Kickstart course format

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Kickstart course format
Type Course format
Set N/A
Downloads https://moodle.org/plugins/format_kickstart
Issues https://github.com/stefanscholz/moodle-format_kickstart
Discussion https://github.com/stefanscholz/moodle-format_kickstart/issues
Maintainer(s) Stefan-Alexander Scholz, bdecent gmbh

Installation (Free Version, format_kickstart)

Option 1: Install from Moodle.org (recommended)

  1. Login as an admin and go to Site administration > Plugins > Install plugins. (If you can't find this location, then plugin installation is prevented on your site.)
  2. Click the button 'Install plugins from Moodle plugins directory'.
  3. Search for "Kickstart", click the Install button then click Continue.
  4. Confirm the installation request
  5. Check the plugin validation report

Option 2: Install from zip package

  1. Download Kickstart from https://moodle.org/plugins/pluginversions.php?plugin=format_kickstart
  2. Login to your Moodle site as an admin and go to Administration > Site administration > Plugins > Install plugins.
  3. Upload the ZIP file. You should only be prompted to add extra details (in the Show more section) if the plugin is not automatically detected.
  4. If your target directory is not writeable, you will see a warning message.
  5. Check the plugin validation report

Option 3: Install manually on server

  1. Download Kickstart from https://moodle.org/plugins/pluginversions.php?plugin=format_kickstart
  2. Upload or copy it to your Moodle server.
  3. Unzip it in the `/course/formats` directory.
  4. In your Moodle site (as admin) go to Settings > Site administration > Notifications (you should, for most plugin types, get a message saying the plugin is installed).

Installation (Pro Version, local_kickstart_pro)

Please note: the pro version is not replacement of the free version, it needs to be installed in addition. The installation will only succeed if you have the free version (format_kickstart) already installed.

Option 1: Install from zip package

  1. Download Kickstart from https://bdecent.de/my-account
  2. Login to your Moodle site as an admin and go to Administration > Site administration > Plugins > Install plugins.
  3. Upload the ZIP file. You should only be prompted to add extra details (in the Show more section) if the plugin is not automatically detected.
  4. If your target directory is not writeable, you will see a warning message.
  5. Check the plugin validation report

Option 2: Install manually on server

  1. Download Kickstart from https://bdecent.de/my-account
  2. Upload or copy it to your Moodle server.
  3. Unzip it in the `/local/` directory.
  4. In your Moodle site (as admin) go to Settings > Site administration > Notifications (you should, for most plugin types, get a message saying the plugin is installed).

For more detailed info, visit https://docs.moodle.org/310/en/Installing_plugins

Initial Setup (by Administrator)

  • Create templates from existing courses using moodle's backup function
  • Go to Site administration > Courses > Manage templates and create the templates, using the .mbz files.
  • Go to Site administration > Courses > Course default settings > Course format and choose Kickstart as default format (optional)

Usage

  • Create a new course and enrol the teacher(s) (usually done by course creators, managers or admins)
  • When the teacher opens the course, he can now choose from the templates configured
  • If required, the teacher can re-start Kickstart by selecting the course format from the course settings;


See also