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The Glendon course format depends on the atto_etitle plugin that can be downloaded here:

Using Glendon course format

1. Edit settings

  • In your course, click on the cog at the top right of your course and then click on Edit settings
  • Scroll down to the Course format section and expand to view the options
  • Change the Format by clicking intho the menu and select Glendon format. Your browser will refresh and you will have options for the format.
    • Number of columns: Sections will become grid items, This option allows you to select how many grid items you want per row. The default is 3.
    • Top section collapsed: Section 0 or General becomes accordion content. This option either has the content closed or open when you enter the course.

note: Adding a course summary file will display the image above the 0 section. Only one image will display.

2. Editing your course content

It is important to understand that a section will not show up in the grid if there is no content in the section or if the section is hidden.

Turn editing on

You will notice that when you enter your course there is no content available except the "Start here" accordion. You also do not have the default linear sections as with other Moodle course formats. Turning editing on will change the layout to the default "Topics format" look.

Edit section

You can edit your section to add a custom title, a description and an image. Only use one image as all other images will be ignored. Only the first image is used. Ideally, you want to make your images a minimum width of 400px

Creating tabs

When not editing, the front page will have all sections with content displayed in a grid. However, when you enter the section, the content is then displayed in tabs. If there are no tabs, no content will be displayed. Creating a tab is as simple as adding a label and selecting the "Tab" style from the Paragraph styles in the Atto editor. Any content under the "tab" label will be the content for that tab. You can repeat the step to add a second, third etc tabs.

  • Click Add an activity or resource
  • Scroll down and select Label
  • Enter the title you want for your tab.
  • Select the text and then click on the Paragraph styles option (i icon) in the editor and select "Tab" from the menu list
  • Save your changes
  • Add activities and resources as required for this "tab" under this newly created label
  • Repeat these steps to add more tabs.