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Revision as of 08:50, 17 August 2009

Introduction

The Collapsed Topics course format is similar to the standard 'Topics' format except that all topics (except '0') can be 'toggled' on and off. This reduces clutter in courses that have a large number of topics, lots of content in the topics or a combination of the two.


Collapsed Topics format example

Download

Collapsed Topics can be downloaded from the Moodle Database entry or by choosing one of the following:

Installation

Please follow the instructions contained within the Readme.txt file contained in the download.

Usage

Selecting

To select the format, simply choose it from the list
Course Format
of course formats in the course settings. To show / hide a topic just click on its toggle.

Toggle State

When refreshing the page, the state of the 'toggles' is remembered. This is on a per browser session per course basis for as long as the browser remains open.

Changing the look

Formatting

Most of the formatting is contained within the file 'topics_collapsed.css' which is fully commented to facilitate easy manipulation of specific elements. For example, if you found that in your particular web browser the 'Topic x ' text was too big...


Topic text too big


Then you can add an addtional 'font-size:0.6em;' to the 'tr.cps td.cps_centre' class.


Changing the css


The Arrow

If you want to change the look and style of the arrow, simply change 'arrow_down.png' and 'arrow_up.png'.

FAQ

Q. How do I report an issue with Collapsed Topics? A. Raise an issue on Moodle Tracker or post a discussion on the Moodle Course Formats Forum

Q. Is Collapsed Topics Moodle 2.0 compatible? A. Not yet, but a version is planned.

Credits

Collapsed Topics has been developed by and is maintained by Gareth Barnard with invaluable input from:


--Gareth Barnard 17:55, 12 August 2009 (UTC)