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== Introduction ==
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The Collapsed Topics course format is contributed code module.  The format is similar to the standard [[Course_sections#Topics_format |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.
 
 
The '''Collapsed Topics''' course format is similar to the standard [[Course_sections#Topics_format |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.
 
  
  
 
[[Image:Collapsed topics image1.png|center|Collapsed Topics format example]]
 
[[Image:Collapsed topics image1.png|center|Collapsed Topics format example]]
  
== Download ==
 
 
'''Collapsed Topics''' can be downloaded from the [http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=2307 Moodle Database] entry or by choosing one of the following:
 
 
* [http://download.moodle.org/download.php/plugins18/course/format/topcoll.zip Moodle 1.8]
 
* [http://download.moodle.org/download.php/plugins19/course/format/topcoll.zip Moodle 1.9]
 
* [http://download.moodle.org/download.php/plugins/course/format/topcoll.zip Latest Development Version] - for Moodle 2.0.
 
 
== Installation ==
 
 
Please follow the instructions contained within the '''Readme.txt''' file contained in the download.
 
  
 
== Usage ==
 
== Usage ==
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*Craig Grannell - [http://www.snubcommunications.com/ Snub Communications] who wrote the article 'Collapsed Tables' in [http://www.netmag.co.uk/zine/latest-issue/issue-186 .Net Magazine Issue 186]
 
*Craig Grannell - [http://www.snubcommunications.com/ Snub Communications] who wrote the article 'Collapsed Tables' in [http://www.netmag.co.uk/zine/latest-issue/issue-186 .Net Magazine Issue 186]
  
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==See also==
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*[[http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=2307    Collapsed Topics'] is the Modules and plugins database page for downloads and more information on this module. There are versions for Moodle 1.8, 1.9 and 2.0.
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*Discussions: please create or find a discussion topic in the [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=47 Moodle Course Formats Forum]
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*Bugs can be reported on [http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/CONTRIB/component/10406 Moodle Tracker]
  
--[[User:Gareth Barnard|Gareth Barnard]] 08:51, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
 
  
 
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Revision as of 14:38, 28 November 2009

The Collapsed Topics course format is contributed code module. The 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


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. The latest version is but please use at your own risk. It does not have all of the desired changes to make it fully 2.0 compliant as I maintain it whilst Moodle 2.0 is still changing as development progresses.

Credits

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

See also