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Softcourse is a course format for Moodle
Softcourse is a course format for Moodledisplays sections with an image and an optional text
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Revision as of 15:34, 14 January 2020
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Required version of Moodle
- 3 Installation
- 4 Overview
- 5 Usage
- 6 Others options
- 7 Feedback
- 8 Credit
- 9 See also
Softcourse is a course format for Moodle. This course format displays sections with an image and an optional text if added in section summary. With this design, this course format goal is to present the course quickly with just the main information about sections (title of the section). Users don’t see the detail of the section, for instance, resources or activities. So this course format is rather recommended to linear course or course where isn't important to see quickly resources/activities.
Required version of Moodle
This version works with Moodle version 2018050800 and above within the 3.5 branch until the next release.
1. Ensure you have the version of Moodle as stated above in 'Required version of Moodle'. This is essential as the format relies on underlying core code that is out of our control. 2. Put Moodle in 'Maintenance Mode' (docs.moodle.org/en/admin/setting/maintenancemode) so that there are no users using it bar you as the administrator - if you have not already done so. 3. Copy 'softcourse' to '/course/format/' if you have not already done so or use github repository (https://github.com/DigiDago/moodle-format_softcourse) 4. Login as an administrator and follow standard the 'plugin' update notification. If needed, go to 'Site administration' -> 'Notifications' if this does not happen. 5. Put Moodle out of Maintenance Mode.
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Here are some explanations to use Softcourse.
1. We think is better to add a short description or/and an image to describe or introduce your course.
You can use the first area at the top of the course homepage.
How add a description to introduce your course ?
2. Custom sections
As in all Moodle courses, you can add your own title for each section (1). If you want to present a more visual course, you can use image to illustrate sections (2). We recommend to use an image with 250px X 150px or a similar ratio.
How add an image?
How change title or summary of a section?
Turn editing on and change content as usualy.
3. Others features
Some information are automatically display for learners : numbers of activities for each section, progress bar. This information are automatically display when you add activities and resources in your course and if you use achievement activity.
1. Add a table of contents
To improve orientation of learners in your course pages, you can use your block "[course module navigation ]". With this block you can present a table of contents with all acivities and resources. So you can use this course format with Course Module navigation to display the summary of the course.
2. Option to hide all sections
If you wan to simplify your course homepage, you can display only the short description of the course. All sections can be hidden.
How to hide all section ?
We would love to know if you like it, please let us know your [feedback]
Softcourse is a course format for Moodle developed by [Pimenko]