User talk:Mary Cooch

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Hi Mary, thanks for contributing to the Resources FAQ :-) You are always helping people in the Using Moodle forums; it would be great if more of your knowledge was transferred to Moodle Docs so that even more people are helped! --Helen Foster 03:34, 11 December 2008 (CST) == Thanks, Helen - I'll do my best :)Mary Cooch

Linking to resources in hidden topics

Hi Mary, good question you put on Helen's page. I would also suggest HTML linking is another page that sort of relates. Maybe this topic deserves a section on that page, plus an example. As I recall, some versions of Moodle or perhaps some role settings, do not allow a student to visit a hidden resource. There were also issues about visiting other courses that had resources (hidden or otherwise). However, if you have an example that works, then it should certainly be in MoodleDocs because it is very useful tip/trick. Best --chris collman 08:37, 20 December 2008 (CST)


thanks Chris; I will have a look at that page and plan to put an example and few words in the docs tonight or tomorrow - when you say 'hidden' resource presumably you mean 'unseen' resource? I'd be interested to know the versions/role settings that don't allow students to see unseen resources as I haven't had that problem yet and don't want to lead people down a dead end! Mary Cooch

Exactly unseen, not visible to students or those with certain roles. :)--chris collman 08:47, 21 December 2008 (CST)

Mary, I did a quick edit of what you did on the Course homepage#Tips and tricks. Nice. Please check it to make sure I got it right. I added a link from the HTML linking page to the Tips and Tricks section on the Course homepage.

Question: Teachers don't have to do anything special to edit those "extra" topics?

I think the course sections are more friendly that lesson "answers" I work with in 1.5. One of my early mistakes was having 6 answers on one question then 4 on all the others. I changed the setting from 10 to 4 to cut down on the page length and then got frustrated that I could see but my edits on the 5th and 6th answers previously entered, would not hold. I never checked if my students could see or select them :). --chris collman 09:22, 21 December 2008 (CST)

Thanks Chris! I'm still uncertain about getting things right here.
You done good ! Important thing is to record the idea. Editing and formatting can come later and is really the easy part. Thank you for your contribution.--chris collman 19:41, 21 December 2008 (CST)

Question: Teachers don't have to do anything special to edit those "extra" topics? When I set up that subject options course in the video, because the pages open in the same window, all the individual subject teachers had to do was to click on their subject and then click update this resource in order to edit it. Many of them don't have any idea of the way the unseen stuff is set up; they just know that they can get to and edit their own subject page with a few clicks. Which is good. Mary Cooch