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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-51978

Change the default course format to Topics

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      On a new installation

      1. Navigate to Site Administration > Courses > Course default settings
      2. Verify that the currently selected format is Topics, and number of sections is 4

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      On an existing installation with the patch applied

      1. Navigate to Site Administration > Courses > Course default settings
      2. Verify that despite what is currently selected as the format, the text next to the drop-down box describing the default says 'Default: Topics format'
      3. Verify that despite what is currently selected as the number of sections, the text next to the drop-down box describing the default says 'Default: 4'
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      On a new installation Navigate to Site Administration > Courses > Course default settings Verify that the currently selected format is Topics, and number of sections is 4 OR On an existing installation with the patch applied Navigate to Site Administration > Courses > Course default settings Verify that despite what is currently selected as the format, the text next to the drop-down box describing the default says 'Default: Topics format' Verify that despite what is currently selected as the number of sections, the text next to the drop-down box describing the default says 'Default: 4'
    • Difficulty:
      Easy
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_29_STABLE, MOODLE_32_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_32_STABLE
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    • Pull Master Branch:
      MDL-51978-master

      Description

      In the recent Plugins survey, the use of course formats was reported.

      Currently, use of course formats is as follows.

      • Topics (84%)
      • Weekly (47%)
      • Collapsed Topics (additional) (35%)
      • Single activity (30%)
      • Grid format (additional) (25%)
      • Social format (17%)

      Currently, the default course format for new courses, set in Site admin > Courses > Course Defaults > Format, is the Weekly format.

      It seems that, as Topics is far more widely used, this default should be set to Topics for new installations.

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                Fix Release Date:
                5/Dec/16