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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-64517

Default course setting for "Calculate the end date from the number of sections"

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 3.4.6, 3.6.1
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Course
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    • Testing Instructions:
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      These instructions assume a clean install and the default course format set to "Topics."

      1. Navigate to the course creation form. Change the course format from Topics to Weeks. Let the page reload. Ensure that "Calculate the end date from the number of sections" is checked.
      2. Navigate to Plugins > Course formats > Weekly format.
      3. Uncheck "Calculate the end date by default" and save.
      4. Navigate to the course creation form. Change the course format from Topics to Weeks. Let the page reload. Ensure that "Calculate the end date from the number of sections" is unchecked.
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      These instructions assume a clean install and the default course format set to "Topics." Navigate to the course creation form. Change the course format from Topics to Weeks. Let the page reload. Ensure that "Calculate the end date from the number of sections" is checked. Navigate to Plugins > Course formats > Weekly format. Uncheck "Calculate the end date by default" and save. Navigate to the course creation form. Change the course format from Topics to Weeks. Let the page reload. Ensure that "Calculate the end date from the number of sections" is unchecked.
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_34_STABLE, MOODLE_36_STABLE
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    • Pull Master Branch:
      MDL-64517-master

      Description

      We've had reports of users reducing the number of weeks in their courses from the actual number because they want to use topical sections. They then find that their course has seemingly disappeared because it moves to the Past tab of their dashboard. Obviously they should change to Topics format or disable the "Calculate the end date from the number of sections" setting but many never will. We send over our actual course end dates to Moodle and would prefer to use that but it appears we can't disable the calculate end date feature as the default for all courses and so the end date we send over can't be enabled on a site-wide basis. The ability to enable/disable the calculate end date feature as a default for the site really should exist.

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              • Assignee:
                cfulton Charles Fulton
                Reporter:
                bennettj Jason Bennett
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                Amaia Anabitarte, Carlos Escobedo, Ferran Recio, Sara Arjona (@sarjona), Víctor Déniz Falcón
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