Uploaded image for project: 'Moodle'
  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-72706

Change default value of "Hidden sections" course format setting

    XMLWordPrintable

Details

    • MOODLE_400_STABLE
    • MOODLE_400_STABLE
    • MDL-72706-master
    • Hide

      New installations:

      1. Create a new Moodle 4.0 site based on the patch.
      2. As admin go to Site administration > Courses > Course default settings
      3. Confirm 'Hidden sections' setting is set to 'Hidden sections are completely invisible' by default and is shown as 'Default'.
      4. Go to Site administration > Courses > Add a new course
      5. Confirm 'Hidden sections' setting is set to 'Hidden sections are completely invisible' by default.
      6. Go to Site administration > Courses > Course default settings
      7. Change 'Hidden sections' setting to 'Hidden sections are shown as not available' and Save changes.
      8. Go to Site administration > Courses > Add a new course
      9. Confirm 'Hidden sections' setting is set to 'Hidden sections are shown as not available' by default.

      Upgrading:

      1. Create a new Moodle 3.11 site.
      2. Upgrade to 4.0 based on the patch.
      3. As admin go to Site administration > Courses > Course default settings
      4. Confirm 'Hidden sections' setting is set to 'Hidden sections are shown as not available' by default.
      5. Confirm that 'Default' string value for 'Hidden sections' setting is 'Hidden sections are completely invisible'
      6. Go to Site administration > Courses > Add a new course
      7. Confirm 'Hidden sections' setting is set to 'Hidden sections are shown as not available' by default.
      8. Go to Site administration > Courses > Course default settings
      9. Change 'Hidden sections' setting to 'Hidden sections are completely invisible' and Save changes.
      10. Go to Site administration > Courses > Add a new course
      11. Confirm 'Hidden sections' setting is set to 'Hidden sections are completely invisible' by default.

        

      Show
      New installations: Create a new Moodle 4.0 site based on the patch. As admin go to Site administration > Courses > Course default settings Confirm 'Hidden sections' setting is set to 'Hidden sections are completely invisible' by default and is shown as 'Default'. Go to Site administration > Courses > Add a new course Confirm 'Hidden sections' setting is set to 'Hidden sections are completely invisible' by default. Go to Site administration > Courses > Course default settings Change 'Hidden sections' setting to 'Hidden sections are shown as not available' and Save changes. Go to Site administration > Courses > Add a new course Confirm 'Hidden sections' setting is set to 'Hidden sections are shown as not available' by default. Upgrading: Create a new Moodle 3.11 site. Upgrade to 4.0 based on the patch. As admin go to Site administration > Courses > Course default settings Confirm 'Hidden sections' setting is set to 'Hidden sections are shown as not available' by default. Confirm that 'Default' string value for 'Hidden sections' setting is 'Hidden sections are completely invisible' Go to Site administration > Courses > Add a new course Confirm 'Hidden sections' setting is set to 'Hidden sections are shown as not available' by default. Go to Site administration > Courses > Course default settings Change 'Hidden sections' setting to 'Hidden sections are completely invisible' and Save changes. Go to Site administration > Courses > Add a new course Confirm 'Hidden sections' setting is set to 'Hidden sections are completely invisible' by default.   
    • Moppies Kanban

    Description

      This setting is found on "Course settings / Course format / Hidden sections"

       

      The default value for this setting is "Hidden sections are shown in collapsed form", which can be very disorienting for new users. They expect hidden sections to be completely hidden from students as the default behavior.

      I suggest changing the default value to "Hidden sections are completely invisible".

      Edited to add: In addition to changing the default, the fix for this issue also changes the wording of the option 'Hidden sections are completely invisible' to 'Hidden sections are shown as not available' to match 4.0 behaviour.

      Attachments

        Activity

          People

            amaia Amaia Anabitarte
            rafaellechugo Rafael Lechugo
            Carlos Escobedo Carlos Escobedo
            Shamim Rezaie Shamim Rezaie
            Gladys Basiana Gladys Basiana
            Amaia Anabitarte, Carlos Escobedo, Ferran Recio, Ilya Tregubov, Laurent David, Sara Arjona (@sarjona)
            Votes:
            2 Vote for this issue
            Watchers:
            9 Start watching this issue

            Dates

              Created:
              Updated:
              Resolved:
              19/Apr/22

              Time Tracking

                Estimated:
                Original Estimate - 0 minutes
                0m
                Remaining:
                Remaining Estimate - 0 minutes
                0m
                Logged:
                Time Spent - 6 hours, 50 minutes
                6h 50m