Moodle
  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-7489

Current Lesson at the Top - Weekly Mode Reversed

    Details

    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.6.3, 1.7
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Course
    • Labels:
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    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_16_STABLE, MOODLE_17_STABLE

      Description

      These ideas are related so I'll mention them together.

      1. 1 ====
        It would be nice to have the current lesson at the top of the page, with the previous lesson following it and then the lesson previous to that.

      In other words, add the option of being able to reverse the lesson order, having the oldest (first lesson) at the bottom and the newest (highest number lesson) at the top. (Teachers could manually hide upcoming lessons.)

      1. 2 ====
        If you add the above suggested improvement, then this is an additional improvement that could be made.

      In "weekly mode", have Moodle automatically hide upcoming lessons until the date indicated. This would mean that the current lesson would always be displayed at the top and that teachers wouldn't need to manually hide upcoming lessons.

      #3 ====
      If you add the above suggested improvement, then this could be done, too.

      In "weekly mode", Moodle could also automatically hide older lessons after a given time set by the teacher. Some teachers might want to allow students to only see last week's lesson, other teachers might want to allow more lessons to be shown.

      NOTE: I have noticed that some of our teachers are doing something similar to this using "topics mode", but are manually moving everything each week, which is quite time-consuming.

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            Anthony Borrow added a comment -

            I have not infrequently read about a desire to see the weekly course format be listed in reverse order. I like what Luuk Carnel suggests in http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=68055. Should this be considered for inclusion in HEAD?

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            Anthony Borrow added a comment - I have not infrequently read about a desire to see the weekly course format be listed in reverse order. I like what Luuk Carnel suggests in http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=68055 . Should this be considered for inclusion in HEAD?
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            Charles Kelly added a comment -

            Thanks:
            This is the direct link to Luuk Carnel's posting http://moodle.org/mod/forum/post.php?reply=332366
            CONTENT:
            Make a new directory in moodle\course\format and name it : "weeksinv"
            Copy the file "format.php" (see attachment) into it, together with the file "config.php" from the "weeks" directory.
            Then you add the following line to : \lang\en_utf8\moodle.php :
            $string['formatweeks'] = 'Inverted Weekly format';
            For me it works in 1.6.3 and 1.8.1

            This is the direct link to the attached file: http://moodle.org/file.php/5/moddata/forum/30/332366/format.php

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            Charles Kelly added a comment - Thanks: This is the direct link to Luuk Carnel's posting http://moodle.org/mod/forum/post.php?reply=332366 CONTENT: Make a new directory in moodle\course\format and name it : "weeksinv" Copy the file "format.php" (see attachment) into it, together with the file "config.php" from the "weeks" directory. Then you add the following line to : \lang\en_utf8\moodle.php : $string ['formatweeks'] = 'Inverted Weekly format'; For me it works in 1.6.3 and 1.8.1 This is the direct link to the attached file: http://moodle.org/file.php/5/moddata/forum/30/332366/format.php
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            Helen Foster added a comment -

            The spec of the new blog-style course format is very similar to the improvements requested in this issue.

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            Helen Foster added a comment - The spec of the new blog-style course format is very similar to the improvements requested in this issue.

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