Other Moodle 1.x Addons

On this page are some useful tools and patches which relate to out work with the Moodle 1.x Learning Platform which we are making available under the GNU GPL Licence. At the present time, no attempt has been made to work out if any of the stuff presented here works outside of the context of our own requirements. Autotrain accepts no liability for anything whatsoever that might go wrong as a result of using any software downloaded from these pages.

Important Note : These modules/patches are for system administrators only and require file level access to the server that runs Moodle. If you are not the administrator of your Moodle server, you will not be able to install these modules/patches.

Note for IE users :These downloads are unix/linux .tar.gz files. IE sometimes manages to mangle the file extension and will save the file as .tar.tar. If you change it back to .tar.gz then the files should work fine with winzip on windows.

Moodle Resume and Course Start Button Modules (Last update 1/12/08)

This download contains a simple module which provides a function which allows moodle users to have an automatic bookmark of the last resource or module page they viewed in a moodle course, so that they can easily resume viewing course material after a break. This is similar to the WebCT 'Continue where I left off' function'. For Moodle 1.5.3 and above, there is also a 'Start Course' module which takes the user to the first resource or module in the course.

Amazon Associates Block (Last update 4/12/08)

This block allows you to put Amazon associates book links into your Moodle as a standard block.

The block has locale configuration data for the UK and US only. A German translation and settings have now been added, but these are untested and believed to be buggy. If you want to add settings for other countries, then contact us.

Collapsible Content Display Course Format/Patch (Last update 1/12/08)

The aim of this patch is to provide a collapsible/expandable display in the course home page for all of the resources stored within each topic. eg instead of getting :

Topic name
  page 1
  page 2
  page 3
  page 4
You will now see :
Topic name
  Go to this sectio
  + Show section content
 

Clicking show content will give you :

Topic name
  Go to this section
  - Hide section content
  page 1
  page 2
  page 3
  page 4

This effect does not trigger in all cases. The rules are as follows :

  1. The top topic, usually unnumbered and in our case used for course tools etc is not collapsed.
  2. The collapsible sections are only used if a course contains 2 or more topics and the section in question contains 3 or more titles. The logic being that courses with only 1 section are probably too short for this to be necessary.
  3. Collapsible sections are disabled when in editing mode.
  4. This patch is currently only works for the 'topics' course format, but it should be possible to activate it for other course types by editing the course/format/*/*php files to included it.