Create Awesome course layouts using these Top 11 Moodle course formats #Moodle

September 26th, 2016

Moodle as the name suggests is Modular in nature from the heart and allows you to expand the functionality as desired. That is one of the main reason for wide popularity of Moodle to adapt the learning & training needs of different sectors through the extensions/plugins. Moodle contains more than 52 different types of plugins through which you can extend the features to cater your specific requirements. Read More

Create flexible course layouts using the BOARD (Grid Course Format) #MoodlePlugins

April 5th, 2016

Now you can completely customize the layout of sections in your Moodle course using the new Board course format plugin which is released for Moodle 3.0 version.

Board aka grid course format plugin allows you to have full flexibility between sections and columns. You can choose the quantity and width of columns and sections in each column which makes it very easy to customize the layout of the course.

The plugin also comes with a designer mode which can be turned on from the course settings page to check the position and size of the sections as it will show the sections with a different color background.

When I tested the Board format on my local development server, I found that the plugin is very good for use and plan the layout according to your requirements but the number of fields for sections displayed on the course settings page is too much making to scroll all the way down to save the course settings.

Create flexible course layouts using the Board course format plugin

Create flexible course layouts using the Board course format plugin

You can also grab your copy of the Board course format from the Moodle plugins database here and test it out on your Moodle site.

How do you want the layout of your course to improve the user experience on your site? Do let us know in the comments below.

Grid format updated with fixed bugs

July 21st, 2015

Grid Course format which is one of the most popular course format in the Moodle plugins directory has been updated for Moodle 2.9 with fixed bugs.

The list of fixed bugs in this version are:

  • Fixed coding fault when restoring a course from backup file.
  • Attempt self repair if grid image not in the files table.

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