New plugin – Show specific courses with course summary on front page with Featured courses block

Recently Featured courses block was released in the Moodle plugins directory which enables you to select some courses to be displayed on front page.

For each course, the block will show it’s name with a link to course page, it’s summary and summary files. It is also possible to set sort order.

Featured Courses block configuration page

To select featured courses, add the block to front page, go to edit settings, click on the link on the settings screen. The order of the courses displayed by the block is defined by the “sortorder” field. It is an integer field that the records are ordered by.

You can download the Featured courses block from this link – Thanks Daniel Neis Araujo for sharing such a nice block plugin with the Moodle community.

Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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