Minted course profile plugin

Configurable course settings, settings interface and blocks for Moodle 1.9, 1.8, 1.7 and Moodle 1.6

This is a Moodle plugin discussed on the moodle.org forum


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Download Minted course profile plugin 2.5 tar file for Moodle 1.9 (1199 downloads since Mar 2008)

Download Minted course profile plugin 2.5 zip file for Moodle 1.9 (432 downloads since 25 Aug 2009)

Download Minted course profile plugin 2.2 for Moodle 1.8 (412 downloads since Mar 2008)

Download Minted course profile plugin 2.0 for Moodle 1.7 (186 downloads since Mar 2008)

Download Minted course profile plugin 2.0 for Moodle 1.6 (213 downloads since Mar 2008)

Features of the Minted course profile plugin 2.2

The plugin gives site administrators the ability to:

-Configure default course settings in the same way you can configure default quiz settings

Fig 1: How to access the set up of defaults in Moodle 1.7 and above Fig 2: How to access the set up of defaults in Moodle 1.6
admin access for moodle 1.7 and above admin access for moodle 1.6

Fig 3: Screen on Moodle 1.6 to configure default course settings and course settings screen into basic and advanced section (by category)
settings plugin

 

-Configure course settings interface into basic and advanced sections in the same way you can configure the quiz settings interface

Fig 4: New course settings screen on Moodle 1.6 if all advanced settings is checked

basic view


Fig 5: New course settings screen on Moodle 1.6 if all advanced settings is checked and advanced settings selected

advanced settings

-Configure default course settings by Moodle category, which means the default skin, as well as default functionality, of the course site can be configured at a departmental level*
-Configure course settings interface by Moodle category*

Fig 6: Select category

category

-Configure Moodle blocks by category, which means the default structure of the site can be configured at a departmental level *
*If no defaults are found for a category it will default to the parent category default settings

Fig 7: Screen to configure default course blocks (by category)

blocks

Fig 8: example course site

example site

The defaults will be referenced when a course is created manually.  Also accessible for this site is the Minted IMS Enterprise enrolment plugin which is configured to use these defaults. The defaults can also be accessed using any other course creation mechanism with trivial tweaks to the code.

NOTE: The downloads files are tar.gz files. Internet Explorer does not recognise these files and may throw an error. Please use a different browser to download these files..

Download Minted course profile plugin 2.5 tar file for Moodle 1.9 (1199 downloads since Mar 2008)

Download Minted course profile plugin 2.5 zip file for Moodle 1.9 (432 downloads since 25 Aug 2009)

Download Minted course profile plugin 2.2 for Moodle 1.8 (412 downloads since Mar 2008)

Download Minted course profile plugin 2.0 for Moodle 1.7 (186 downloads since Mar 2008)

Download Minted course profile plugin 2.0 for Moodle 1.6 (213 downloads since Mar 2008)

There is a Moodle.org discussion and a Minted project website

To install the Minted profile plugin 2.0 to work with manual enrolment

1. Download the tar file to the root of your site.
2. cd /path/to/moodle/root/dir
3. tar -xzvf minted_courseprofile20for1x.tar.gz. The files will be placed in the correct directories.
4. Open your moodle site from a web browser
5. Go to moodle/admin (this will create and alter the database tables where necessary

For those unfamiliar with the command line

1. Download the tar file
2. Decompress file
3. Add the admin/profiles folder inside the Moodle admin folder
4. Copy over Moodle admin/index.php with admin/index.php
5. Copy over Moodle admin/settings/courses.php with admin/settings/courses.php (only if installing in Moodle 1.7 or 1.8)
6. Copy over Moodle course/edit.php with course/edit.php
7. Copy over Moodle course/edit.html with course/edit.html
8. Copy over Moodle course/lib.php (only if installing in Moodle 1.8)
9. Add lang/en_utf8/profiles.php to the Moodle lang/en_utf8 folde

Note: POSTGRES compatibility has not been written yet