Accordion Resource to reduce the “Scroll Of Death” in Moodle 1.9

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In his 2009 post in moodle.org, Moodler Abrar Ullah, introduced his Accordion Resource which allows one to hide and show labels and text.

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I have recently implemented Abrar’s Accordion Resource on my Moodle 1.9.7 site, with this Moodle.org post here explaining how I did it for my site. In that post of mine, I showed how I embedded a Blip.tv (you can do the same for a Youtube video) within an Accordion resource on my site. You can follow the main discussion here.

Screen1: The Accordion resource as introduced by Abrar in his post on moodle.org.

The image shows a multi-lined label of text within the accordion. The Accordion Resource is NOT limited to just labels and HTML code.

I have, since then, discovered that with some tinkering around, you can reduce the Scroll Of Death even further by embedding actual resources and activities on your Course Page with the Accordion Resource. Here’s a screenshot showing the Accordion Resource used for this purpose:


Screen2:
A de-cluttered course page page “Accordionised”

Notice the Book resource within the Accordion? Well you can put any resource inside.

For a LIVE demo, you can login to my website http://scm.moodleace.com.
Username: student
Password: moodle

To see it in action on my IT course page, here’s a Youtube video.

In a followup post, I will be explaning how you can use the Accordion Resource Editor on your own Moodle 1.9 course page. In the meantime, for those who cannot wait, you may email me at [email protected] for help on how to do this. Stay tuned for more news.

Cheers and have a great weekend!