Showcase what’s current with the Reverse Weekly Topic format


Weekly topic format is a standard for scheduled courses, but I’ve often thought that it showed information in a non-intuitive way (at least in terms of the live feed you see from Twitter, Facebook and other sites which put the newest and most relevant information front and center).  The Weekly format reversed course format developed by Mat Cannings for Moodle does exactly that:

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This is simply the Moodle default weeks format but listing the weeks in reverse order.

The first week will always be at the bottom and the current week will always be at the top.

Future weeks are completely hidden from students but will be “unlocked” as the date arrives. You should keep future weeks set as visible, as it uses Moodle visibility settings for all “unlocked” (present and past) weeks.

Pretty slick. Seems like a great way to make a chronological/synchronous course that much easier to navigate.  To give it a go for Moodle 2.3 and up use this link:


  1. Agreed! I love the notifications that show as you’re editing too…it’s very intuitive for a format that could be pretty confusing to manage.


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