There’s often a lag for plugins to be updated when a new major Moodle release hits the download page. In the case of the popular course formats maintained by Gareth Barnard the wait was just a few minutes: each of the popular alternative course formats, Collapsed topics, Grid, Column, and Noticeboard have been updated to ensure compatibility with Moodle 2.8.

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Find a link to download each for your shiny new Moodle at or use the automatic plugin feature on your newly upgraded Moodle to make these available on your own Moodle site.

Shown below the Grid Course format:


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  1. They have all been released as ‘Release Candidate’ maturity level indicating my confidence in them after testing but giving you the user a chance to test them in your environment. If no issues are raised by the end of the week, I will put out stable versions.


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