Mike Grant has released a Moodle plugin which checks various aspects of a course in order to promote consistency in course resources and information and prompt teachers to add relevant information that students are expecting. The block “carries out a number of automated checks on a course, to encourage a minimum standard of course quality. The block also allows for a course to be cleaned up of empty sections.”
What’s it check?
- course summary and image
- that the course is visible (I have made this mistake before)
- guest access is disabled
- renamed section headers
- that each section has a summary
- no empty sections
- suggested blocks by the administrators
Pretty simple way to do a “pre-flight” check for teachers before the school year or semester gets underway. What else would you check in a block like this?
Read more about the block or download it at https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=block_bcu_course_checks