3.1 updates collapsed topics grid format

Gareth Barnard has recently released updates for two popular Course Format Moodle plugins. The Collapsed Topics course format is hugely popular with an estimated 3946 sites currently implementing it. The Grid Format course format is only slightly less popular with 3585 installs. These are power plugins for the community!

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Click here to get the Collapsed Topics course format for Moodle 3.1.

Click here to get the Grid Format course format for Moodle 3.1NOTE: The Grid Format is only in BETA and should not be put on production servers at this time!

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Do you use the Collapsed Topics or Grid Format course formats? Tell us about your experience in the comments below!

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  1. We use grid, but because it has some issues with accessibility, we are looking forward to the new version that can fallback to topics view.

  2. What issues with accessibility please? I have made lots of efforts to make the format accessible. And there is already a ‘topic’ like view with the ‘course layout’ set to ‘one section per page’.

  3. Sorry for the delay, I was on vacation. One of our web dev team wasn’t thrilled with the use of modals. Some of our students prefer navigating the all topics on one page with their screenreaders. So mostly internal preferences rather than technical issues.

  4. I’ve not asked all of them, so I can’t say for certain. And yes, I am aware of that option, and as commented at first, we are looking forward to upgrading to a version of the plugin that includes that feature.


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