It was brought to my attention that when Moodle filters out a word found in the "bad words" list it in fact leaves the word in the alt text. So moving your mouse over the word "Scunthorpe" produces some quite interesting results!!
The resolve this I edited the file filter/censor/filter.php
And around line 36 replace this code
$words[ ] = new filterobject($badword, ‘<span class="censoredtext" title=".$badword.">’, ‘</span>’,
After lots of comments and feedback by readers of my blog and by the forceful persuasion of @moodleman and @donnathompson via Twitter I have agreed to put some extra work into my course report block and release it to the public.
I’ll be documenting its progress on this site and maybe write a tutorial on how to build it as I go along.
The topics course format on Moodle is one of our most popular, followed by the weekly format. However, on some courses, tutors required the topic layout but without the confusing numbers on the side. To achieve this I created a new format called “Clear Topics – No numbering”.
This works really well, especially on intranet or information courses.
Today I finished working on the quick course edit bar. The bar appears once the “Turn editing On” button is selected. The bar drops down beneath the breadcrumb trail to reveal 3 of the most common settings that our tutors have problems finding under the course settings.
As I’ve said many times before, I love the MyMoodle page and I’m always looking for ways in which to improve it. So my colleague and I, Sukhwant Lota (@sukhwantlota) set about creating Moodle Folders.
We needed something new for the start of the summer term and we needed a custom way to sort long course lists on the MyMoodle page. Being avid fans of Google Mail and Docs we liked the idea of using tags and labels, so in effect this is how Moodle Folders works. The user simply creates a tag/folder which is assigned to a course.
This is a simple idea, but very effective nevertheless.
I have made it even easier to find courses in the MyMoodle course list by placing category icons next to each course name.
Courses in the Sport Category have a small football icon, IT courses have a floppy disc, Tutorial courses have a question mark symbol and so on.
The script works by first checking for a .png file with the name of the category ID. If it finds the file it will include the icon, if an icon has not yet been created for the category then it will show the default icon.