1. Introduction. Agenda2. Identification of pedagogical need and history.3. Installation.4. Configuration.5. Default configuration.6. Development and challenges.7. Where to find help.8. The future.9. Make your own course format - time permitting.10. Feedback.
Pedagogical need and history● Real world classroom requirement.● Ability.● Inspiration.● Creation.● Evolution.● Maintenance.
Installation● Read the Readme :)● If uncertain, try on a test installation first.● Only changes the presentation not the data you already have.● Self contained.● Different languages.
Configuration● User request inspired.● Layout and colour options.● Customise for your language.
Default configuration● Decide on what you want.● Defaults apply across all courses that use the format.● Edit in a plain text editor or an IDE that understands PHP files.
Development and ChallengesDevelopmentProgressive enhancement.Trial and error.Firebug.print_r() and alert().ChallengesKeeping pace with coredevelopments.Maintenance and support. From About Coders available from geekandpoke.typepad.comNew features.
The future● Improvements.● Individual course layouts.● Moodle 2.3+ changes.● Moodle 1.9 development.● Form and function. geekandpoke.typepad.com/geekandpoke/2012/04/simply-explained-no.html
Make your own course format● Choose a name – one that does not already exist.● Work out the frankenstyle - docs.moodle.org/dev/Frankenstyle.● Copy from a standard format.● Change to your name.● Make your changes.● Give back to the community. geekandpoke.typepad.com/geekandpoke/2012/01/simply-explained-dp.html
Feedback● Polls.● Q & A.● Thank you for attending and participating.● Feedback appreciated and acknowledged.● About.me/gjbarnard or though the Course formats forum. geekandpoke.typepad.com/geekandpoke/2012/01/simply-explained.html