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1This files describes API changes in /course/*,
2information provided here is intended especially for developers.
3
4=== 4.0 ===
5
6* The format_base is now deprecated. Use core_courseformat\base instead.
7* The new course output components deprecate many renderer methods from course
8renderer and course format renderer:
9 - output\course_format: to render the general course structure
10 - output\section_format: to render a section
11 - output\cm_format: to render an activity card inside a section
12 - output\course_format\*: to render parts of the course structure
13 - output\section_format\*: to render parts of the course section
14* The previous format renderer page_title method has been moved to course_format::page_title
15* New format renderer methods to interact with the new output components:
16 - render: override the default templatable mustache location for the new course components.
17 - course_section_updated_cm_item: used when the course editor needs to update a cm item HTML.
18 - render_course_format: contrib formats should override this method to change the default template.
19* The following methods are adapted to use outputs but with a deprecation warning and should not be used anymore:
20 - print_single_section_page (replaced by output\course_format)
21 - print_multiple_section_page (replaced by output\course_format)
22 - course_activity_clipboard (integrated in replaced by output\course_format)
23 - format_summary_text (replaced by output\section_format\summay)
24 - change_number_sections (replaced by output\course_format\addsection)
25 - course_section_cm_list_item (replaced by output\section_format\cmitem)
26 - course_section_cm (replaced by output\cm_format)
27 - course_section_cm_list (replaced by output\section_format\cmlist)
28 - section_edit_control_menu (replaced by output\section_format\controlmenu)
29 - section_right_content (integrated in output\section_format)
30 - section_left_content (integrated in output\section_format)
31 - section_header (replaced by output\section_format\header)
32 - section_footer (integrated in output\section_format)
33 - section_edit_control_items (replaced by output\section_format\controlmenu)
34 - section_summary (replaced by output\section_format\summary)
35 - section_activity_summary (replaced by output\section_format\cmsummary)
36 - section_availability_message (integrated in output\section_format\availability)
37 - section_availability (replaced by output\section_format\availability)
38 - get_nav_links (replaced by output\course_format\sectionnavigation)
39 - stealth_section_header (replaced by output\section_format\header)
40 - stealth_section_footer (integrated in by output\section_format)
41 - section_nav_selection (replaced by output\course_format\sectionselector)
42* The following abstract methods are deleted:
43 - start_section_list (integrated in output\course_format)
44 - end_section_list (integrated in output\course_format)
45 - page_title (moved to output\course_format)
46* Course formats should have a renderer (until now it was only highly recommended but not mandatory). For backwards
47compatibility (to not break third-party plugins without it), legacy_format_renderer has been created and will be used when
48course formats don't have their own renderer.
49* New external core_courseformat\external\get_state returns current state information for a given course.
50* New external core_courseformat\external\update_course runs given action to edit course and gets the affectated state objects.
51* New external core_course\external\get_state returns current state information for a given course.
52* New external function core_course_update_course runs given action to edit course status.
53* The `\core\event\course_category_deleted` event is now created with a snapshot of the category record being deleted,
54 available inside event observers via `$event->get_record_snapshot`
55* New include_course_editor() function to include and configure course editor modules.
56* New core_course_drawer() function to render the message drawer in the top of the body of each page.
57* New course_get_enrolled_courses_for_logged_in_user_from_search which hooks in with external\get_enrolled_courses_by_timeline_classification
58 given COURSE_TIMELINE_SEARCH is set then get_enrolled_courses_by_timeline_classification will deviate to use a string search of enrolled courses.
59
60=== 3.11 ===
61* A new callback xxx_coursemodule_definition_after_data that allows plugins to extend activity forms after the data is set.
62* \core_course_renderer::course_section_cm_completion() has been deprecated. It is not being used anymore and is being replaced by
63 \core_renderer::activity_information().
64* New Behat steps for checking activity date information in the \behat_course class:
65 - activity_date_in_activity_should_contain_text()
66 - Given the activity date in "<ActivityName>" should contain "<Text>"
67 - activity_dates_information_in_activity_should_exist()
68 - Given the activity date information in "<ActivityName>" should exist
69 - activity_dates_information_in_activity_should_not_exist()
70 - Given the activity date information in "<ActivityName>" should not exist
71* A user preference usemodchooser has been removed and the activities/resources (non-ajax) activity chooser has been deprecated and will be removed in the future.
72
73=== 3.10 ===
74
75* The function make_categories_options() has now been deprecated. Please use \core_course_category::make_categories_list() instead.
76* External function core_course_external::get_course_contents now returns a new field contextid with the module context id.
77* The core_course_external class methods get_courses(), get_courses_by_field() and search_courses() now return a "valueraw" property
78 for each custom course field, which contains the original/unformatted version of the custom field value.
79
80=== 3.9 ===
81
82* The function get_module_metadata is now deprecated. Please use \core_course\local\service\content_item_service instead.
83* Activity module names are now PARAM_ALPHANUM instead of PARAM_ALPHA so integers can be used in activity module names
84* The following functions have been added to core_course_renderer class to have more granularity. They can be overriden in
85 extending classes:
86 - course_name
87 - course_enrolment_icons
88 - course_summary
89 - course_contacts
90 - course_overview_files
91 - course_category_name
92 - course_custom_fields
93
94=== 3.8 ===
95
96* The following functions have been finally deprecated and can not be used any more:
97 - core_course_external::get_activities_overview
98* External function core_course_external::get_enrolled_courses_by_timeline_classification now also supports the classification
99 'allincludinghidden' which delivers all courses including hidden courses. The classification 'all' still returns all courses
100 without hidden courses.
101
102=== 3.7 ===
103
104 * The course pattern function in course_summary_exporter::get_course_pattern has been moved to $OUTPUT->get_generated_image_for_id.
105 * The course color function in course_summary_exporter::coursecolor has been moved to $OUTPUT->get_generated_color_for_id.
106 * External function core_course_external::get_course_contents new returns the following additional completiondata field:
107 - valueused (indicates whether the completion state affects the availability of other content)
108 * External function core_course_external::get_course_contents now returns a new contentsinfo field with summary files information.
109 * External function core_course_external::get_course_contents now returns an additional field "tags" returning the content tags.
110
111=== 3.6 ===
112
113 * External function core_course_external::get_course_public_information now returns the roles and the primary role of course
114 contacts.
115 * External function core_course_external::get_course_contents now return the following additional file fields:
116 - onclick (onclick javascript action code)
117 - afterlink (after link info to be displayed)
118 - customdata (module custom data (JSON encoded))
119 - completion (to indicate if completion is enabled or not)
120 - completiondata (completion status for the current user in the module)
121 * External function core_group_external::get_course_user_groups now can return all user courses group information.
122
123=== 3.5 ===
124
125 * There is a new capability 'moodle/course:setforcedlanguage' to control which users can force the course
126 language; create_course and update_course functions delegate access control to the caller code; if you
127 are calling those functions you may be interested in checking if the logged in user has 'moodle/course:setforcedlanguage' capability.
128
129=== 3.3 ===
130
131 * External function core_course_external::get_courses_by_field now returns the course filters list and status.
132 * External function core_course_external::get_courses_by_field now returns the end date of the course.
133 * External function core_course_external::get_course_contents now return the following additional file fields:
134 - mimetype (the file mime type)
135 - isexternalfile (if is a file reference to a external repository)
136 - repositorytype (the repository name in case is a external file)
137 Those fields are VALUE_OPTIONAL for backwards compatibility.
138 * External function core_course_external::get_course_contents now return the following fields for section and modules:
139 - uservisible (whether the section or module is visible by the user)
140 - availabilityinfo (availability information if the course or module has any access restriction set
141
142=== 3.2 ===
143
144 * External function core_course_external::get_course_contents now returns the section's number in the course (new section field).
145 * External function core_course_external::get_course_contents now returns if a section is hidden in the course format.
146 * External functions that were returning file information now return the following file fields:
147 filename, filepath, mimetype, filesize, timemodified and fileurl.
148 Those fields are now marked as VALUE_OPTIONAL for backwards compatibility.
149 * The modchooser now uses a renderable and a template, thus its associated renderer
150 methods have been deprecated. Note that the call to core_course_render::course_modchooser,
151 is still required. Deprecated methods:
152 - core_course_renderer::course_modchooser_module_types
153 - core_course_renderer::course_modchooser_module
154 - core_course_renderer::course_modchooser_title
155 * You can now specify a course end date when calling core_course_external::create_courses and core_course_external::update_courses
156 external functions. core_course_external::get_courses external function is now returning courses end date values.