Make Your Own Custom Report in Moodle
What you'll learn
- Moodle Programming
- Beginner PHP Programming
- Basic HTML
- Moodle Administration
- Be familiar with the Moodle LMS
In this course you will learn to make your very own custom report in Moodle. Whether you're a teacher, a trainer, a Moodle administrator, or an IT professional, if you want to learn how to customize Moodle, then this course is for you! This course assumes you've never even seen PHP or HTML before... and I will walk you through this project step by step.
This will include learning about three database tables in Moodle and how to query data from those tables. I’ll show you how to use some of Moodle's built in functions to display data. We're also going to learn some PHP: Conditional statements, foreach statements, string functions, and more.
We are going to make a report template, install it, and access it through the admin menu. I’m also going to show you how to add language support: I’ll be adding support for English and Spanish, and you can add support for any languages you would like. I will show you how to add a form so you can send parameters to the report, and we'll also add a bar chart using Moodle's Charts API!
Even if you've never written any code before, I will walk you through all the details, and you will have access to complete versions all of the report files every step of the way. So, are you ready to learn about Moodle customization? Join me, and let's get started.
Who this course is for:
- Moodle Administrators
- IT Professionals
I am a training professional who has lead training teams, and administered classroom new-hire, online, and continuing education courses in corporate settings for nearly 20 years.
I started programming Moodle in 2003 in version 1.9. Over the years I have written and upgraded several blocks, local plugins, utilities and reports in Moodle supporting ISO 9001 requirements.
I have a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from Kansas State University's School of Adult, Occupational, and Continuing education. I learned to cube during this time, which provided great examples of many concepts and challenges inherent in educating adults.