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How can you clear Totara Theme Cache by following different ways?

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Totara Theme

As we know, the theme is the main part of Totara. We can customize the totara-site look (colors, fonts, Icons, etc.) by using the theme features. When you make any changes in any theme, you will have noticed it does not reflect immediately. Totara stores Read more…

Autocomplete Form Element in Totara/Moodle

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Introduction

The autocomplete element is an advanced form element that is compatible with the standard “Select” form element. When you have large datasets or options, in that case, to use a select list is more difficult. Because, it’s a LONG scroll and unpleasant read, which leads to Read more…

Types of Plugins in Moodle and Totara: When to Create Which One

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What are Moodle and Totara?

Moodle is a modular system. Totara extends the core structure of Moodle. The LMS is meant to handle the core necessities expected of a high-end company LMS. This means that Moodle and Totara both were built to be able to include additional Read more…

How to create new plugin type in Moodle/Totara?

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Introduction plugin types in Moodle/Totara

As we know, Moodle/Totara has multiple plugin types. To extend core functionality, different ways are used to create each plugin type.

Some of the plugin types are:

mod
blocks
theme
availability
report
auth
local etc.

If you want to Read more…

Disabling Form Elements in Moodle/Totara

Author - Pawandeep Kaur
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Here we will discuss how to disable form elements based on conditions in moodle/totara.

We are creating a form in moodle/totara by extending “moodleform” class and overriding the definition() method to including the form elements.

For example:

If you want to disable any checkbox Read more…

Custom Javascript in Moodle/Totara, Javascript & AMD Modules

Author - Pawandeep Kaur
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How can we add custom Javascript in Moodle/Totara, Javascript & AMD modules?

A Javascript module is a collection of Javascript code. It enhances the reusability of this code. As a result, it is called/used from alternative javascript files.

These modules are written by using the AMD(Asynchronous Read more…

In Totara – User Enrolment into Course as well as corresponding Group

Author - Pawandeep Kaur
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Totara – How to programmatically Enroll User into Course along with the corresponding Group

As a trainer or a manager, if you go to Gradebook screen you will see the dropdown of group names there, on which you can filter the gradebook records by selecting a group Read more…

How can you modify the existing tables in Moodle/Totara?

Author - Pawandeep Kaur
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How can you modify the existing tables of the installed plugin in Moodle/Totara?

When you install any plugin, install.xml is used to create all the tables required for your plugin.
A most common practice that people use to do is install the plugin again Read more…

Display direct/indirect users under a manager in totara

Author - Pawandeep Kaur
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Display direct/indirect users under a manager in Totara

Direct Users: The users under a manager.
In the following example, Manager1 is direct manager of Manager2.
Indirect Users: The users who are not directly under the manager instead they are under some Read more…

Totara | How to enroll audience to Course or Program

Author - Varun Chopra

Enrolling audience to Course or Program in Totara

Problem: I want to enroll audience in course/program and I do not know that how we can enroll audience in course/program. To enroll an audience in course/program, I have followed the below steps Read more…

How to Change Innodb storage Format for Moodle/Totara

Author - Varun Chopra

Steps to Change Innodb storage Format for Moodle/Totara

Description: You may face this problem in Totara:

Advanced Totara features require innodb Barracuda storage format

Reason: The error usually occurs because of Mysql 5.6 and below using file format “Antelope”. This format cannot handle more Read more…