Create a kanban board with Designer 1.2

We’ve recently released our new course format Designer and feedback was super positive, which we are very grateful for! Today, I want to give you a sneak peak at one of the features we’re working on at the moment: Kanban board.

Moodle courses are not only great for learning, they can be used for many other usecases. Probably the most popular one so far is a “community”. Using the course as a container for one or several forum activities, a course can essentially bring together employees, students and project teams to discuss anything and everything. relies heavily on this, and it works great!

There’s one more use case which we think makes a lot of sense: courses as projects. In core Moodle, roles can already be renamed locally in a course, so the non-editing teacher could become a “project mentor”, students can become “project members” and the teacher the “project owner”.

Course completion logic can be used to track the progress in a course. With a little fine-tuning, the permissions in a course can be adjusted to allow students respectively project members to see activity reports, add and manage activities and much more.

What’s missing is the look & feel of a project, and that’s where Designer can help. Using the latest development version of Designer, we were able to create the following course_

Sneak peak at Designer 1.2 — kanboard board course type

Have a look at the course in real here, try it out yourself and create a test course (login using demo/moodle or create your own account)

Development and testing has not been completed, so don’t be mad at us if something breaks 😉

Please leave a comment below and tell us if you like it, we’re excited to get your feedback. Check the roadmap for Designer and add your feature request!

Thank you and have a great day!

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