This Spring, welcome a renewed RemUI.
We have broken our heads, broken sweats, broken deadlines in the last few months- but what we didn’t break is the promise of delivering an update worth all the while.
It is loaded with cool new features and tweaks based on the feedback we received from people who’ve been using the theme. We also repaired and mended all those tiny glitches that were bothersome to you (because nobody likes errors, right?).
Yes, this update has been long due but we were making sure you upgrade to a flawless RemUI 3.4.1. The wait is over, folks.
Unwrap the following features with RemUI –
Attractive Cover Pictures for your Courses
Adorn your courses with a cover image that best defines the course.
- The cover picture that appears in the General Section- Course Summary block, can now be changed to a picture of your choice
- It does not have to be the same as the image you upload for the Course Archive page
- Cover images will be the first impression that you give, so it can be utilised to your advantage to set the tone for the course.
- If you do not choose any image for the General section, it will automatically select the course image that you have previously uploaded for the ‘My Courses’ block
Note: Make sure you add high-res images and ones that have a suitable size.
Formatted text for Course Summary
It’s really annoying if you can not format text where you need to, ain’t it? Don’t worry, we have removed that hassle for you.
- In the “General” section of a single course page, edit and format the text used for summarising the course
- Now you can colour-code it along with the cover image, or correlate it with your institute’s brand colours!
- If the image in the background is light, use a darker font, and use a light font for a dark cover image.
- Depending on the course, you may choose a typeface that goes with it. A stoic, sharp typeface suits a professional course while a round, curvy typeface suits an easy, beginner level course.
“Head to top” shortcut on every page
Being a part of an institute involves tonnes of courses, multiple course levels and hundreds of activities and quizzes on Moodle. Often after scrolling down, you may need to go all the way to the top, but it’s simply too tedious a chore to scroll up. We have an answer to this trouble-
- The “Head to Top” shortcut comes as a relief to the rigorous and time-consuming scrolling efforts you put in on some pages
- Save time by directly clicking on the “Head to Top” button which appears as a sticky icon on the bottom right of your page.
We realised, clicking on “Back” more than once is a highly inefficient process, when you want to visit a course you recently left. It is slow because it loads every page from scratch, that means it loads all over again like a new page.
Say goodbye to sloth with the new Speed Menu!
- The speed menu allows you to see the last five courses you were learning from.
- It saves time because those pages are saved in your cookies and load quickly
- It resembles the app widget that every smartphone has, nowadays
- These appear under the “Recent” tab placed on the top left side of the screen.
- The list updates every time you click on a new course
On popular demand, we now have the much-needed Social Login on RemUI.
- Now you can use your Facebook, Microsoft or Google login credentials to log into your Moodle
- Social login saves time and removes the need to create multiple usernames and passwords.
Things we improved upon after the last update.
Unified “My Courses” and “Course Archive” pages
- We have clubbed “My Courses” and “Course Archive” page together because they served a common function
- The position of the company logo and icon can be shifted to the sidebar which contains Login fields on the Login Page.
Course Short Names to the rescue
- Moodle by default provides short names for courses
- RemUI did what was required and now displays short names even in filters
- Now anyone can search or sort a course in Course Archive page and My Courses page using the short names
Some awesome Font Awesome-ness
- RemUI has completely adopted Font Awesome icons, enjoy some quirky and suave icons throughout the theme
With a great theme, comes a complex code.
And a complex code brings with it several issues, albeit tiny. But we’re always working on it, striving to achieve perfection. These are few of the major pressing errors we dealt with in this update. For a detailed list, you can head to the documentation for RemUI 3.4.1.
Here’s what we fixed-
- “Manage Subscription” in the calendar block does not display an error message now
- If a user logs in as a guest, they won’t be able to see Activity completion status
- Users can no longer edit their first and last name in the “Edit Profile” page
- In RemUI homepage settings, two sections displayed the same title “Body title for 1st Section”. It is now called “Front page- About Us”
Keep a lookout
We won’t make you wait a lot for the next update, hence keep a check on your inbox and on-site notifications.
Join Us on Facebook
Meanwhile, you can check out our group on Facebook, ‘Moodle Tips & Tricks’ – the name says it all. We’d love it if you impart some of your Moodle wisdom and contribute to the treasure trove of tips and tricks!
- Login to Edwiser
- Head to “My Account“
- Click on “View details and downloads” associated with RemUI Purchase
- On the new page, you will find the link to Download RemUI 3.4.1.
- Head to your Moodle website
- Go to “Plugins”
- Click on “Install Plugins”
- Choose the update RemUI file that you have just downloaded.
Tada! You have successfully installed the new version. 😀