Your Favorite Moodle Theme Edwiser RemUI Updated!

Your Favorite Moodle Theme Edwiser RemUI Updated!
March 19, 2019 Adarsh Singh
In Moodle, Update
Moodle Theme Edwiser RemUI Updated

Change always feels good, doesn’t it? (As long as it’s a good one :P).

So here I am, writing this blog post, with a happy announcement.

Your very own Edwiser RemUI is now better! Woo-hoo!

But before this excitement gets the better of me, let me share with you a glimpse of how this update came about.


The Recap

In one of our recent updates, we came out with a brand new feature for your Moodle – the course stats section. This section would let you view important stats for the concerned course.

You could now keep a track of Enrolled Students, Students Completed, In Progress and also students yet to start!


The Problem

Even though it worked smoothly for most of our users, there was a certain section of users that expressed their concerns.

A decent number of users wanted the Course Stats section to be visible to teachers and managers as well.

But what was more concerning was the fact that the stats section was causing slow-loading of certain Moodle courses. Our patrons including Vasco Manuel & Abdul Ghaffar brought this to our notice and we dug into the problem.


The Diagnosis

Further analysis helped us understand how this was an issue specific to courses having a large number of students.

In earlier versions of Edwiser RemUI, the Course Stats section used to load before the course content in the course page. This wasn’t really an issue for a course having less number of students.

However, in case of courses having a large number of students, this led to significant delays in the loading of the page.

For instance, if there were 1000 students with multiple activities in the course, it ended up taking a lot of time to load the course stats section, and then load the course content.


The Solution

Always committed to improving and growing, we considered all of these inputs and made amends.

Keeping in mind the diversity in the size of courses, we made certain changes in our code. With this update, the course content will now load along with Course stats simultaneously, using asynchronous request using JavaScript (JS).

Along with the above, the course stats section has now been made visible to Admins, Managers, Course Creators as well as teachers.


While we were exploring this issue, we found out that there was some performance related issue in the Card Format.

This was further validated by our patrons Edilberto, Soufiane Lahmine & Rakesh B. Looking into this, we optimized the JavaScript (JS) for enhanced performance.  

In addition to the above, we also got some other suggestions.

Rakesh B gave us a suggestion on the social media front. With this update, you can now add a Quora link as well, to the footer of your Moodle site.

This update (v3.6.2/v3.5.7/v3.4.9) also makes sure you can run a quiz timer properly in Secure mode.


Wrapping Up

Other than the above changes, there’s a surprise element too!

Your very own Edwiser RemUI Course Formats now has a new identity – Edwiser Course Formats, an independent plugin. With time, we’ll be adding more course layouts to this plugin. The version number of this plugin is v0.9.0.

This journey of ours has been about learning and improving throughout. This has been made possible by the active involvement of all our patrons.

The feedback and suggestions we receive, has helped us come up with the best solutions for your Moodle every time. So is the case with this update for Edwiser RemUI.

Talking about improvements, we’ve got an exclusive space for feedback and feature requests. Why not check that out! 😉

Signing off, with a hope and zeal that this only gets better, in the coming time. Until next time! 🙂

Comments (8)

  1. Veronica Volz 5 months ago

    So how do I update the theme?

    • Author
      Adarsh Singh 5 months ago

      Hi Veronica!

      You can update the theme by going to your “My Account” page. You’ll be able to see the purchases you have made, on that page. Select on the purchase for Edwiser RemUI, and download the latest version file! 🙂

  2. Daniel 5 months ago

    It is great to see a product just getting better, I feel the purchase I made keep increasing in value. Thanks for your commitment Edwiser.

    • Author
      Adarsh Singh 5 months ago

      Daniel, we’re so glad to know you feel this way!

      We’ll continue coming up with more updates & features in the coming future. 🙂

      Regards,
      Adarsh

  3. Stephen Oxlade 5 months ago

    Many thanks. Is there a changelog anywhere for the RemUI theme and associated plugins in please ?
    I am particularly interested in the list of changes between 3.6.1 and 3.6.2
    Many thanks
    Stephen

    • Author
      Adarsh Singh 5 months ago

      Hi Stephen!

      You’re most welcome!

      You can check the list of changes between v3.6.1 and v3.6.2 in the “CHANGES.txt” file in “remui” folder of Edwiser RemUI v3.6.2. 🙂

  4. Stephen Oxlade 5 months ago

    Many thanks Adarsh – and keep up the great work with this excellent theme !

    • Author
      Adarsh Singh 5 months ago

      Thank you, Stephen! 😀

      Do let me know if you need anything! Happy to help!

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