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Force Moodle to show course descriptions

We ran into an issue where course descriptions were no longer displayed if the number of courses in any given category reached 10.

I tried playing with various settings, and nothing worked. Supposedly, this is an option in Moodle 2.2. As of this writing, we are running 2.1.2. My fix came from a post I found on the Moodle.org site, dated 2006! And, THIS worked perfectly:


Thanks for this link, as it has also helped us to 'force' the Course Description display.

In our system, increasing COURSE_MAX_SUMMARIES_PER_PAGE from 10 to 25 in /course/lib.php did the trick i.e.

//define('COURSE_MAX_SUMMARIES_PER_PAGE', 10); // courses

define('COURSE_MAX_SUMMARIES_PER_PAGE', 25); // courses


Geoff (Rowland)

Moodle forum link: http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=56358

Force Moodle to show course descriptions

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