Here’s a good story about a tool being used with great success, and the collaborative efforts required to resolve a technical problem with the tool. Working with a teacher, I found a known bug in the Moodle wiki in which students’ wiki pages became nearly unusable — slow at first and ultimately inaccessible due to errors such as “30 seconds exceeded” and “script error.” In each item I examined, Moodle created hundreds of <div style=”margin-left:15px;” class=”indent”> tags, reducing the ability of the browser to display the content.
The good news is that the content was recoverable in all cases I have examined so far. If the problem is mild, you can edit a wiki page, switch to code view, and remove the leading div tags. If the problem is more severe, then you need to edit the database content directly using a mySQL admin tool such as phpMyAdmin (table: wiki_pages). Others are experiencing the same problem.
The wiki work happening in this class is terrific — more on that later. I am glad that we were able to find a solution to let this excellent work continue.