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Building a facebook wall style forum
 

Heyo,

We're interesting in having a plugin developed. We used to use a custom-built facebook application for students, but that was an absolute nightmare. We switched to moodle and LOVE IT!

The only thing we miss is the convenience and ease of the Facebook wall for each class page, so students could quickly, easily, and anonymously post their questions.

We're interested in having something similar developed through moodle...either through something added into a  label or as a topic in a course.

If you have any suggestions or knowledge...let me know!

 
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I could help you with that if you would like to email me.  I need to know your budget for the project so that I can tell you if I'm able to do it within your budget.  We will also need to discuss a timeline for project completion.  My email is sterry@propluswebsites.com.

 
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If you are offering to pay for Moodle work, I would suggest you post to the Moodle jobs board (link is above, under 'community' - http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?id=7232 )

That also gets automatically sent out via twitter and there are several sites that pick it up as well.

 
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Thanks for the suggestion Davo, I will post on there. I'll check Elgg out as well.

The reason we specifically like the facebook wall is for the familiarity and comfort it provides to students. They've been clamoring to have it back ever since we switched.  We're just looking into the viability of this option!

 
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Just a suggestion,

It may be a bit unweildy to add a FB wall to Moodle courses and the features that come with it, not to mention expensive to develop.

Have you considered an integration? Elgg is a very FB-like social networking platform that supports all the features of FB and I think is easier to use: http://elgg.com/ I've read that it's possible to synchronise user accounts and authentication between them although I haven't tried it myself.

A simple block that opens a new window/tab could link users back and forth between Moodle and Elgg. I've installed it on my server, it's pretty easy, and left it open for anyone to play with it. Of course, it's getting SPAMmed to death!: http://elgg.matbury.com/ I guess I should close it before the porn-bots arrive surprise

 
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Of course, a major part of the convenience factor is not having to open a new window or tab to post in the forum. That's actually one of the worst parts of the current moodle forum iteration, and all traditional forums, to the newer generation of users they are stodgy and obnoxious.

I want to post and I want it NOW, not waiting to register or click links! 

 
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What a great idea, integrate different PHP Apps. For different purposes of course, that complement each other, mm a single login too.. WOW! That would be helpful!

And Alek, I would suggest that perhaps your clientele is just being lazy, or it is instant gratification stuff - one of the two.

 
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Hi Alek,

Personally, I can't see how you could have a Facebook-like page and a Moodle course page on the same page, if you see what I mean. If it's only a click away and keeps the Moodle course page window open, what's wrong with that?

I recommend having a look at Elgg (BTW, I have no affiliation with them whatsoever). In my opinion, it has a clearer, easier to use interface and simpler navigation. It's also extensible and open source. You could design a theme for Elgg that matches your Moodle theme perfectly. It would be close to seamless.

If you want to wait and can run Ruby on your server(s), Diaspora* is also worth checking out: http://diasporaproject.org/

I hope this helps!

 
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Frankie's the name, Moodle's my game!
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Hi Matt

Nice login screen. But how do I enter in?

Frankie

 
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Hi Matt
How do I login to http://elgg.matbury.com/?
Frankie Kam

 
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Hi. I'm giving away the code for free. All I ask is that you buy me a durian the next time you pass by Kuala Lumpur. 

One small step for (a) man. One giant step for Moodle-kind. Hopefully. I am happy to announce that the full-featured versions Facebook-like Wall code for Moodle 1.9 and Moodle 2.x are now free to download and use. I've grown tired of managing the code. Time to crowd source. Over to the talented Moodle community. Just don't laugh at my unwieldy and messy code additions to Srinivas Tamada's original code. Have fun (figuring out the code).

http://moodurian.blogspot.com/2013/08/facebook-like-wall-for-moodle-19x-and.html

Cheers
Frankie Kam
P.S., the zip file in the download section is password-protected. You can E-mail me at  boonsengkam@gmail.com for the password.

 
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> We used to use a custom-built facebook application for students, but that was an absolute nightmare.

Do you mean this http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=189378#p835273 ?

> We switched to moodle and LOVE IT!

Glad to heat that.

> The only thing we miss is the convenience and ease of the Facebook wall for each class page, so students could quickly, easily, and anonymously post their questions.

Facebook and privacy?
sad

> We're interested in having something similar developed through moodle...either through something added into a label or as a topic in a course.

Sorry, anonymous on Moodle, you mean. There were some threads on this subject. Try the search facility http://moodle.org/mod/forum/search.php?search=&id=5.

 
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To anyone who's interested this is the basic implementation of our wall.

We're working on customizing features, but the basic implementation works great!

As far as facebook and privacy...we're at 5500 users who don't care. Just like facebook is at 845 million users who don't care about the potential privacy issues.

 

 
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If you can get it to work Alek, then good for you, and I am sure that others will find it useful. If you are going to make it available as Open Source, then I expect a number of site will pick it up. Mine could go either way, but I suspect my employer would be more then a little interested in some areas, but completely paranoid about it in others.  

For me, we are loosing too much of our privacy and because 845million people do something, that does not make it right.

 
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Alek,

Facebook's privacy policies and stories in the press are deliberately designed to be as confusing and demotivating as possible. They don't want anyone to know what it's all about and what it means to us.

Perhaps Cory Doctorow's presentation at TED.com can throw some light on the subject for you: http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=197229

You might also find the work of Valdis Krebs will shine some light on why our user data is so valuable to corporations and why they're putting so much money and effort into it: http://orgnet.com/

And why the European Union is starting to react to our privacy infringements: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/mar/08/google-privacy-policy-too-vague

You may want to avoid scenes like, ACLU sues Minnewaska schools, Pope Co. Sheriff's Office over student Facebook incidents: http://www.startribune.com/local/141646423.html

This is serious stuff and all bodies, copanies, organisations and institutions that encourage or require participants to use commercial services, have legal and ethical responsibilities under duty of care law (tort law). If you're still not convinced, consult a lawyer.

 
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Matt

The link to Cory Doctorow's presentation is gone. I couldn't find a TED talk, but his keynote to 28C3 came up in the Lounge; "Are you concerned about social networking sites trawling your learners' data?" http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=191032#p841144.

That whole thread raise critical questions on the whole Facebook hysteria.
 
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If Facebook has 845 M users, that's only about 37% of all internet users (based on http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm).  845 M sounds like a lot, but you're excluding almost 2/3 of people who have Internet access.  (Of course, the statistics for your target market may be different.)

 
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HI Alek! 

That "Facebook"ish wall just so fantastically mouth-watering! How did you manage to do that? Is the code going to be open sourced? 

I've tried for months to integrate a FB-like wall on my Moodle site. The closest I have managed to do is using embedly like this:

http://www.moodurian.com/code/embedly/

But I don't know how to get the data saved.

Regards
Frankie Dawg, erm...Kam.

 
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Alek?

 
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We are accepting bids to build a social "Moodle Wall" activity and course format.  We are modeling our expectations on the Edmodo.com wall and want to create a similar experience for Moodle.  We have some funding and are talking with developers trying to find a good fit.  

http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=54&rid=5607

Any suggestions to help us out as we are working on getting this done?

 
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Hiya All
 
My Facebook-Wall-odyssey Part 1.
 
H'yall! I managed to get a basic post-only-wall-with-Gravatar-icon-showing-up-that-saves-the-data. Yup, that pretty much sums it up for me so far!
 
I followed the installation instructions on
and came out with this (test this link):
(See attached PNG file)
 
I managed to get it to work. It SAVES my wall posts just fine.
Only thing is that the userid is hardcoded to 3 which equals to my boonsengkam@gmail.com gravater icon. For ever.
It's what I term as a poor-man's-wall, but the paid version 5.0
that a full-fledged Facebook wall can do.
 
Still, the poor-man's version is a great leap forward to making a 'wall'  
on my Moodle site. One small step for (a) man, one big step for
Moodle-kind, I'd like to say, heh.
 
If anyone is curious how I did it, you can E-mail me at boonsengkam@gmail.com.
 
I'm working on getting the Gravatr icon replaced with actual Moodle user account name and icon. Wish me 'luck'!.
 
BTW, what a fantastic programmer/entreprenuer Srinivas Tamada is!
Thanks for reading this,
Frankie Kam

 
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Here's 'my' Wonderwall.

Here's the latest incarnation of Srivinas' Facebook Wall Script 3.0 with PHP and Jquery, integrated with Moodle user accounts. 

Features:

  • allows up to 2,000 character wall updates and comments.
  • Facebook and Vimeo URLS embed into the wall automatically
  • users can delete their own posts and comments

Working demo:
Username: studentscm
Password: studentscm
http://www.moodurian.com/mod/resource/view.php?id=4139

Screenhot:

Note: This is not a mod or a block. I used the iframe "trick". Also I am testing the system using Moodle 1.9.15. Any comments about this Facebook-Wall-Moodle hybrid?

Frankie Kam


 
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HI all,

I have also implemented http://www.9lessons.info/2011/10/facebook-wall-script-40-release.html Facebook-Wall within moodle with full user integration.

I have also scripted a full friend system with requests, user profiles on walls, jquery friend search in header.


Was very quick fro me to make the alterations and only cost for the wall script.

Regards

Matthew

 wall

 


 
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All of these integrations are a step in the right direction! However, we need to take this to the next level with full Moodle integration as both a course format and course activity in which a teacher can choose to use a Moodle Wall course format or just include a "Moodle Wall" as an activity much like a forum.  

We are working on hiring http://www.synergy-learning.com/about/who_we_are.php to create a fully integrated and fully Moodle compliant Course Format and Activity that would mimic http://edmodo.com functionality for Moodle.  The goal is NOT to turn Moodle into Facebook.  The goal is to allow teachers to communicate quickly and easily with a slick Moodle Wall Course format (or activity if you want to keep a topic course format).  The Moodle Wall will allow teachers to add assignments, calendar events, and possibly more directly from the Wall similarly as to how Edmodo works.

If there is anyone interested in contributing to our project we would love to get support.  We have about $5,000 currently which is a little less than half way there. 

Send me a message and we can discuss this further if you are interested.  We plan to release all developed code to the community if and when we can get the work done.

 
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The next step i have been working on is the course wall, so each tutor can decide whether to include the wall or not. If included the wall will automatically be available to any assigned to that particular course. This can be then used for specific course related posts.

My goal is also for student teacher communication, rather than having friends we are calling it linking up. So people can link up and share resources. I am also building a notifications tab within the header.

All my script is in one folder and just needs the menu altering to link to it.

 
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  • Chris, have you thought about using Kickstarter.com?
  • Have you thought about ongoing maintenance?
  • And a new classy name? 

I like the idea.  Edmodo has a lot going for it. 

I'm a little sad that Moodle as a teaching environment and priorities in the development seem to be tending in the direction of becoming a little too locked down and managed and monitored for my comfort.  I was a little cynical about a Facebook page, but if I think more abolut functionality, maybe it couold be good.

Your design specs will be critical

-Derek

 
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Hi Chris, I've sent you a Moodle message. Hope to hear from you.

 
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Hi Matthew

Thanks for sharing about your Wall! It looks really nice. I sure would love to know how to add the "Like" button. I'm using the free version 3.0. The commercial version 5.0 is chockful of features and very mouth-watering. For the time being my iframe version is fit for purpose for forum-like activity. It's really fun using it and it is a great learning experience for me with my limited free time. I do have a question: "Short of buying the commercial version, any pointers on how I could include a Like link at the bottom of each wall post?"

Frankie Kam

 
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Hi Matthew Just curious. I've just bought and installed Version 5.0 of Srinivas Tamada's Facebook Wallscript. I don't see any "Like" button on my page. How did you get / enable the "Like" button on your Version 4 of the Wallscript? Frankie Kam
 
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I want to embed a [iframe] [/iframe] code on my course page. Does anyone know (or guide me) which PHP file should I edit to insert the embed code?

From this:

to this:

I'm using Moodle 1.9.15.

Regards
Frankie Kam

 
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moodlefolder/course/format/the_course_format_folder/format.php

Hope this helps

 
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Matthew

Thanks for the starting point. Brilliant.

Aha! Come on, Watson! The game's afoot!

Frankie Kam

 
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Hi Matthew

I've done it. Thanks. Itching to blog about it with download for the full source code available
so that others can build their own wall and improve on it, or ask developers to develop more
complex walls for them.


I managed to also add a subtle gray border around the iframe.  BTW, I'm using Gareth J. Barnard's Collapsible Weekly
format. Yup, the Wonderwall is shaping up pretty nicely.

Frankie Kam
Malaysia
http//moodurian.blogspot.com

 
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Hi All

I've done it. This time, I've gotten Srinivas Tamada's Facebook-like Wallscript 3.0 to work in my Moodle 2.2 site.

Here it is.

Working site:
http://moodurian.com/m2/course/view.php?id=3
Username: student
Password: student
-or-
Username: me
Password: me
-or-
Username: Create your own
Password: Create your own 

Any feedback on the features? 

Regards
Frankie Kam

 
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We have a facebook page for a none-educational site i help run and they decided to use a facebook stream for interaction, feedback and comments.

http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/comments/

You put the container wherever you want the stream to apear :

<div class="fb-comments" data-href="http://example.com" data-num-posts="5" data-width="470"></div>

Then the js sdk does the rest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Frankie's the name, Moodle's my game!
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Hi Stuart

Nice. Very nice indeed. Thanks for sharing this. I added the generated code to my current theme's header.php file. Then I edited my Moodle webpage resource (HTML mode) and inserted the <div> code. Here's the results after less than 10 minutes:

Brilliant work by FB!

Frankie Kam

 
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Hi Need a little help here

When I input Hebrew text inside the textarea input box, I click share button and I get gibberish that is recognisable only by people from Giber.

haha

 Wall in Moodle 1.9.15 (can't accept Hebrew text)

 

wa

Wall in Moodle 2.2 (can't accept Hebrew text)

 

How do make my Wall 

  • support rtl (direction right to left for Hebrew).
  • support utf8 encoding?

Any help will be much appreciated.

Frankie Kam

 
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Don't you need to change the language setting in your browser to use Unicode (UTF-8) Default Character Encoding?

 
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I got it working. Thanks to Waldemar.

 

 


 
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And here it is working for Moodle 2.3.2.

Frankie Kam

 
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Hi Ya'll

I couldn't resist sharing this. 

I've managed to integrated a rich-text editor, NicEdit, with the WonderWall.
http://www.moodurian.com/mod/resource/view.php?id=4264

Username: studentscm
Password: studentscm

Messages now allow for, amongst other things,

1. Multicoloured (for creative messages)
2. Multiformatted
3. full embed code of
     a. Youtube
     b. Vimeo
     c. Google Maps
     d. Scribd
     e. Slideshare
4. Embedding of image URLs

Got it working for Moodle 1.9.15. Moodle 2.x will have to wait for my next long weekend/holidays.

Have fun exploring the new textarea edit box with the NicEdit icons. Pay special attention to the Save Icon (the one that looks like a diskette icon at the top left-hand corner). That icon allows you to embed formatted input/html/embed code to give a magical output onto the wall.

Feedback and comments are welcome.

regards
Frankie Kam

 
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Now you can toggle the modes. Rich Text mode or Text-only mode. Thanks to JQuery and Nicedit.

Figure 4. Check out the Grafitti Wall. 
Now that's what I call art!

Frankie Kam
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Hi all

I've just managed to enable the wall to send E-mail notifications to any user (usually that should be the course admin) of any Wall updates. Works for the Moodle 1.9 version of the wall. The image shows an incoming E-mail into my Gmail account (boonsengkam@gmail.com)  which was triggered by a wall post by a student. I think this feature will be handy for the teacher.

Frankie Kam


 
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I managed to gammify the wall post. 

Word statistics are displayed, including a Readability score. The gammification part is when the system automatically produces a color-coded readability score icon, as well as icons to show that the student's post has met the required words per post and/or the required number of sentences. However the scores and stats are not updated into the Moodle Gradebook. More details on my blog here.

 

 
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I've also implemented a privacy-ala-Moodle-Journal feature for the Wall.
A student can only view updates to the Wall posted by either himself/herself or by the Course Administrator. Posts by other students will be hidden. However, comment posts by other students can be viewed.

The screen above shows what Mr. Student, a student account, sees when he/she logs in. The content of message posts by James Dean are hidden from view. Note however that comments by James Dean are not hidden.

This feature works similar to the Moodle Journal mod. The advantage that the teacher can turn the Journal mode on by using the code &Journal=1 and then turn it off to reveal all posts and comments by using &Journal=0 in the iframe code.

For extra pizzazz, other students' avatars are grayed out. A mouseover onto a grayed-out avatar brings the avatars color back as a gradual fade-back-to-colour. I thought that was a nice touch to implement this JQuery effect.

Frankie Kam

 
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Hi. I am seriously considering to release the paid-version of the Wall code for free to the Moodle community. Both for Moodle 1.9 and 2.x versions. The reason for this is I would love to see what new features the Moodle worldwide community can add to the Facebook-like wall. For example, at the moment, I'm using iframe code to setup the Wall. It really should be made into a plugin or Moodle activity of sorts! Also, installation of the Wall is a deal-breaker. It's not user-friendly to setup. Gotta edit code to suit your site. Its updates (posts) are not 100% realtime as the Wall needs to be refreshed to show other user's posts. And so on. Maybe it could be improved to a point where Moodle 2.9 or Moodle 3.0 can include a native Moodle wall that is a community-evolved Wall. What a nice thought! 

Besides, it would be nice to see the benefits of the Wall realised by other Moodle users, teachers and students, for free.

I do have two main reservations though....

(1) What about the 4 individuals who each paid me USD49 for the code? What would they think now that (suppose) the Wall code is made free?

(2) I've spent hours working on the code. Now I'm going to give it all away for free!? How can I earn some moolah for my hard work of times past? 

Your thoughts are most welcome. 

Frankie Kam, Malaysia.

 
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How about setting it up as a project to use something like Joseph Thibault's crowd-sourcing model that he and Justin Hunt used to develop and release the YouTube Anywhere plugin?

 
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Hi Richard. Wasn't that crowd-funding?
 
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Yes, crowd funding is what I meant - he opened a project, which everyone knew would end up in the Moodle.org plugins database when complete and we chipped in funding to pay for the work done. The advantage we got as part of the project was to have our name associated with the funding (nice warm fuzzy feeling of helping develop something that is above my coding skills!) but also on a more practical level, advance look at the code as it was being tested and released. - Would have given us (and maybe some took advantage of, although I didn't) the opportunity to make suggestions about it at that stage.

 
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I'm with Richard on this Frankie: crowd source it.

There is a factor that kicks in when you release it free.  Feature creep and more bug reports.  Along with other input.

I'm sure the 4 will be fine with this.

-Derek

 
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Dear Moodle Development Team

Could we have a Moodle Wall for Moodle 3.0?

It doesn't have to be *my* wall since the wall that Srivinas Tamada created, which I then Moodlerised, is not a true real-time wall life like FB's. At least I have shown that it can be done.

Regards

moodurianer, Frankie Kam.

 

 
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Hiho!

I just 'enhanced' the Moodle Wall:
http://moodurian.blogspot.com/2014/10/wall-for-moodle-2x-has-been-enhanced.html 

Contains some new enhancements, speed improvements,  better readme.txt instructions and caters for native Unicode UTF-8 postings so that you can post in non-English language.

Regards
Frankie Kam
11th October 2014

 
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Hi Y'all

I just updated my Wall for Moodle 2.x. It's a blast better than previous versions. Drop by if you can. http://moodurian.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-moodle-wall-just-got-better-merry.html

And by the way, Merry Christmas to all! 


Frankie Kam

 
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Matt Bury
Re: Building a facebook wall style forum
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The wall's looking good Frankie. Kind of half-way between forum and chat. Thanks for sharing and have a happy holiday yourself! smile

 
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Frankie's the name, Moodle's my game!
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I finally added the code to Github.  It's at: https://github.com/frankiekam/wall-for-Moodle

Cheers
Frankie Kam


 
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