In my opinion a filesharing option is a very valuable addition to Moodle and an important element of implementing a social constructionist pedagogy in a LMS. I've already installed Moodle 1.5 and like it a lot, but I would like to get some info regarding the possibility of filesharing. Could someone tell me if any of the solutions that have been presented in this forum work for the current version of Moodle 1.5?
We use the block Shared_Files for this in 1.4 and it looks like Michael is continuing it's development (see here for an example) so I would expect/hope for a 1.5 version as this is one of the most valuable aspects of our Moodle installation.
I have upgraded the Shared_files block to work with 1.5 and I am also integrating the MyFiles directory into the Wissywig editor. This allows each individual user to view their shared directory from the 'Insert Image' section and they can then link pictures from that directory. I have this working for the most part, but there are still a few bugs I need to work out.
I would be very interested in using th file sharing block.
Did you solve the bugs you talked about in the previous mail.
It would be possible to use your file sharing working with 1.5?
If yes please tell me where to find the code to download.
I tried running shared_files in 1.5.2 and nothing happens afer I go to the the admin panel, no additional database inserts which seems to be normal. I also checked the dropdown blocks option and shared_files does not show up. Does it work with 1.5.2?
I'm working with 1.5.2. I cannot find any Block called Shared_Files or something like that.
Any other possible name?
The CVS download block_shared_files.zip appears to be quite old, pre-1.5. Where is the current version (assuming there is a current 1.5.x version)?
BTW I have finished shared folders tool. Is anyone intersted? I modified Moodle's file manager and you can share folders to other courses from any course. Not just from the front page like with block_shared_files. I made this tool long time ago but now 1.5.2 version is ready.
I also have to make package because there are changes in lib/moodlelib.php, file.php, in admin folder and in pix folders. Also database should be updated automatically.
And thanks a lot for all your work developing for Moodle!
Thanks for the information, please let us know when shared files 1.5 is ready. The shared folders also sounds interesting, will you be adding it to CVS when it is ready?
I have developed a site in the social format for approximately 15 users & I really need it to be a site where everybody can share documentation.
I would really appreciate using your shared folders tool. And Thnaks for contributing to moodle development!
I downloaded something called DMS from the contrib cvs. It seems to be a file sharing block and works really well so far.
Here's a link to the discussion -
Might work for you.
I know, but I find saying that and it doesn't always *mean* something. My "production" environment is pretty laid back so as long as I don't nuke the server, I can test things.
I found that DMS works well for what it does. If all you need is file storage, I can see it doing the trick. It installed easily and worked right off the bat.
However, I'm looking for portfolio management more than file sharing, so I'm hoping something else is going to toddle along soon! (the new My Files for 1.5 is out, but it looks like it's not installing correctly. Here's a link to the discussion: http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=31943#148783) the site of the first post has some links for groovy moodle gadgets as well, I can't wait to try the menu!!