I'm developing a plugin (https://github.com/leorenis/icontent) to be published in the Moodle community and, fortunately, I'm almost done. I'm having trouble creating the mechanism to restore the plug-in data in a new course. I've read several times documentation and posted my doubts in some Brazilian communities, but unfortunately I have not had success. If possible, I count on your help.
Learn more about iContent plugin <https://github.com/leorenis/icontent>.
Thank you very much!
New activity: iContent
The big difference from other plugins, is that the iContent is focused on interactivity, usability and accessibility. With it, students can interact with each other through annotations and likes, in the same activity.
In addition, the tool has modern and innovative features such as page markers, AJAX requests, cover page, control buttons, among others resources that gives readers a clean, pleasant and easy environment. Read more at: https://github.com/leorenis/icontent.
My goal is to present the content in a clear and dynamic way, using technological resources students already use in other environments.
My goal is to create a useful tool and open source. The project is under development, I am working to submit the community as quick as possible. The development process is incremental. Indeed, there will be news in each iteration of the versions.
Feel at ease to know more about the project.
Hi Leo, I have just installed the icontent module into a 3.1 Moodle.
Do you have a configuration guide or setup documentation, as I obtained a DML exception when I first entered the module as a student. Returning to the module, as admin, I was presented with an add new page menu ( mod/icontent/edit.php?cmid=2).
I will try and replicate the database exception, and provide more information tomorrow.
Hello Nick, Good afternoon!
Thank you for your contact.
I'm working hard to finish the latest implementations of the plugin and to finally submit it to the Moodle community.
I will perform tests in version 3.1 of Moodle. Please whenever you find new bugs, share them with me.
This looks very interesting. But the details are still a bit vague. When you get time, a screencast or some annotated screenshots of it in action would be great.
Hello Justin Hunt,
Below images that represent some of the functionality iContent. They will soon be as screenshot on moodle.org. I expect ...
1. First page content: Cover Page;
2. Sample content page. In practice, you can add color or background image, allow or disallow the presentation of visual components, etc...
3. Edition page;
4. Area notes;
5. Area Questions;
6. Edition pages - Effects;
7. Menu for Managers;
8. Menu for Students;
And that's it guys!
First thank you for this tool, we are testing it on our 3.1 Moodle and it looks very interesting!
Also, i still wonder, why should it be another creature then the lesson activity? It seems to have the same goals..
Obviously the "content page" has some more options, but wouldn't be better to add those awesome features to the existing lesson activity?
IContent registered in the Moodle community. I'm waiting for the evaluation. Features implemented in the first version:
- Add a new instance of iContent;
- Create content pages;
- Add questions on a page;
- Allow retries of answers;
- Allow access to notes area;
- Allow access to the progress bar;
- Evaluate manual questions;
- Moderating notes;
- Moderating doubts;
- View content pages;
- Add notes (Public, private and highlight);
- Like notes;
- Edit your own notes;
- Delete your own notes;
- Reply public notes;
- Answering public doubts;
- View progress bar;
- Answer questions
- View result of the attempt;
We will install, test and create an excellent tool. I count with you.
Thank you very much.
I have, hopefully, a very simple question. I'm trying out this plugin within my Moodle site and can't understand the adding of questions. It keeps saying Bank Question is empty, while it's not. I've created 3 questions of all levels, to make sure that this isn't the problem.
Can you fill in en tell me something more about this function of adding questions to my pages in the plugin? Or refer me to a document that explains this to me clearer.
Thank you on beforehand!
To add questions to the content page, verify that the question bank has questions of type: Multiple choice, match, true false or essay.
Please, tell me if it worked!
Thanks for your reply. Great, it works!
Really nice Plugin you've developed!
I have just downloaded this plugin and it gives me the following error
Coding error detected, it must be fixed by a programmer: Unknown plugin type: assignsubmission
We are using Moodle Ver 3.1
Any help will do.
We did tests with this plugin until version 3.1.1+ (Build: 20160811) of MOODLE and it worked perfectly.
To better assist you, please send this question to the link: https://github.com/leorenis/moodle-mod_icontent/issues
We hope to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.
Thank you very much!
I have installed it in Moodle 3.2. Denis said it worked https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_icontent (Thanks!!). But it has an odd feature, Maybe a bug?
- View page in iContent
- Scroll down
- Click Advance
- In Boost: stays where it is and advances, ie you need to scroll UP
- In Clean: returns to the top of the presenting slide and advances. Probably the expected behaviour?
Seems odd to me...in iContent when I scroll down then click advance, in both Boost and Clean it stays where it is and advances, i.e. you need to scroll up.
Another oddity, I have both a Theme and Language drop down menu and both become unresponsive when in an iContent activity. If I want to change the theme or language I have to back out to the course level for the menus to work.
So far I've tested with Firefox, Chrome and Safari and see the same behavior with all three.
Moodle 3.2+, Centos 7.2.1511, PHP 7.0.7, MySQL 5.6.31.and iContent 1.0.4.
The last git update was in September.
Sorry, no info as to further development of iContent. It does worry me a bit that the last time there was an update to the plugin on github was four months ago...but being a maintainer of two plugins myself, I don't think that's too unusual. My general policy on plugin use is to limit my use of new plugins for my production site until I can see a good history of support and updates.
For slide show type information presentation I currently use the Moodle Book resource. I have started development of Sippets (made possible by Justin Hunt's latest plugin for Atto editor) for rapid HTML layout. I am also investigating additional slideshow type capabilities via Generico filters.
We were very excited about your plug in. its great to have book and quiz combined and have the bonus of adding notes
We have it installed on 3.2. But in beginning to use it there seem to be some issues or rather improvements.
When adding pages with the plus button (not in the block) your pages finish in reverse order and you have to reorder them.
If you add essay questions the text box is always the same size, you cannot use a response template and the students can't see what they have written
If you go to mark the essay questions manually then there is an error and they cannot be marked
A lot of question types are not recognised by Content pages. A list of the ones that are compatible would be great.
Many staff would also like to turn off doubts (or at least call them something different.
Because of all these faults we have had to go back to using just quiz and pattern match question to give text entry and direct feedback to provide interactive learning. Its a shame as the content pages activity shows so much promise.
We hope you can find time to address these bugs.
All the best Scott