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New activity: iContent

 
Léo Renis Santos
New activity: iContent
 

Hello guys!

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>;.

smile Thank you very much!

 
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David Delgado: CLO. Senior Expert in E-learning since 1997
Re: New activity: iContent
 

What's the point of your iContent plugin over the SCORM activity? And over the Lesson activity?

 
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Léo Renis Santos
Re: New activity: iContent
 

Hello David,

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.

Best regards!

Sincerely

 
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Picture of Marcus Green
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Just not being  scorm seems an attractive feature to me smile
 
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Léo Renis Santos
Re: New activity: iContent
 
Hello Marcus,
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.

Best regards!

Sincerely
 
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Picture of Nick Kings
Re: New activity: iContent
 

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.

Best

Nick



 
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Léo Renis Santos
Re: New activity: iContent
 

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.

Thank you

 
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Re: New activity: iContent
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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.


 
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Léo Renis Santos
Re: New activity: iContent
 

Hello Justin Hunt,

Below images that represent some of the functionality iContent. They will soon be as screenshot on moodle.org. I expect smile...


1. First page content: Cover Page;


Cover page iContent


2. Sample content page. In practice, you can add color or background image, allow or disallow the presentation of visual components, etc...

Página de conteúdo


3. Edition page;


Edit


4. Area notes;


Área de anotações

5. Area Questions;

Area Questions


6. Edition pages - Effects;


Effects


7. Menu for Managers;


Summary


8. Menu for Students;


Menu for Studentes


And that's it guys!

Thank you!

 
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Picture of anna ko
Re: New activity: iContent
 

Hello Leo


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? 

 
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Léo Renis Santos
Re: New activity: iContent
 

Hello guys,

IContent registered in the Moodle community. I'm waiting for the evaluation. Features implemented in the first version:

Manager role:

  • 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;

Student role:

  • 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;
  • Bookmark;

Download available at github: https://github.com/leorenis/icontent

We will install, test and create an excellent tool. I count with you.

Thank you very much.

 
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Léo Renis Santos
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Léo Renis Santos
Re: New activity: iContent
 

Hello guys,

The plugin iContent (Content pages) is now available in the moodle.org Plugins directory.

Read more: https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_icontent

Regards.

 
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Picture of Marcus Green
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I'm excited by this and I don't even understand it smile

 
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Picture of Brienne Slob
Re: New activity: iContent
 

Hi,

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!

Best regards,
Briënne

 
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Léo Renis Santos
Re: New activity: iContent
 

Dear Brienne,

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!

Thank you.

 
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Picture of Brienne Slob
Re: New activity: iContent
 

Hi Léo,

Thanks for your reply. Great, it works! 
Really nice Plugin you've developed!

Best regards,
Briënne

 
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Léo Renis Santos
Re: New activity: iContent
 

Hi Brienne,

I'm glad to know! Thanks for your feedback.

Best Regards,

Léo Santos

 
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Picture of Conrad Taylor
Re: New activity: iContent
 

Hi Leo, 


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. 


Thanks



 
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Léo Renis Santos
Re: New activity: iContent
 
Dear Conrad Taylor,

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!

Greetings

 
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Just wondering . . .
Re: New activity: iContent
 

Léo, does iContent work for Moodle 3.2?

-Derek

 
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Just wondering . . .
Re: New activity: iContent | maybe small bug in Moodle 3.2
 

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?

  1. View page in iContent
  2. Scroll down
  3. 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?

-Derek

 
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Re: New activity: iContent | maybe small bug in Moodle 3.2
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Hi Derek,

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.

 
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Just wondering . . .
Re: New activity: iContent | maybe small bug in Moodle 3.2
 
AL, do you have any inside information as to if iContent is still in development?  It is an awkward time of year for some parts of the world (like every independent cafe near where I live has been on holiday until today), and the developers may just be taking a break.

The last git update was in September.


-Derek

 
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Picture of AL Rachels
Re: New activity: iContent | maybe small bug in Moodle 3.2
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Hi Derek,

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.

 
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Picture of scott hallman
Re: New activity: iContent
 

Hi Leo. 

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

 
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תשובה ל: New activity: iContent
 

Hey, how can i delete question from page content or change the order of the question that i added?

 
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Picture of AL Rachels
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This is just my observation on how questions can be added, deleted, reordered.

First, if questions on a page have been attempted, you can NOT add or remove questions. In the past, I have duplicated the activity, which then allowed me to change questions BECAUSE no questions were duplicated!

If questions have not been attempted, you can click on the, Add new question, button. From the page of questions that appears, you can select up to three questions. They seem to be added to the page in alphabetical order based on the question name.

If questions have not been attempted, you can change the question name to get the order you want.

If questions have not been attempted, you can change the selected questions to add or remove questions, so long as you select three or less.

 
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Odgovor: New activity: iContent
 

Hello!

I want to add "drag and drop onto image" a question type from a question bank. However, I cannot see that question in a question bank when I want to add it in content pages, although this question exist. Is there any unsupported question types in Content pages?


Thank you

 
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Picture of AL Rachels
Re: Odgovor: New activity: iContent
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Hi Sidd,

There is a very limited set of supported question types. So far as I know, it is True/False, Multiple Choice, and Matching.

 
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