The initial version (1.5) of the Project Module was released at the CALL Workshop 2005 in Sapporo, Japan on October 22. See earlier discussions here:
- General prospectus http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=20311
- Software Specifications http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=22083
- Iteration diagrams/typical use cases. http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=22864
Many grateful thanks go to the five University of Melbourne engineers who volunteered their time to program and document this module--Sreedhar, Tushar, Andrew, YJ and Rohin, and to Paul Gruba who supervised this project. Note that they have moved on to other projects and therefore we cannot do feature upgrades immediately. Another student team in Finland will begin work on a second version starting in January. So if you test this code and have suggestions for improvement, please list them here in this forum. We will keep all of them in mind as we work on the next version in winter/spring 2006.
This code is intended for Moodle Version 1.5.2, however I am now using it on a Moodle version 1.4.x server with 80 students. Be sure to install the 1.4 patch that you will find with the other downloads. Unfortunately, due to time constraints we were forced to scope out a number of features originally planned--backup, gradebook integration, activity report integration, blocks reporting, archive publishing. If anyone is interested in doing programming for these features in November/December, please contact me. The backup functionality is most urgent, and for this reason we recommend the Project Module be used on development servers until that is available.
Cheers to all who made this possible!