Moodle for mobile

Mobile app offline features

 
Picture of Mike Churchward
Mobile app offline features
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Is there a document somewhere that describes what the Mobile app can achieve offline? I'm guessing that it can only provide the content for review, and possibly some simple user input for later sync. But it would be good to know for sure.


 
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Picture of Mark Johnson
Re: Mobile app offline features
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Essentially, pages and related files that you view while online will be cached so that they can be viewed again when offline.  If you press the download icon for a resource or activity, they will be pre-cached so that the app will behave as though you had already viewed them while online.

As far as I'm aware, there is currently no support for users entering data offline that will be synced when online. It should be possible to implement this sort of functionality in Javascript for your own activity plugins (we've not gotten as far as doing that yet).


 
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Picture of Isabel Renedo
Re: Mobile app offline features
 

Hi Mike,


All the activities works offline, you can create posts, attempt quizzes, lessons, take a choice, complete a survey, create glossary and database entries, etc.


Here are some relevant documentation about offline features: https://docs.moodle.org/35/en/Creating_mobile-friendly_courses#Offline_activities, https://docs.moodle.org/35/en/Moodle_app_features, Moodle Mobile offline features - Presentation in the MoodleMoot UK 2016 (https://www.slideshare.net/juanleyva/moodle-mobile-offline-features), and https://docs.moodle.org/35/en/Moodle_app_synchronization


Kind regards,

Isabel

 
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