Blocks ::: block_slideshow
Maintained by My HeroPaul P.
A block that inserts a slideshow in the header of the front page or course page. Features include customizable background colors, transition types, speeds, and size.

Slideshow 0.1.0

Moodle 2.5
Released: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 3:25 PM
Slideshow block This is a new block which creates a slideshow in the header of a site or course page. It uses jquery/cycle to handle the image transitions. Jquery is also used to manipulate the DOM to reposition the block's node into the heading div of the page. It works with all core Moodle Themes except "Clean" due to an issue with the theme's ability to load Jquery correctly (MDL-41516) Tested with: Afterburner Anomaly Arialist Binarius Boxxie Brick Formal White FormFactor Fusion Leatherbound Magazine Nimble Nonzero Overlay Serenity Sky High Splash Standard (it may work with some third party themes, but most likely not with any bootstrap based theme due to MDL-41516. If you have a third party theme and it doesn't work, send me a link to your site and I will update the code.) Installation: Download, extract, and upload the "Slideshow" folder into moodle/blocks Global Configuration: Set maximum number of slides in a slideshow Set maximum file size of slides Instance Configuration: Title - Set title of slideshow (leave blank to hide block's heading) Height - Sets height of slideshow and images **NOTE** this block will not rescale image files, it will only change the display size Transition - Choose from various slide transitions (some are a bit clunky, but most work well) Delay - Sets the time for which a single slide is displayed Background color - Clicking in this textbox triggers a colorpicker Transparent - Clicking this overrides the background color setting and makes the background transparent Image selector - Will only accept gif, jpg, or png files

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
Can be updated to
0.2.0 (2013083100), 0.5.0 (2013091800)
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 2.5

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Blocks

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the block folder.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myblock") in the "blocks" subdirectory.
  4. Visit to complete the installation
  5. Turn editing on in any home or course page.
  6. Add the block to the page
  7. Visit the config link in the block for more options.