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 0.3.0

Moodle 2.5
Released: Friday, September 13, 2013, 1:31 PM

#Slideshow block

###This block creates a slideshow that will appear in the heading section of a course page or front 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)

**Update** With the release of Moodle 2.5.2, MDL-41516 has been fixed and this block will work with Clean theme.

**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.)

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
0.5.0 (2013091800)
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 2.5

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
VCS repository URL

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.