Social Comments

Blocks ::: block_socialcomments
Maintained by Björn Lefers, Paul Steffen, Matthias Grähn
The social comments block plugin for Moodle increases engagement by fostering peer learning through comment subscription, email digests, comments newsfeed, comment search and pinning of important comments and content to the pin board. This plugin is part of a collection of open source plugins, which all have the goal to improve the overall usability/ user experience of Moodle.

Social Comments 3.3

Moodle 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6
Released: Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 9:17 PM

Social Comments Moodle Plugin


The Social Comments block plugin for Moodle makes learning more engaging by adding the following features (among others): * subscribe to an activity/ resource and get an email digest informing you about new comments * create a collection of the most important comments and activities/ resources of a course by pinning them to the pin board (e. g. to go through them again before an exam) * check the comments report to see the newest comments or search through all comments


The plugin was developed by Synergy Learning based on a concept by Björn Lefers as part of his work in a project team that developed a blended learning degree program in Business Adminstration at HWR Berlin.


The plugin is released under GNU GPL v3 or later. It has been tested and is running on Moodle version 3.3. at HWR Berlin (it has not, yet, been tested for Moodle versions 3.4./ 3.5., but we are planning to do so in August/September 2018).

Please be aware that the plugin was designed to match the Lambda Theme, which is not available for free.


How to install Moodle plugins is described here:


We are currently looking for developers to help us maintain the plugin in the future! If you are interested please shoot a message to:

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Moodle 3.2, Moodle 3.3, Moodle 3.5, Moodle 3.6
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.2
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.3
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.5
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.6

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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.