Via recordings

Blocks ::: block_via
Maintained by SVI eSolutions, Thomas Fauquignon
The Via Block can only be used if you have the Via activity module. This block creates shortcuts to the Via activitiy recordings that have been shared within the course.
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This Via block creates shortcuts to the Via activitiy recordings that have been shared within the course.

The Via activity module provides integration between Moodle and Via, a virtual teaching tool. It is designed to simplify the use of synchronous events within Moodle. It provides a single sign on between the two systems with easy event creation and management.

To connect to Via, you will need to create an account with us at SVI e Solutions. We will then provide a personaliszed URL and authentification keys that will be required in the plugins' parameters to create activities. These provide added security.

The module allows users to create Via - Virtual Classroom activities by adding many instances to a course. When creating the activity, the creator will have the choice of creating an activity with a start and end time and date or a permanent activity, which is always open. These can be great for homework groups. There is even a block that will display all the permanent activities of a course which offers quick access.  The activity creator can also chose if the activities can be recorded and made public. There is another block to display the recordings to made access quicker and easier. The enrollment method can be set to automatic or manual.  With the automatic enrollment all students enrolled in the course will be added as participants. The users will be synchronized with the help of the Moodle cron. The presenter will be the activity creator, but can be changed manually. An animator can be added manually. When manual enrollment is chosen the creator can pick which students will be allowed to participate.

Any user who creates or joins a meeting will have their account created on the Via server (if one doesn't already exist) and they will be signed in automatically using HTTP header authentication. So, as long as the user is logged into Moodle they will never have to enter in user details to get access to the Via activity.

The plugin is available in french and english.


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SVI eSolutions (Lead maintainer)
Thomas Fauquignon
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  • Mon, Oct 3, 2016, 10:30 PM
    I have made the corrections suggested by the plugin bot and added a new version for both blocks. What do I need to do now for them to be rechecked and approved?
  • Tue, Oct 4, 2016, 3:22 PM

    We will get to reviewing your plugin as soon as possible and will get back with a feedback. Thanks for you patience.

  • Thu, Oct 6, 2016, 8:28 PM
    I have made the corrections to both blocks, hope that they will be approved soon.
  • Fri, Oct 7, 2016, 5:05 AM
    Thanks, I've just had a quick look at the code in both blocks and noticed a pretty serious guideline violation regarding your use of parameters in in-line SQL statements which I've reported in the github tracker on both plugins - these will need to be resolved before approval. It would be a really good idea to review your other plugins to ensure you haven't made the same mistake in your other plugins as well. I also see a lot of in-line styling that would be nice to move into a separate CSS file to allow themers to have more control over the display of the content in your plugins.

    Once you have resolved the issues with the dml functions please submit a new version for review - thanks for your patience with the review process.
  • Tue, Oct 11, 2016, 9:15 PM
    I have made the corrections requested for both blocs. I am working on a new version of the module, I will take into consideration theses comments for the next version!
  • Wed, Nov 2, 2016, 9:06 PM
    Hi, I was wondering if this block was going to be accepted soon, or if there were other modifications that I needed to do...
  • Thu, Nov 3, 2016, 3:56 PM

    Hi. You block is currently in the queue of plugins awaiting re-approval review. There are several plugins queuing even longer. We are dealing with them in order, as promptly as we can. We will get to your block eventually. Meanwhile, thank you for your patience.

  • Sat, Dec 3, 2016, 7:04 PM

    Hi. I've just published this block. Please see the issues reported to your tracker which should really be addressed soon. Thanks.

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