ChemRender filter

Filters ::: filter_chemrender
Maintained by Jonathan Erde
Render 2-D and 3-D molecular structures and spectra from open chemical data files.
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Chemical and molecular data file filter for Moodle 2.7+ using the ChemRender atto editor plugin

Render 2-D and 3-D molecular structures and spectra from open chemical data files and create or modify chemical structures via a chemical editor. 

Molecular display and chemical editing features can be utilized across course sections and course activities, including assignment prompts, forum posts, 

and quiz question and answers. An Atto editor plugin enables users to sketch and edit molecules, or upload existing chemical molecule and spectrum files. 

Inserted molecular or spectral data are rendered with the Jmol/JSmol (JSmol) library or the ChemDoodle library. 

Molecules rendered with the JSmol library allow for user interaction (zoom, rotate, pan, etc.) and can be customized with custom commands.

The JMol filter function is a modified version of the Moodle JMol filter maintained by Geoffrey Rowland (


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  • Thu, Jun 23, 2016, 4:54 PM
    * Bug tracker is not specified for your plugin. Providing a place for users of your plugin to report issues encourages participation and provides a way for users to report bugs, make feature requests, or suggest other types of improvements.
  • Fri, Jul 1, 2016, 4:44 AM
    This was recently presented at the US Moodle Moot 2016 and we would want to have this plugin approved. This is currently being used at our university and it has been tested on default Moodle.

    Some things to note, this is a plugin set that requires both filter_chemrender and atto_chemrender. How do we link that dependency in the plugin database?
  • Fri, Aug 12, 2016, 6:46 PM
  • Fri, Aug 12, 2016, 8:02 PM

    Thanks Jonathan for sharing the filter with the Moodle community. I was able to successfully test it in combination with the Chemrender filter. I found the implementation clean and easy to follow, well done on that. I left some suggestions for small improvements in your tracker.

    I am happy to approve this now. You are cleared to land, welcome to the Plugins directory!

  • Ricardo Caiado
    Tue, Mar 13, 2018, 8:17 PM
    Is this plugin discontinued?
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