Socialwall Format

Course formats ::: format_socialwall
Maintained by Chris Kenniburg, Bryan Smith, Andreas Wagner
The Moodle Socialwall will transform your Moodle course into a social learning platform. This includes a familiar post interface, timeline of posts, filtering of the timeline, and integration with Moodle's activities and resources. A social learning format allows teachers to pick up the tool and begin using it right away.

Socialwall Format 3.0

Moodle 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.0
Released: Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 3:15 AM


The eCommunity Platform uses a new Moodle Course Format (called Socialwall) which alters the way a typical course looks and behaves. Most people use “Topic” or “Weekly” course formats in Moodle.

This is new course format offers a timeline, where teachers and students may post and/or comment on. It is fully integrated in Moodle, so teacher may:

  • make different kind of posts (Alerts, sticky post)
  • attach activities to timeline-posts (via Drag and Drop too)
  • attach files and URLs to posts
  • comment on posts or reply to comments

Students (depending on capabilites) may:

  • make standard posts
  • attach resources (files or links) to posts
  • comment on posts or reply to comments
  • view results and feedback of assignments in their timeline

The eCommunity-Package includes:

  • a new Course Format (called socialwall, format_socialwall)

Optional: * a new Filter (filter_urlresource) to alter the way a posted url-Resource will be displayed * a local plugin (local_filterurlresbak) to backup and restore the filter data (unfortunately moodle doesn’t support backup and restore for filter data). * a new Block to display upcoming events and alerts related to the course (block_alerts).

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
Can be updated to
3.3 (2018030700)
Stable version
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 2.7, Moodle 2.8, Moodle 2.9, Moodle 3.0
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.7
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.8
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.9
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.0

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
VCS repository URL

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Course formats

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myformat") in the "course/format" subdirectory.
  4. Visit to finish the installation