General plugins (Local): Download Center

local_downloadcenter
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The Download Center plugin (local/downloadcenter) enables all users to download all files, folders as well as all documents of student folders of an entire course as a ZIP archive with a clear folder structure.
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Download Center

The Download Center plugin (local/downloadcenter) enables all users to download all files, folders as well as all documents of student folders of an entire course as a ZIP archive with a clear folder structure.

Example

With this module participants of a course can download all relevant course documents (files, folders as well as documents of student folders) in one step. Therefore users can save valueable time compared to single-downloads of files. One reasonable scenario might be the download of all files for a train journey, so all downloaded course files can be accessed offline.

Installation

Copy the code directly to the local/downloadcenter directory. Open the messages page in the administration area to automatically start the installation.

Admin Settings

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  • Picture of Plugins bot
    Mon, Mar 13, 2017, 9:00 PM
    Approval issue created: CONTRIB-6781
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Sun, May 14, 2017, 9:02 PM
    We just published a version of the Download Center plugin for Moodle 3.3 – have fun.
  • Picture of Marcel Matschke
    Mon, May 15, 2017, 5:33 PM
    Thanks. I like that Plugin.
    Will there be "Book activity" Support in the future?
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Mon, May 15, 2017, 6:57 PM
    Thanks for suggesting this, glad you like this plugin.

    For now we haven’t planned to add the book activity to Download Center.
    We will take it in as feature request and check our resources and demand for the AMC to decide if it would be a reasonable enhancement.
  • Picture of Roland Sherwood
    Wed, Jun 7, 2017, 10:29 AM
    Thanks for this plugin - it's extremely useful and offers functionality our users have been looking for some time! Just a quick question: in the screenshot above the link to the Download Center page is displayed within the Administration block, while the version we have downloaded locates the link within the Navigation block. Like many other Moodle sites, we don't use the Navigation block due to its complexity. So, I just wondered if you could share details of the changes we would need to make to the Download Center code in order for the link to be displayed within the Administration block? Many thanks for any assistance you can offer.
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Tue, Jun 13, 2017, 10:31 PM
    Dear Roland,
    thanks for your feedback and your kind words. We are happy, that you like our plugin and that it is useful for you and your users.
    The screenshot was, unfortunately, an old version. I just uploaded the new version for 3.3 where you can see, that the Download center is now located beneath the Participants and the Grades.

    Hope that helps.
  • Picture of Antony Goodman
    Thu, Jul 13, 2017, 8:35 PM
    Fantastic plugin, but it doesn't work for files added to a file system repository, using the "Create an alias/shortcut to the file" option. Would be perfect if it did.

    Thanks,

    Antony
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Tue, Jul 25, 2017, 3:46 PM
    Dear Antony,
    thanks for this input — we will consider this enhancement for future versions of this plugin.

    Cheers Kasia
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Thu, Aug 17, 2017, 10:23 PM
    We just published a bugfix release 3.3.1 of the Download Center plugin for Moodle 3.3.
  • Picture of Jean-Roch Meurisse
    Mon, Oct 9, 2017, 5:06 PM
    Hi there,
    A question for you. Is it normal that each file generates a directory with the file inside it. For instance a section with 5 pdf will generate a folder for the section + 5 folders inside it, each one containing one pdf. Wouldn't it be better to preserve the moodle structure, i.e. 1 folder for the section containing the 5 files?
    Anyway great plugin wink I plan to publish the translation for it!

    Cheers

    Jean-Roch
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Sun, Oct 15, 2017, 2:21 AM
    Dear Antony, our developer checked the recommendations and we tested four different file sources, each as alias, including File System repository and it works with all four files, tested as a student as well. We are not able to reproduce your problem with the alias/shortcut thing. It would be great if you could give us more details where exactly you have problems or you would see an improvement opportunity. MAybe even a step-by-step guide how we could recreate the same situation you have.
    Thanks. Katarzyna Potocka
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 6:00 PM
    We just published the newest 3.4.0 version of the DownloadCenter - have fun.
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Mon, May 14, 2018, 5:59 AM
    We just published a version of the Downloadcenter for Moodle 3.5.
  • Picture of Cyril Z.
    Tue, Jun 5, 2018, 7:30 PM
    Hi your tool is really great.
    It would be cool if you could add a role manager. We could choose in the (main) settings which roles are allowed to download or not the files. In our situation we would like to prohibit the use of this module to students, only the teachers could download the files.

    I hope that the function is not already existing that I missed during my research.
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Wed, Jan 23, 2019, 1:13 PM
    We just published a version of the Download Center plugin for Moodle 3.6 – have fun.
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