Activities: Etherpad Lite

mod_etherpadlite
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An activity module to integrate etherpad-lite with Moodle. To use this plugin, you will need to have an etherpad-lite server that runs on at least the same 2nd-level-domain as your Moodle server.
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About

This is an activity module, which integrates etherpad(-lite) http://etherpad.org/ into Moodle.

This plugin allows you to write collaborative in real-time.


Pre-requirement

To use this plugin, you need to have an etherpad-lite installation.

More info can be found on the github pages from this plugin

https://github.com/moodlehu/moodle-mod_etherpadlite

and from etherpad-lite

https://github.com/ether/etherpad-lite

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Contributors

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Moodle-Dev Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Lead maintainer)
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Timo Welde: Developer
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  • Picture of Torsten Händler
    Mon, 16 Mar 2015, 11:16 PM
    hey, is it possible to backup and restore or import the etherpadlite-activity?
  • Picture of Timo Welde
    Mon, 16 Mar 2015, 11:45 PM
    Hi Torsten,
    yes it is possible to do that.
    The plugin stores the content of the pad in the backup and puts it into a new one on restore/import.
    Thanks for the question.
    Timo
  • Picture of Torsten Händler
    Tue, 17 Mar 2015, 12:29 AM
    Hey Timo thanks for the fast answer,
    I will check it tomorrow,
    greetz to Jan, maybe he knows me from leipzig ;)
  • Picture of Roland Sherwood
    Thu, 16 Jul 2015, 11:39 AM
    Many thanks for making this plugin available to the community - really great work. Do you have any plans to add groups support?
  • Lina
    Thu, 7 Jan 2016, 3:45 PM
    Hi Etherpad plugin contributor,
    Thanks a lot for your contributions. I've installed CentOS 7 and the latest released etherpad on my test server, the installation is ok and I can use etherpad. But when I created an etherpad activity on moodle(moodle 2.8), there are some error messages:
    **********************
    Debug info:
    Error code: generalexceptionmessage
    Stack trace:
    line 107 of /mod/etherpadlite/etherpad-lite-client.php: UnexpectedValueException thrown
    line 60 of /mod/etherpadlite/etherpad-lite-client.php: call to EtherpadLiteClient->call()
    line 148 of /mod/etherpadlite/etherpad-lite-client.php: call to EtherpadLiteClient->post()
    line 62 of /mod/etherpadlite/lib.php: call to EtherpadLiteClient->createGroup()
    line 121 of /course/modlib.php: call to etherpadlite_add_instance()
    line 266 of /course/modedit.php: call to add_moduleinfo()
    **********************
    Could it by any chance be a plugin error?
    Thanks and look forward to your reply.
    Lina
  • Picture of Ni Pro
    Thu, 28 Jan 2016, 8:44 PM
    Hi everyone,
    The etherpad soudns really interesting, but as far as I see there is no version for moodle 2.9. Is such version planned?
    Greets
    Nils
  • Picture of Eugene Matusov
    Sun, 21 Feb 2016, 7:00 AM
    The plugin works fine on Moodle 3.0.2 (PHP 7.0.3 64-bit, MySQL 5.7 64-bit, Windows 2012R II8.5 64-bit).
  • Picture of Emilie Lenel
    Wed, 11 May 2016, 8:16 PM
    Hello
    We use this plugin on our Moodle 2.7, it's not mentioned on this page that this plugin is valid for 2.9 and 3.0. Can you plse confirm ? and ideally update this page to mark this plugin as valid after 2.8 ?
  • Lina
    Tue, 28 Jun 2016, 4:06 PM
    Hi Timo. Many thanks for providing this plugin to the community; its functionality is really appreciated by our staff and students, and we’re really grateful to you for your efforts to maintain and update it.

    On that note, please could I quickly query whether you have any plans to update the plugin to be fully compatible with Moodle v3.1, and its new Global Search feature in particular? To clarify: while we’ve tested the Etherpad Lite plugin under v3.1 and all of the core functionality seems to work fine, we’ve found that instances of the activity are not searchable via v3.1’s Global Search feature. Please see the following screenshot for details, which lists all of the available areas that can searched under v3.1 (note that these settings are available via: Site Administration -> Plugins -> Search -> Manage Global Search):

    http://imgur.com/lWWQByE

    Note also that the above screenshot was taken on a v3.1 system where the Etherpad Lite plugin is installed and available. However, as you can see, the Etherpad Lite activity is not listed as being available to be searched. Obviously, this is likely to be a significant problem/cause of confusion for users who might want to search for specific instances of the Etherpad Lite activity across Moodle.

    I’m not a developer, but my understanding is that mod plugins can be made searchable relatively easily via the addition of a new search class within the plugin’s codebase (located at ../classes/search/activity.php). Please see the following for further details:

    https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=334938
    https://docs.moodle.org/31/en/Global_search
    https://docs.moodle.org/dev/Search_API

    We really hope this search capability can be added to Etherpad Lite as I’m sure it would be a huge benefit to our users (as well as those of other v3.1 systems) and, again, many thanks for all your efforts to develop this plugin and share it with the community.

    Best wishes,
    Lina
  • Picture of sebastian seitz
    Fri, 29 Jul 2016, 4:53 PM
    Hi, i installed etherpad.lite ob an ubuntu machine and its working (Plugins: draw, fileupload). Your Ehterpad plugin in moodle 3.11+ is installed without errors. I put my API key in the plugin preferences and take the right url with a virtual host to localhost/pad/. The etherpad is loading but i get the error "Sie haben keine Berechtigung, um auf dieses Pad zuzugreifen", it is a permisson denied error. I am admin and trainer of the course!? so why i get this error message?
  • Picture of Emilie Lenel
    Fri, 17 Mar 2017, 4:32 PM
    Hi, Since the firefox and chrome latest releases, we are facing a lot of issues with our etherpad in Moodle, "No access to pad"...
    We use etherpad for our moodle + redmine, both are running with the same server, with reverse-proxy,
    The only differences are regarding access configuration
    + slightly version difference : moodle instance : 1.5.7 sur redmine instance : 1.6.0
    I wonder if others are facing the same issues ??
    Thanks
    Emilie
  • Hi Emilie, even if we have also heared of such things, we have not been able to reproduce them in our environment by now and to debug them. Hopefully we will find the time to release an up to date version which comes without such issues.
    Best regards, Moodle-Dev HU-Berlin, J. Eremie
  • Picture of Eugene Matusov
    Sat, 24 Jun 2017, 1:31 AM
    Hello, I just updated my server from Windows 2012r to Windows 2016. I start getting the following error when I try to open old course's EtherPadLite or create a new one: "Exception - Empty or No Response from the server" on Moodle 3.1. It worked fine on Windows 2012r. Also, when I run EtherPadLite directly, without Moodle, it works fine. Any ideas? Thanks, Eugene
    PS I also had problems with accessing Question bank on Moodle after Windows update, but I solve it by lowering the version of PHP from 7.0.9 to 5.6.30 (64-bit). This did not help with EtherPadLite....
  • Picture of Eugene Matusov
    Thu, 29 Jun 2017, 9:10 AM
    Update on the "Exception - Empty or No Response from the server" error. With the help of our IT colleagues, I found problems with my DNS settings on my network adapter card. Also, IPv6 causes problems as well and has to be disabled on my network adapter. Etherpad works. The problem is solved.
  • Hello Eugene, we're glad to hear that the problem wasn't a persistent and generic ep problem and at least is solved smile
    Best regards, Moodle-Dev HU-Berlin, J. Eremie
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