Moodle plugins directory: MooTyper
BEFORE YOU UPGRADE NOTE! A previous version of MooTyper changed the lesson file layout! Depending on your version, after your upgrade, an admin may need to click on the Edit gear icon and select, Import lesson / KB layout. Depending on the speed of your server, this can take a while.
In the past, if you have created any lesson files of your own, you may need to modify them to be compatible with the new Lesson file format in this MooTyper version. Comparison with a file from this version will show you that each exercise is followed by the exercise name using the same sequence of keystrokes, /**/, as a delimiter.
MooTyper is an Activity module. A course admin, manager, or teacher creates the activity and prepares it for use by selecting the keyboard layout and lessons to use. It can be set up to present a series of exercises from a lesson or to present one selected exercise from a lesson as a typing exam. Once set up, students can then start to type the current exercise. When a student finishes an exercise his achievement is saved into a database, so the teacher can then view grades.
The following keyboard layouts are available in this MooTyper release: Arabic, Armenian, Belgium(Dutch), Bulgarian, Croation, Czech, Danish, Dvorak(US), English (UK), English(US), EnglishWKeypad(USV6), Estonian, French, FrenchWKeypad(FRV6), German(Swiss), German, GermanWKeypad(V6), Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, numberKeypadOnly, Portuguese(Brazil), Portuguese(Portugal), PortugueseWKeypad(PortugalV6), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, SpanishWKeypad(V6), Swedish, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uyghur, and Vietnamese.
You can visit the website URL listed down below, create an account, and try any of the listed layouts. If there is a layout not listed, that you would be interested in trying, please make a request in the comments below, or at the github Source control URL location.
For this MooTyper release, immediately after you upgrade, you may need to go to one of your MooTyper activities and in it's Administration block, click on, Import lesson / KB layout, so you will get versions of all the new keyboard layouts and lessons. Depending on how you do the upgrade, your old keyboard files may be erased. In that case you will get an error that can be cleared by going to Setup for each MooTyper, and select a keyboard layout to use. Old keyboard versions are not necessarily compatible with the styles.css file included in this version. In some cases, this version includes multiple layouts.
Recent New Features - note that the page was getting so long, I have removed previous version, New Features, lists.
- Can use Whole grade for combined precision and WPM grade.
- Can use Whole grade for just a precision grade.
- Can use Whole grade for just a WPM grade.
- Can use Rating average, count maximum, minimum, or sum for combined precision and WPM grade.
- Can use Rating average, count maximum, minimum, or sum for just a precision grade.
- Can use Rating average, count maximum, minimum, or sum for just WPM grade.
- Added new grade column on both, View all grades, and on the, View own grades, pages.
- When using Ratings, added new, Ratings information, section to the grades tables on both , View all grades, and on the, View own grades, pages.
- Added date/time to the CSVexport file name.
- Added new icon look feature for Moodle 4.0.
- Added basic activity completion for Moodle 3.11 and higher.
- Added capability to delete unused keyboard layouts.
- Added links to, View all course mootypers, on the grade pages, the end of lesson page, and the end of exam page.
- Fixed the bug where the cursor color was not being backed up or duplicated correctly.
- Added plain text to the, Add new exercise to this lesson, button on the exercises page.
- Added capability for an admin to remove database entries and physical files, for keyboard layouts that are not needed.
For any additional information please visit us on GitHub or post in MooTyper's forum topic.
I manage to sort it out by deleting all the tables and re-installing the plugin.
We are using moodle 3.0 version
The server environment is
I use mysql.
Students want to use the Safe Exam Browser to take exams.
Korean cannot be entered in the single-stage test
I am trying to use MooTyper keyboard layout.
Is there a way to use it with Korean MooTyper?
* My email : email@example.com
I'm having a problem here. I've made a typing test activity. When I click on the activity, the page automatically scrolls down to the paragraph, skipping over the information above. This only occurs on specific devices. When I try it on a desktop, it does not automatically scroll down, but it does on a laptop. Do you have any suggestions for this problem?
On one of the problem laptops, right click on MooTyper and select, Inspect, then click on the, Console, tab and see if it gives you any helpful information.
As always, if anyone finds a problem with this release, or needs something changed or added to the plugin, please let me know.
After Installing Mootyper and configuring the test, When I am clicking setup it raises the error like below
Debug info: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MariaDB server version for the right syntax to use near '' at line 1
SELECT * FROM mdlae_mootyper_exercises WHERE lesson=
Error code: dmlreadexception
line 486 of /lib/dml/moodle_database.php: dml_read_exception thrown
line 1273 of /lib/dml/mysqli_native_moodle_database.php: call to moodle_database->query_end()
line 175 of /mod/mootyper/classes/local/lessons.php: call to mysqli_native_moodle_database->get_records_sql()
line 383 of /mod/mootyper/mod_setup.php: call to mod_mootyper\local\lessons::get_exercises_by_lesson()
I am having Moodle 4.0 and the latest mootyper plugin.
database : mariadb (5.5.5-10.3.35-MariaDB)
Kindly help me to sort out please,without sleep I had spent two days around this issue but not able fix it.
Thank you for the great plugin! I am currently having it tested and the faster typers among the students experience lags / freezes when typing over 110 keys/minute. I am currently trying to figure out, what could be the cause for this behavious on our side, testing different browsers, etc. Are there any server requirements you recommend?
Sorry to see that your students are experiencing lags/freezes. While MooTyper does try to update the statistics bar once every 4 seconds, it has been my experience that lags and freezes have always been due to the users computer and operating system, as that is where all the "work and calculations" are being done. I regularly see results from the MooTyper activities available on the publicly accessible, Website URL, listed above, that go well up into the 300+ hits per minute. My personal best that I can remember seeing was 480. Did not realize how good that was until I had already hit, Delete. I would be interested to see/hear what type of computers and what operating system your students are using.
Thank you for the feedback. On a personal note, in my development work, my OS is also Windows 10 and my main browser is usually Firefox, followed by Opera, Chrome, and last, Edge. Truthfully, I have not noticed MooTyper problems while using any of them.
When you say you are using the latest MooTyper, I presume that's v4.2.0. Did you have any other version installed before that?