Activities: Student folder

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With the module student folder (mod/publication) students can upload documents which can be made visible by teachers.
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Student Folder

With the module student folder (mod/publication) students can upload documents which can be made visible by teachers. This facilitates publication of student's documents in a course and improves exchange of knowledge.

Example

The student folder has two features: on the one hand participants can upload their documents in the student folder which can be made visible for other students immediately after the upload or after the teacher's approval. On the other hand it is possible to import documents from the activity assignment. Here teachers can decide which documents should be visible to all participants or name individual students to release documents.

Installation

Copy the module code directly to the mod/publication directory. Open the administration area (http://your-moodle-site/admin) to start the installation automatically.

Admin settings

An administrator can adjust the default settings for the student folder instance-wide in the general settings page. There he can specify the following:

  • Require activity description
  • Obtain approval
  • Approved by default
  • Maximum number of attachments
  • Maximum attachment size
  • Hide ID-Number

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Contributors

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  • Lina
    Tue, 28 Jun 2016, 4:11 PM
    Hi Markus. 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 Student folder 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 Student folder plugin is installed and available. However, as you can see, the Student folder 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 Student folder 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 Student folder 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 Markus Kemmerling
    Tue, 28 Jun 2016, 8:13 PM
    Hi Lina,

    glad to hear that the plugin is working with Moodle 3.1. We plan to release a version of the student folder for Moodle 3.1 with some small enhancements around September. But this version won't be searchable via Global Search yet. We haven't inspected the feature in detail yet, but I hope we can adapt the AMC plugins to be globally searchable for the 3.2 versions planned to be released around February/March next year.

    Cheers,
    Markus
  • Lina
    Fri, 1 Jul 2016, 9:40 AM
    Hi Markus,
    Thanks for your reply. I'm looking forward to the new versions, especially the version 3.2 which can be globally searchable. Since the student folder is very popular among our staff and students to share information, it will be great if the content can be searchable.
    Best wishes,
    Lina
  • Picture of sanaz karimkhani
    Tue, 19 Jul 2016, 5:49 PM
    Hi,

    Tahnks for this plugin.
    i have installed and For this, we need also a code change. In the default settings of this activity, a period for the upload option is specified. This should be disabled by default. Can you please help me how can i change it.

    many thanks for your help.
    s.k
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Tue, 9 Aug 2016, 5:38 PM
    Hi Sanaz,
    I‘ve sent you an answer via email.

    Hope it helps.
    Cheers Kasia
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Wed, 24 Aug 2016, 5:09 PM
    We just published a version of the Student folder plugin for Moodle 3.1 – have fun.
  • Ricardo Caiado
    Wed, 15 Feb 2017, 12:25 AM
    Hi,

    Any plans to upgrade to Moodle 3.2?

    Ricardo
  • Picture of Philipp Hager
    Wed, 15 Feb 2017, 2:01 AM
    Hi Ricardo,

    We already did. But until we are able to upload it here for 3.2, you can get the MOODLE_32_STABLE Branch from our github repository at: https://github.com/academic-moodle-cooperation/moodle-mod_publication/tree/MOODLE_32_STABLE?files=1

    Cheers,
    Philipp
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Wed, 15 Feb 2017, 9:25 PM
    We just published a version of the Student folder plugin for Moodle 3.2 – have fun.
  • Picture of Seguis Com
    Thu, 23 Feb 2017, 5:48 AM
    Hi @AMC - are there any userguides for this plugin?
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Thu, 23 Feb 2017, 3:22 PM
    You may download a cheat sheet here: http://www.academic-moodle-cooperation.org/en/module/studentfolder/.
    In addition you may watch two german tutorial videos on YouTube; see http://www.academic-moodle-cooperation.org/module/studierendenordner/ for links to the videos.
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Fri, 24 Mar 2017, 9:25 PM
    We just published version 3.2.1 of the Student folder plugin for Moodle 3.2 fixing a bug that made the plugin fail with PostgreSQL as database backend.
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Fri, 21 Apr 2017, 2:51 PM
    We just published version 3.2.2 of the Student folder plugin for Moodle 3.2 fixing the file permission check for one's own files in team submissions for the standard group (see https://github.com/academic-moodle-cooperation/moodle-mod_publication/issues/19).
  • Picture of Andreas Schenkel
    Sat, 22 Apr 2017, 11:26 PM
    What is the main difference to the database-activity?
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Wed, 10 May 2017, 6:29 PM
    Dear Andreas,
    the Student Folder is not really comparable with the database activity.
    Do you have any specific questions concerning this plugin?
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