Activities: Stamp collection

Maintained by Picture of David MudrákDavid Mudrák
The Stamp collection module allows a teacher to give "stamps" (i.e. picture with a comment, similar concept to badges) to students so they collect these stamps. The activity can be used in many ways, such as motivative bonus marks, absence marks, certification records etc.
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The module uses capabilities to control who can collect stamps and give stamps. Therefore, student can be allowed to give stamps to other students, the stamps may be given to teachers etc. Teachers can setup the module to show all stamps to all students, to show stamps only to the individual student to whom it was awarded or to hide stamps completely.


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David Mudrák (Lead maintainer)
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Frankie Kam: Author of several useful extensions and modifications of the module
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  • Picture of Barry Richards
    Tue, Oct 8, 2013, 10:26 PM
    Hi David,

    There's a serious problem with the Manage Stamps page in IE 8. Your code is breaking the layout of the page, especially in the header area, but also effecting the sidebars. I've tested with multiple themes (all unedited, straight-out-of-the-box) and all have an issue here.

    I've been doing some testing to try and fix it and it appears to be a HTML issue, rather than a CSS issue. Maybe there's an un-closed element somewhere?

    The issue doesn't appear in Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

    I can send you screenshots if that helps.

    We have many schools who really like your module, but they're also stuck using IE 8 (I know, I know, a hateful browser, but it's beyond my control to get rid of it). If the layout issue can't be fixed they won't be able to use your module.

    Hope you can fix this.

    Kind regards,

  • Frankie's the name, Moodle's my game!
    Tue, Oct 8, 2013, 11:40 PM
    Hi Barry, first time I've heard of this. Hope David replies. I've forwarded to him your request.
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Wed, Oct 9, 2013, 5:18 AM
    Hi Barry. Yes please, can you provide me with as many details as possible. Thanks in advance.

    (Frankie, no need to forward, I am subscribed to these comments, too. Thanks anyway)
  • Picture of Barry Richards
    Wed, Oct 9, 2013, 5:17 PM
    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the fast response. I did some more digging and realised the issue isn't with David's original plugin – I installed a copy of that and it displays the 'Manage Stamps' page fine in IE 8. The problem is in Frankie's modified multi-stamp version which I got from

    I'll email you both with as much information as I can gather.

    Kind regards,

  • Picture of Barry Richards
    Wed, Oct 9, 2013, 5:49 PM
    Actually guys, no need to email. I've found the problem in Frankie's code. It's the first few lines of managestamps.php, in particular this code:

    [style type="text/css"]
    .expandedNode div{
    display: block;
    .collapsedNode div{

    Because this is outside the php and before the HTML element gets rendered it just gets dumped into the output before the HTML element, and this causes IE to freak out. Remove it and the page displays correctly.

    I guess you have three options:

    1) Use php to add it to the output in the correct position in the header
    2) Move it to styles.css
    3) Ditch it, and just display the stamp guide all the time

    I'm going to go with number 3.

    I spent hours yesterday trying to figure this out, this morning solved in an hour. It's amazing what a good night's sleep can do for you.

    Kind regards,


    NB Had to replace < and > with [ and ] to get the CSS code to display
  • Picture of Colin Rice
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016, 11:26 PM
    Hi, I think this module is great and am just about to try out Frankie's version, as I like the look of the extra functionality. One question: are there any plans to import Frankie's functionality into the the original, so it can be downloaded/installed/supported against future Moodle versions like the original plugin?

  • Picture of Colin Rice
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016, 11:49 PM
    Hi, Unfortunately, it looks like Frankie's version does not work with Moodle 3.0.x sad. Is there any chance this will change?

  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Fri, Jan 15, 2016, 1:38 AM

    Hi Colin. To be honest, I have not seen Frankie's version for some time. I will have to recheck it again to see if and which features could be backported.

  • Picture of Colin Rice
    Fri, Jan 15, 2016, 4:03 AM
    OK thanks David, no problem. It would be great if this can work with latest Moodle smile
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Fri, Jan 15, 2016, 2:29 PM

    if this can work with latest Moodle

    Well, this module does work with Moodle 3.0, as far as I know. Frankie's should be considered a fork, a new module rather than a version of this one.

  • Picture of Colin Rice
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016, 5:16 PM
    OK no problem. I'm currently using your original stampcoll David with no problems on 3.0. Hopefully Frankie is listening to this forum, to see if his version can be made to support 3.0 smile.
  • Picture of Frankle Lee 李智高
    Sat, May 7, 2016, 6:59 PM
    Is the Stamp manually awarded to the student? Can it be issued automatically according to some conditions?
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Mon, May 9, 2016, 1:35 AM

    Stamps much be awarded manually. There is no support for giving stamps automatically.

  • Picture of virginia alonso
    Fri, Oct 14, 2016, 8:05 PM
    is it currently possible to add a search box to the stamps collection activity? We have many students enrolled in each course and it is hard for teachers to find the student they're looking for.
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Thu, Oct 20, 2016, 7:51 PM

    I don't think there is anything at the moment. I agree that having at least the standard name initials filter would help. May I ask you for reporting it as a feature request to the plugin's tracker? Thanks.

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