Activities: oohoo - Tab display

Maintained by Picture of Patrick ThibaudeauPatrick Thibaudeau, Picture of Nicolas BretinNicolas Bretin
The tab display module allows you to setup your information in a tabbed format. This helps to clean up your course by combining several resources into Tabs.
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Tab Display is a resource module used to display course information such as notes, readings, biography etc, in a tab structure per chapter/module within a course.

Websites can also be embedded into the tabs. Using Moodle auto-linking, helps create links to other activities or resources.

New features:

  • A general description can be added above the tabs
  • PDF embedded functionality. If you put a link with a PDF file on the content of a tab (without any text around), the PDF file will be displayed in an iFrame


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Patrick Thibaudeau (Lead maintainer)
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Nicolas Bretin: Programmer
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  • Picture of Mark Bryant
    Fri, Jan 20, 2012, 1:18 AM
    This is great and makes for a cleaner look, but when I link to a pdf file instead of seeing the link I see all the code related to the tab where I added the pdf link. When I link to Word or PP documents everything seems to work just fine. Am I missing something?
  • Picture of P H
    Mon, Jan 30, 2012, 6:04 AM
    Hello and thank you very much for this really useful plugin.

    I have two questions.

    Would it be possible to arrange the menu items (on the left) in alphabetical order rather than by tab creation order. It would save a lot of time as we could have all the tabs in the desired order just by following a simple naming conventoon rather than having to keep track of "Tab display activity order within menu".

    Second question: Is there a limit to the number of tab displays in a course?

    Thanks again for the outstanding work.

    P. H.
  • Picture of P H
    Thu, Feb 2, 2012, 10:55 PM
    I have run into an irritating problem.

    When I get the log reports ( , unlike other pages and activites (where I normally see the activity name - such as the forum name or the course name or the quiz name - in the "inforamtion" column) here I just see the tab number, e.g. 6.

    It's really important for the report to return the name and not the number of the tab.


    P. H.
  • Picture of P H
    Mon, Feb 6, 2012, 6:52 PM
    Hello again,

    I have spotted another problem.

    When you set a tab display to be available from a certain date, even if you set it to be completely hidden before that date, the tab diplay name appears in the tab list (left-hand column).

    P. H.
  • Picture of Iroshini Ratnapala
    Wed, Feb 15, 2012, 12:40 AM
    This is a great plugin, Thanks. But I can't add a pdf link. When I link pdf file it shows the index page of the site. Can you suggest any solution?
  • Picture of Sarah Hartigan
    Wed, Jun 20, 2012, 8:59 AM
    Agreed, this is a great plugin but it will not allow me to embed links. Any external links that I have made do not show just comes up with the URL in the middle of my text. Is there a plug in that allows external links within the tab display plug in? Is there a solution to this?
  • Picture of Chuck Labrie
    Wed, Jul 4, 2012, 2:03 AM
    I encountered the same issue and after some investigation, we discovered that it may be the site being linked to. Some sites are coded to not allow them to be embedded.
  • Just wondering . . .
    Mon, Sep 10, 2012, 9:48 AM
    I'm assuming since there is only a download for 2.1, that this does not work for 2.3? Or is there a more recent version?

  • H. Sattler
    Mon, Oct 22, 2012, 5:49 PM
    Download from Moodle-Server: Wrong version.php
    Download directly from github: works fine
  • Picture of Tawfeeq Jaafar
    Tue, Nov 20, 2012, 6:08 AM
    I really liked the Tabs module. So far, it's working perfectly with us.

    Is there a way to show some text description above the tabs? We want to add some introductory text about this section, and (possibly) add some instructions asking students to go through all tabs.

    We're currently testing it on Moodle 2.3.2.
  • Germán and Temudgin
    Mon, Nov 26, 2012, 7:29 AM
    The tab display plugin (downloaded today from Moolde plugins database) has a date of 2010112400 even though it should be the one reported by the plugin updater:
    There is a new version 2012101700 available!

    When I upgraded Moodle 2.3 to a newer build, this module refused to downgrade.

    I will appreciate your help.
  • Picture of Patrick Thibaudeau
    Mon, Nov 26, 2012, 11:22 PM
    Forgot to upload the new version. It is now uploaded.
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