Wordcloud

Activities ::: mod_wordcloud
Maintained by e-Learning Team University of Vienna
With the wordcloud activity, it is possible to collect terms together with your course participants in a brainstorming process and to display them graphically in order of frequency. This can be used, for example, to capture a picture of the mood or to create a basis for a discussion.
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Wordcloud Activity

With the wordcloud activity, it is possible to collect terms together with your course participants in a brainstorming process and to display them graphically in order of frequency. This can be used, for example, to capture a picture of the mood or to create a basis for a discussion.

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Examples

  • Use the Wordcloud as an introduction to a new topic.
  • Query the prior knowledge of your students.
  • Get a mood picture on a topic.

Installation

  • Copy the module code directly to the *moodleroot/mod/wordcloud* directory.
  • Log into Moodle as administrator.
  • Open the administration area (*http://your-moodle-site/admin*) to start the installation automatically.

Admin Settings

An administrator can adjust the instance wide refresh time for the wordcloud, which sets the interval on how often the client ask the server if there is a change to a specific wordcloud.
The font colors of the wordcloud are also adjustable in the settings.

  • Refresh time (wordcloud | refresh)
    Auto refresh interval in seconds.
  • Textcolor 1 to 6 (wordcloud | fontcolor1 ... fontcolor6)
    Textcolor for font size 1 to 6. Colors are set as hexcode.

Screenshots

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Contributors

e-Learning Team University of Vienna (Lead maintainer)
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  • Wed, Jun 2, 2021, 7:30 PM
    Approval issue created: CONTRIB-8564
  • Thu, Jul 8, 2021, 4:47 PM
    Good Day; thank you for this plugin; we have been looking for something like this for some time. Would it be possible to make this backwards compatible with older versions of Moodle?
  • Thu, Jul 8, 2021, 4:54 PM
    Hi, there is a 3.10-Version on the official github page. For older version please try to change the "required"-Version in the version.php and check out if it works. It should probably work with older versions as well, but we haven't tested it.
  • Tue, Aug 24, 2021, 3:04 PM
    Many thanks for developing and sharing this plugin! Unfortunately, under Moodle 3.11.2 we've encountered an issue where attempting to submit a word doesn't function. Output from the browser console reports:

    Source map error: Error: request failed with status 404
    Resource URL: https://moodle.site/mod/wordcloud/js/html2canvas/html2canvas.js
    Source Map URL: html2canvas.js.map
    Uncaught TypeError: $.mod_wordcloud_add_word is not a function
    onclick https://moodle.site/mod/wordcloud/view.php?id=124632:1
    $.mod_wordcloud_add_word is not a function. (In '$.mod_wordcloud_add_word()', '$.mod_wordcloud_add_word' is undefined)

    This occurs under our custom theme (as above) as well as under Boost, although the output is slightly different under Boost:

    Source map error: Error: request failed with status 404
    Resource URL: https://moodle.site/mod/wordcloud/js/html2canvas/html2canvas.js
    Source Map URL: html2canvas.js.map
    Uncaught TypeError: $ is undefined
    onclick https://moodle.site/mod/wordcloud/view.php?id=124632:1
    undefined is not an object (evaluating '$.mod_wordcloud_add_word')

    We've double-checked, and the html2canvas.js file referenced is present on our server and accessible, so we're unsure what might be happening here. Please can I ask if you have any ideas about this, and how we might be able to debug or resolve this issue?

    Thanks again.
  • Tue, Aug 24, 2021, 5:40 PM
    Hi, i've tested it on our 3.11.2 system and it works with our theme and the standard boost theme. Is it your first time using this plugin?
    Futher the html2canvas lib is used for the png exporter and not for the word commit logic. Maybe check if the addwordtowordcloud files (.js in src, .min.js and .min.js.map in build) are in the amd folder. Otherwise check if you run any javascript blocker and test a different browser.
    If the problem still occurs please open up a github issue and i will look further into it.
  • Thu, Jun 2, 2022, 1:39 AM

    I am happy to announce that the plugin was granted the Mobile app support award after passing the plugin review by the Moodle Mobile App team!

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