Course formats: Socialwall Format

format_socialwall
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The Moodle Socialwall will transform your Moodle course into a social learning platform. This includes a familiar post interface, timeline of posts, filtering of the timeline, and integration with Moodle's activities and resources. A social learning format allows teachers to pick up the tool and begin using it right away.

Socialwall Format 3.0

Release notes

moodle-format_socialwall

The eCommunity Platform uses a new Moodle Course Format (called Socialwall) which alters the way a typical course looks and behaves. Most people use “Topic” or “Weekly” course formats in Moodle.

This is new course format offers a timeline, where teachers and students may post and/or comment on. It is fully integrated in Moodle, so teacher may:

  • make different kind of posts (Alerts, sticky post)
  • attach activities to timeline-posts (via Drag and Drop too)
  • attach files and URLs to posts
  • comment on posts or reply to comments

Students (depending on capabilites) may:

  • make standard posts
  • attach resources (files or links) to posts
  • comment on posts or reply to comments
  • view results and feedback of assignments in their timeline

The eCommunity-Package includes:

  • a new Course Format (called socialwall, format_socialwall)

Optional: * a new Filter (filter_urlresource) to alter the way a posted url-Resource will be displayed * a local plugin (local_filterurlresbak) to backup and restore the filter data (unfortunately moodle doesn’t support backup and restore for filter data). * a new Block to display upcoming events and alerts related to the course (block_alerts).

Moodle 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.0

Version information

Version build number
2016022200
Version release name
3.0
Can be updated to
3.3 (2018030700)
Maturity
Stable version
MD5 Sum
4fcd354a0c7faa65cd3a30037a42c6c5
Supported software
Moodle 2.7, Moodle 2.8, Moodle 2.9, Moodle 3.0
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 2.7
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 2.8
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 2.9
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 3.0

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
GIT
VCS repository URL

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Course formats

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myformat") in the "course/format" subdirectory.
  4. Visit http://yoursite.com/admin to finish the installation