Blocks: Slideshow

Maintained by My HeroPaul P.
A block that inserts a slideshow in the header of the front page or course page. Features include customizable background colors, transition types, speeds, and size.

Slideshow 0.7.0

Release notes


Slideshow block

This block creates a slideshow that will appear in the heading section of a course page or front page.

Changelog 0.6.0

  • Update cycle.js with cycle2.js to support responsive themes
  • Replace dropped session_get_instance() with \core\session\manager()
  • Add $plugin->component declaration in version.php which is now mandatory for Moodle 3+
  • Thanks to Nadav Kavalerchik for contributions

Changelog 0.7.0

  • Update to cycle2.js
  • Included support for additional transitions and plugins
  • Fully responsive


Download, extract, and upload the "Slideshow" folder into moodle/blocks

Global Configuration

  • Set maximum number of slides in a slideshow
  • Set maximum file size of slides

Instance Configuration

  • Title - Set title of slideshow (leave blank to hide block's heading)
  • Height - Sets height of slideshow and images NOTE this block will not rescale image files, it will only change the display size
  • Transition - Choose from various slide transitions (some are a bit clunky, but most work well)
  • Delay - Sets the time for which a single slide is displayed
  • Background color - Clicking in this textbox triggers a colorpicker
  • Transparent - Clicking this overrides the background color setting and makes the background transparent
  • Image selector - Will only accept gif, jpg, or png files
  • Use as normal Dock - Will allow the slideshow to be displayed in the side columns or where ever a block can be displayed.
Moodle 3.0, 3.1

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 3.0, Moodle 3.1
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 3.0
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 3.1

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
VCS repository URL

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Blocks

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the block folder.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myblock") in the "blocks" subdirectory.
  4. Visit to complete the installation
  5. Turn editing on in any home or course page.
  6. Add the block to the page
  7. Visit the config link in the block for more options.