Activities: Dialogue

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Dialogue between two users

Dialogue 3.1

Release notes

Dialogue module for Moodle (

The Dialogue module allows for private conversation between two or more parties.

They can be useful when the teacher wants a place to give private feedback to a student on their online activity. For example, if a student is participating in a language forum and made a grammatical error that the teacher wants to point out without embarrassing the student, a dialogue is the perfect place.

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Originally written by Ray Kingdon

Rewritten by Troy Williams - 2013

Contributions by many others



01) Make a folder called dialogue under /mod folder so that you have a /mod/dialogue folder.

02) Uncompress archive and copy the files into the /mod/dialogue folder.

03) Go to the /admin page and allow the module to be installed.


Before upgrading it is advisable that you test the upgrade first on a COPY of your production site, to make sure it works as you expect.

Backup important data

There are three areas that should be backed up before any upgrade:

  • Moodle dataroot (For example, server/moodledata)
  • Moodle database (For example, your Postgres or MySQL database dump)

Version specific

Dialogue 2.8

You can only upgrade from Dialogue 2.5 or later.

Dialogue 2.7, 2.6, 2.5

You can only upgrade from Dialogue 2.0 or later. There are major changes to schema, and you with have to either upgrade dialogues manually from Moodle admin or the cli script cli/upgrade.php.

Moodle 3.1

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
Can be updated from
Can be updated to
3.2.0, 3.3.0 (2017051500), 3.4 (2017111300)
Stable version
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 3.1
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 3.1

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
VCS repository URL
VCS branch

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Activities

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "assignment") in the "mod" subdirectory.
  4. Visit to finish the installation