Activities: Hot Question

mod_hotquestion
Maintained by Picture of AL RachelsAL Rachels
This plugin will help teachers to collect entries/posts from users in or out of a classroom.

Hot Question 3.8.2 (Build: 2020052400)

Release notes

Moodle Hot Question module

The first moodle activity for physical classroom. The idea comes from Purdue University's hotseat.

Inside or outside classroom, students post questions into a Hot Question activity from notebook, netbook, android, iPhone, iPod or any other device which can access the moodle site. Students can also vote on others' questions, so that the hottest questions will be popped up to the top of the list. Teachers can make oral comments on selected questions in classroom.

December 2018 Added code for HotQuestion activity calendar Open and Close events.

November 2018 Changed Behat tests due to new language string for the Post button. Changed the code for Export to CSV to make it also work with PostgreSQL. Reorganized the fields in the Export CSV to make it easier to read in spreadsheets. Added width and height styles for the thumb up and thumb down icons used for teacher priority and thumb up for heat. This is due to Moodle 3.6 has added svg versions of the files and uses them by default.

June 2017 Added 10 Behat tests. Changed the code for Export to CSV to make it simpler. Changed the order of the fields exported in Export to CSV. MS Excel will not open files in which the first record is "ID" so it was moved from column 1 to column 3.

May 2017, fixed code style and documentation errors and warnings. Moved remove_question event from view.php to function remove_question in locallib.php Added new setting capability 10/6/2016 to display description on a course page. Added new setting capability 10/6/2016 for availability dates for open and close. Added new setting capability 10/6/2016 to allow creator to change wording of submit directions text. Included new icon 10/6/2016 for optional use.

Enhanced remove question capability 7/16/2016 to show a message that you have successfully removed a question. Reworded the message for opening a new round.

New capability added 7/15/2016 that places an entry with link in the Recent Activity block when anyone posts an entry in a Hot Question acitivity. Added a Recent activity setting that lets you limit students to seeing only their posts. Admin, teachers and managers still see all posts.

New capability added 4/01/2016 that allows admin, teachers, and managers to delete any round in the current Hot Question activity if they deem all the questions in the round are no longer needed, or if the round is empty. Can also be used to reset the activity. If you need to keep a copy of the questions in a round, you must download them before the round is removed.

New capability added 3/29/2016 that allows admin, teachers, and managers to download a csv file of the questions in the current Hot Question activity. An admin can also download questions and their download will include ALL questions from the Moodle site.

New capability added 3/29/2016 that allows admin, teachers, and managers to delete any question in the current Hot Question activity if they deem the question as inappropriate or not applicable to the subject.

NOTE: If you plan on disciplinary action for any inappropriate question, you should download the evidence BEFORE you remove questions or remove rounds, as once removed, questions and rounds are not recoverable.

Details: https://github.com/hit-moodle/moodle-mod_hotquestion/wiki

Install from git

  • Navigate to Moodle root folder
  • git clone git://github.com/drachels/moodle-mod_hotquestion.git mod/hotquestion
  • cd hotquestion
  • git checkout MOODLE_XY_STABLE (where XY is the moodle version, e.g: MOODLE_30_STABLE, MOODLE_28_STABLE...)
  • Click the 'Notifications' link on the frontpage administration block or php admin/cli/upgrade.php if you have access to a command line interpreter.

Install from a compressed file

  • Extract the compressed file data
  • Rename the main folder to hotquestion
  • Copy to the Moodle mod/ folder
  • Click the 'Notifications' link on the frontpage administration block or php admin/cli/upgrade.php if you have access to a command line interpreter.
Moodle 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8

Version information

Version build number
2020052400
Version release name
3.8.2 (Build: 2020052400)
Maturity
Stable version
MD5 Sum
9a33ab67abe7a3516ed0c5e576b6c225
Supported software
Moodle 2.8, Moodle 2.9, Moodle 3.0, Moodle 3.1, Moodle 3.2, Moodle 3.3, Moodle 3.4, Moodle 3.5, Moodle 3.6, Moodle 3.7, Moodle 3.8

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
GIT
VCS repository URL

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 http://yoursite.com/admin to finish the installation