Activities: Webinar

mod_webinar
Maintained by Picture of Joe BarberJoe Barber
Enables web conferencing between Moodle and Adobe Connect to be added as an activity to any course.

Webinar 1.3

Release notes

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Webinar module for Moodle
Copyright (C) 2012 Epic (http://www.epic.co.uk/)

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option)
any later version.

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ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for
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Summary
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This is an activity module for web conferencing which enables Adobe Connect webinar
sessions to be added as an activity to any course.

Description
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The Webinar activity module enables Adobe Connect hosted webinars to be added as an
activity to any course. This is intended for hosted Adobe deployments, not on-premise
deployments - see http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html

The Webinar activity module includes the following functionality:

* Add/edit/delete webinar session
* Assign a host user to a session - based on 'teacher' system role
* Register for session / assign students to a session
* Unregister for session / unassign students from a session
* Automated email notifications to registered students
* Join session
* View / record webinar
* Run attendance report

All webinar administration is done from within Moodle from setting up webinar sessions,
registering users on webinar sessions and joining sessions. Only when the student clicks
on Join Session do they leave Moodle and view the webinar in the Adobe Connect Player
window. Upon exiting the webinar session they will be returned to the Moodle course page.

It has been tested using Adobe Connect Pro 8 (and 9) hosted accounts, using the Adobe Connect
Web Services API - see http://help.adobe.com/en_US/connect/8.0/webservices/index.html.

Requirements
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* Moodle 2.3
* An Adobe Connect account - register for a 30-day free trial at
http://www.adobe.com/uk/products/acrobatconnectpro/trial/
* All users attending session will be required to have Flash Player 10.1 or higher,
with the ability to install Adobe Connect Add-Ins in order to share their screen.

Installation
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1- Unpack the module into your moodle install in order to create a mod/webinar directory.

2- Visit the /admin/index.php page to trigger the database installation.

3- (Optional) Change the default options in the activity modules configuration.

4- (Optional) Assign roles of teacher or non-editing teacher to one or more users to be able
to assign them as webinar hosts.

Bugs/patches
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Feel free to send bug reports (and/or patches!) to the current maintainer:

Mark Aberdour (mark.aberdour@epic.co.uk)
Joe Barber (joe.barber@epic.co.uk)

Changes
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(see the ChangeLog.txt file)
Moodle 2.4

Version information

Version build number
2013031400
Version release name
1.3
Maturity
Release candidate
MD5 Sum
7d1fb0b0275386b5ee76b12006b01f12
Supported software
Moodle 2.4
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 2.4

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