Blocks: GISMO

block_gismo
Maintained by Picture of Christian MilaniChristian Milani
GISMO, a graphical interactive student monitoring and tracking system that extracts tracking data from an online course maintained with Moodle, and generates graphical representations that can be explored by course instructors.

GISMO 3.1.2 (Build: 2013093000)

Release notes

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G I S M O

Version 3.1.2 - September 30, 2013


Università della svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland

README
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0) Requirements

Gismo is primarily developed on the LAMP platform (Linux, Apache, MySQL and
PHP), we didn't test it in Windows environments.

The requirements for Gismo are:
- PHP v. 5.3 (it should work with previous versions of php if you install
PECL JSON >=1.2.0, but we didn't test it).
- Database (one from the list of those supported by Moodle)
- Moodle 2.3.x or 2.4.x or 2.5.x

WARNING: Gismo has been tested on Mysql (v. 5.5.x) and PostgreSQL (v. 8.4.9)

1) Setup

a) REMOVE OLD VERSION

Please remove any old version of the plugin.

b) INSTALL FILES

Please follow the standard procedure to install Moodle plugins:
- copy the gismo folder into the moodle blocks directory (MOODLE_DOCUMENT_ROOT/blocks)
- logon to moodle as administrator and visit the Notifications page
- configure the new settings page

c) LAUNCH DATA EXPORTER FOR THE FIRST TIME

Gismo needs to perform some computation on regular basis. The purpose of this
computation is to extract data from logs and derive aggregated information.

This computation is done by a script that, depending on the setting of your
Moodle cron script, by default it runs during the night between 02.00 and 04.00 (server time)
but can be changed in gismo setup options.
When you install the Gismo block the fist time, if you don't want to wait
the next day to see the result, you can lunch this script by hand
at this address:

MOODLE_MAIN_URL/blocks/gismo/lib/gismo/server_side/export_data.php?password=yourpassword

2) Configuration

Gismo doesn't need any specific configuration. Everything runs out of the box.

3) Use

Please access your course as teacher and add a Gismo block instance,
then follows instructions.

4) Further information

Please visit http://gismo.sourceforge.net/ for further information

5) Gismo is released under GPL version 3 License


The eLab Team

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Moodle 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Version information

Version build number
2013093000
Version release name
3.1.2 (Build: 2013093000)
Maturity
Stable version
MD5 Sum
f3c510615e442c30336951edf61e4e60
Supported software
PHP 5.3, PHP 5.4, Moodle 2.3, Moodle 2.4, Moodle 2.5, Moodle 2.6
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 2.3
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 2.4
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 2.5
  • This is the latest release for Moodle 2.6

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
GIT
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 http://yoursite.com/admin 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.