Activities: Presentation

Maintained by Matt Bury Matt Bury
Displays multimedia HTML5 presentations and slide shows in users' web browsers. A web friendly and more feature rich alternative to MS PowerPoint and PDF. However, presentations must be uploaded to moodledata via FTP and you'll need to learn some basic HTML to create presentations for it.

Presentation v0.6.0

Release notes

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Presentation module (reveal.js)

The Presentation module is an alternative to PowerPoint, PDF, and other
web-unfriendly formats.

It uses the free and open source JavaScript slide show library, reveal.js

See: which includes helpful documentation
for creating and editing presentations.

reveal.js can also be used as a standalone presentation player (in a web browser)
and be used for creating, editing, and previewing presentations before uploading
them to Moodle.

There is an online presentation editor at: However, it is not
free and open source and creating a "freemium" account is required to use it.


1. Upload /revealjs/ directory and all its contents to /moodle/mod/
2. In Moodle, login as administrator
3. Go to Administration > Site administration > Notifications
4. Installation process will initiate (follow the on-screen instructions)

During the installation process, the SWF Activity Module will attempt to move
the /moodle/mod/revealjs/revealjs/ directory to /moodledata/repository/
If this fails, you will have to move the directory and all its contents manually.

There's an example presentation in /revealjs/_revealjs_/matbury/sdl_learner/ to
get you started

For further information about installing activity modules in Moodle see:
Moodle 2.5, 2.6

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
MD5 Sum
Supported software
PHP 5.3, PHP 5.4, Moodle 2.5, Moodle 2.6
  • 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)
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 to finish the installation