Favourite plugins

List of plugins that have been marked as favourite by the Moodle community members.
Name Plugin type Short description Lead maintainer Favourited
Global Chat Blocks Global chat for Moodle. With this plugin teachers and students can communicate in real time through Moodle. Bruno Sampaio 27
Applications General plugins (Local) This local plugin introduces the application concept into Moodle, allowing users to add, edit, remove, or access external applications without leaving Moodle. Bruno Sampaio 8
Institutions General plugins (Local) This local plugin introduces the intitutions concept into Moodle. Bruno Sampaio 8
Cubic Themes Cubic is a new theme for Moodle 2.3. Its objective is to provide users with a more user-friendly interface, which provides several forms of social awareness and some new concepts. Bruno Sampaio 7
Applications list Blocks This block is dependent of another local plugin (https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=local_applications) that allows users to manage applications and access them without leaving Moodle. This block list all the favorite applications of a user and allows him to add new applications or access the applications management page. Bruno Sampaio 2
Content Curation by Anders Pink Blocks Easily curate, control and display relevant external content on any topic, right alongside your programmes and courses. Content can be updated automatically every few hours, or you can manually curate and decide which articles to display. You choose the keywords, sites and sources for any topic. We’ll return the latest and most relevant content to support learners and help them stay smart. Free version available. Full customisation requires purchase of API key. For more information see: https://anderspink.com/moodle-plugin Jake Salmon 10
YU Kaltura Media Gallery General plugins (Local) Media gallery plugin for third-party's non-KAF "YU Kaltura Media Package" Tomoya Saito 3
Algolia Search engines This plugin provides Algolia integration for Moodle's Global Search. Algolia is a hosted Search as a Service provider making it easy for websites to integrate search without any need to install/maintain additional servers. It currently offers a free plan with 10k records and 100k API calls per month. Prateek Sachan 1
Chemistry editor Atto Edit chemistry equations in Moodle 2.7, or later, using the mhchem extension to the MathJax or TeX filter. Useful for full and ionic equations, isotopes, equilibrium reactions, thermochemistry and reaction kinetics. Includes a periodic table of element symbols. Geoffrey Rowland 25
Jmol Filters Jmol/JSmol filter for embedding interactive 3D chemical structures. Geoffrey Rowland 15
Computer science editor Atto Computer science equation editor plugin for Moodle 2.7, or later, using either the TeX or MathJax filter. Designed for UK A Level (post-16) Computing and Computer Science curriculum, but can be easily customised for other levels or content. Geoffrey Rowland 10
Matrix editor Atto Moodle Atto Editor plugin for TeX/MathJax Matrices and Arrays. Geoffrey Rowland 5
Config Log Emailer General plugins (Local) This plugin sends an email to a specified user after it has detected a config setting was changed when running cron. The to and from email addresses can be changed in the settings page. Alex Rowe 5
Rebuild Course Cache Admin tools Moodle admin tool to rebuild the course cache for all courses. Alex Rowe 4
OpenBiblio Block Blocks Connector for OpenBiblio library software: shows a numbered list of borrowed books and due dates in a Moodle block and a link to the OpenBiblio OPAC page. koen roggemans 2
Virtual programming lab Activities VPL is an activity module to manage programming assignments Juan Carlos Rodríguez-del-Pino 76
Daily format Course formats Modified version of Weekly format that displays sections by day rather than week. Nathan Robbins 10
My Stats Blocks A student dashboard for the My Moodle page. Shows statistics about site-wide student activity. Nathan Robbins 10
My mentees Blocks This block is a feature-rich version of the core Mentees block. Nathan Robbins 3
my mentors Blocks Shows a students mentors/parents with profile picture, messaging link, and online status. Nathan Robbins 2
Enrolment Duration Blocks This plugin shows the remaining days in the users enrolment in the course. It also gives the date when the enrolment ends. Nathan Robbins 2
MediaWiki Search Blocks Creates a search field for a MediaWiki based wiki. Nathan Robbins 1
Mandarin Themes It’s designed for Moodle 2.1.1, and it’s compatible with all modern browsers. Xiaoying Riley 4
Exabis E-Portfolio Blocks Start ePortfolio work with Moodle – a compact block with everything needed to collect, select, reflect and share. Exabis ePortfolio establishes a learner driven way of contributing learning products during learning processes course independently. Key features are: - building up ePortfolios with an individual structure - linking ePortfolio-artefacts to competences - publishing of views with a selection of material - export to Europass for CVs - integration of OpenBadges - export to SCORM-format andreas riepl 58
Exabis Games Activities The goal of this activity is to bring the aspect of game-based-learning into Moodle-courses. The way the acitivity works is that two of our exagames are based upon quizzes given to students within a Moodle course (braingame and exaclick), one activity links games created with the OpenSource-platform gamelabs.at directly into Moodle courses. See readme.txt for further instructions. andreas riepl 30
Exabis Competencies - Competence grids Blocks This module can be used to work with digital competence grids within Moodle spanning over courses. This concept allows for - teachers to create digital competence grids in Moodle - teachers to work collaboratively, sharing tasks and materials in the pedagogical framework of a competence grid - individualization by assigning specific tasks to all or certain students - working with a weekly schedule using a drag&drop interface - using the free app DAKORA for both teachers and students to provide materials and upload solutions to Moodle - creating extensive competence profiles of students related to their level and achievements - comprehensive reporting of students’ achievements, competence levels and soft skills andreas riepl 23
Exabis Student Review Blocks Main focus of this block is a verbose periodical review of students by teachers. The basic idea of this module is that teachers/trainers can team-assess students - the assessment can be done on different scales that can be defined. andreas riepl 10
Question Filters General plugins (Local) This plugin enables additional search option within questions in large question banks andreas riepl 7
Exabis Library Blocks The block can be accessed from within any course. The admin can add any kind of document using the "manage library" link of the block. New entries can be made with references to the source, links, file, content and author. Also categories can be defined with the link "manage categories". With the search box the library can be searched as a whole or within each category. andreas riepl 7
DUK-Reminder Blocks A simple block to send out reminders for different tasks from within a course. andreas riepl 4
Kitmoo Activities Module to create graphical environments in a course. Jair Alexander Riaño Castañeda 1
Regular expression short answer Question types This question type (for the Moodle quiz module) aims at a more advanced system of student's response analysis, through the use of regular expresssions. This question type is an extension of the SHORTANSWER type. It can be used on its own and can also be incorporated into the existing Cloze (embedded) question type. Joseph Rézeau 27
Export Glossary to Quiz Blocks A block to export a Glossary's entries to the Quiz Questions bank. Joseph Rézeau 16
RegExp Adaptive mode with Help Question behaviour This plugin is one of the 2 question behaviours to be used exclusively with the regexp question type. Those behaviours enable you to take advantage of the *Help* feature, which allows the student to "buy" a letter. Joseph Rézeau 10
RegExp Adaptive mode with Help (no penalties) Question behaviour This plugin is one of the 2 question behaviours to be used exclusively with the regexp question type. Those behaviours enable you to take advantage of the *Help* feature, which allows the student to "buy" a letter. This behaviour does not cost the student any penalty when "buying" a letter. Joseph Rézeau 8
Lesson Essay Feedback Blocks The Lesson essay feedback block will display (to the students only) their previous attempts at Lesson Essays (if any), together with the teacher's comments and their grade (if essays have been graded). Joseph Rézeau 2
Conditional field User profile fields A drop-down menu field that shows/hides some other custom profile fields depending on its selected value. Shamim Rezaie 30
File upload User profile fields A file upload profile field for Moodle Shamim Rezaie 24
Associated input User profile fields An associated profile field, associates its value with a core optional profile field. Shamim Rezaie 22
Persian calendar Calendars This plugin provides Jalali calendar support for Moodle Shamim Rezaie 21
Hijri calendar type Calendars This plugin provides Hijri calendar support for Moodle Shamim Rezaie 3
Mentees Improved Block Blocks This Plugin is just a fix for the original mentees because the mentees have to click 3 times before reach the course, Mentees Improved hows the student courses with a direct link to the course. Alan Reynoso 1
MovilQuiz - Lite Activities This module converts quizzes so they can be sent to cellular or other mobile device. These quizzes can be performed on the cell phone. The results of the quiz can be sent back to Moodle. rafael reyna 3
Screencast Filter Filters This is a text filter for Moodle that converts Screencast.com urls into embeded content. The current text filter will only replace hyperlinks with the embeded content. This currently only works for video short urls. Camtasia Relay 1
Faculty Contact Blocks Faculty Contact block creates an auto-generated list of faculty and their contact information on a course. Johan Reinalda 3
Roster Blocks The Roster block shows a page with a list of users in a course, with either a simply list of names,email, etc. (similar to the participant functionality), or a more enhanced list that shows their picture and the description from the student profiles. This is useful for faculty to get to know their students quickly and learn about their backgrounds easily. Please note that the most up-to-date version will always be in the github repository listed below. The Moodle module downloadable here may not be updated as frequently. The latest versions (for 2.4, 2.6 and 2.7) fix a bug where the settings page on sites installed from Moodle 2.x did not show the list of roles properly. (This worked on 1.x => 2.x upgraded sites). Johan Reinalda 2
Database Navigation Admin tools Database Navigation (tool_navdb) is a database browsing plugin for Moodle. This plugin is designed especially for Moodle's DB structure and adds some practical tools. Some improvements are virtual foreign keys links, and contextual dropdown menus depending on the table, bookmarked table list and an interactive SQL filter editor. Ferran Recio Calderó 2
SavaPage Blocks This block shows a button on the dashboard to open the SavaPage Open Print Portal Web App, so printed documents can be previewed and forwarded. The credentials of the authenticated Moodle user are trusted so no extra login is needed (single sign-on). Rijk Ravestein 2
Assignments Block Blocks A plugin for the learning platform Moodle that shows graded and open assignments in one block. Philip Raschke 3
UIkit Themes This theme is built from its core to work with UIkit (a framework similar to Twitter Bootstrap). It is designed to be easily customizable using an interactive visual styles manager. Eduardo Ramos 18