Advance course search

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Maintained by Shashikant Vaishnav, Marina Glancy, My mugMichael de Raadt
Course search plugin is replacement of existing course search with the more better performance & extra features.
Latest release:
33 sites
17 fans
Current versions available: 2

The plugin is integration of moodle course search with the apache solr search platform. Solr search can be used as a replacement for existing course search and boasts both extra features and better performance. Among the extra features is the ability of being flexible, case-insensitive, works with non-latin languages, fast, auto complete suggestions, filtering and can sort results by relevance(score).

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This plugin is part of set Course search tool.


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Shashikant Vaishnav (Lead maintainer)
Marina Glancy: Mentor
My mug
Michael de Raadt: Mentor
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  • Thu, Jan 8, 2015, 10:31 PM
    Thank you for the quick reply. We need this type of search engine that will look at the word with or without accents.

    For example, we have a word written: prévention
    If the user searches : prevention, it should give them : prévention.
  • Fri, Jan 9, 2015, 2:24 PM
    Yeah, Plugin supports accents search.

    It will come up with suggestion like "Did you mean prévention?". I'm coming up with few more improvements - Meanwhile I bumped the plugin version.

    Here is a screenshot I took for problem similar to you -
  • Fri, Jan 9, 2015, 9:57 PM
    So this is already in place or part of improvements?
  • Fri, Jan 9, 2015, 10:00 PM
    Hi, That's already in place smile
  • Fri, Jan 9, 2015, 10:01 PM
    Awesome thank you!
  • Fri, Jan 30, 2015, 1:02 AM
    Thank you Shashikant Vaishnav for his quick response in answering to my queries and to the extend of helping me out with the installation of the plugin. Wouldnt have installed this awesome plugin in my system without his expertise help. Super nice guy! Looking forward to more awesome updates for this plugin!
  • Tue, May 12, 2015, 4:48 AM
    Please help. i tried to put this in . i am going around in circles not sure how or what to do.
    how do you install this? i keep being brought back to plug in page. then i click install and it says invalid. tell me all to install to complete course search please is the site please help
  • Tue, May 12, 2015, 2:54 PM
    Hi Deb,

    Look into installation instruction with in readme shipped along with plugin, If you're still having issues you can either skype me or email me and I would be happy to help you out.
    my skype handle is - shashitechno
    Email -
  • Fri, Nov 6, 2015, 9:27 PM
    is it possible to index all files in course folder? (folder =
    I need to index files like pdf , doc ... and search in their content
  • Fri, Dec 4, 2015, 12:51 PM
    hey Bogdan,

    yeh you can index the couese doc and pdf files including the zip archives, for more information on searchable content look at -

    Feel free to ask me if you have any other questions.
  • Fri, Dec 4, 2015, 4:51 PM
    I understand but I do not have files in Summary files but in folder (moodle/mod/folder/view.php?id=xxxx)
  • Fri, Dec 4, 2015, 5:24 PM
    sorry, right now plugin won't index the module files. but this is in plan - so i'd suggest you keep an eye on update.
  • Fri, Dec 4, 2015, 5:30 PM
    thanx , I will
  • Thu, Sep 21, 2017, 6:45 PM
    Is it possible to search tags with this plug in ?
    Thanks you.
  • Mon, Nov 5, 2018, 9:10 AM
    The query you provided could not be parsed by the search engine: undefined field: "solr_filegroupingid" . this is the error when i an trying to search. i installed solr for global search.
    please help i am trying to figure it out for long time.
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