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Blocks: Faces

Faces is a simple block that allows you to print or view a collection of user profile pictures for your moodle course. Its very useful for those of us who need to put a name to a face. Faces can be viewed/printed for the entire class or by group.
Maintained by: Picture of Kyle Goslin Kyle Goslin, Daniel McSweeney Daniel Mc Sweeney
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2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

It can be difficult to put a name to so many faces! Faces is a simple Moodle block that allows teachers to print out a collection of names and profile photos of those students who attend their classes. 


Faces can print a collection of profile photos in grid format for the entire class or by group. It can be useful for use in the classroom or meetings when its useful to 'put a name to a face'

Its a quick and easy block to use and install. All feedback welcome

Development of this block is currently ongoing, so please feel free to make any suggestions.




Daniel McSweeney
Daniel Mc Sweeney
Picture of Kyle Goslin
Kyle Goslin (Lead maintainer)
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  • MD shot of me from his iphone4
    Mon, Jun 17, 2013, 2:44 PM
    Thanks for sharing this, i'm sure it will be useful to many.

    This installs fine for me.

    Could you consider adding some urls here such as:
    - code repository url (eg:github)
    - bug tracker url
    - any documentation link (if any)

    Also consider using the rename README option in your next upload smile

    Btw,is the only difference between this block's page and the course participants page that there is a print ready format?

    I also thought these might be relevant here :
  • Daniel McSweeney
    Fri, Jun 21, 2013, 2:38 AM
    Thanks Aparup. Those are added now. Yes the main difference between this block and participants is the generation of printer friendly collections of user profile pictures. Any recommended enhancements welcomed!
  • Picture of Kees Koopman
    Fri, Jul 19, 2013, 7:37 PM
    Hi Daniel en Kyle,

    Thanks for this great plugin.
    I have two questions.
    1] I do NOT want that my students can see this faces-overview. I do not know how I can realize that.
    2] I have groups of 32 students and I want them on ONE page smile.

    Thanks a lot!
  • Picture of Kyle Goslin
    Fri, Jul 19, 2013, 8:38 PM
    Hello Kees,

    Thank you for your comments!

    I have updated the Wiki for this block, on how to hide the block from students:

    As for putting even more students onto a page, this will be future progress!

    Thank you again for your feedback, much appreciated
    - Kyle.
  • Picture of Kees Koopman
    Fri, Jul 19, 2013, 11:03 PM
    Great, thanks! That works for my course.

    Question: how can I disable the viewcapabilities not only within a course but over THE ENTIRE SITE with one setting?

    Thanks a lot!

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