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Blocks: Rate a course

Maintained by Picture of Cuong Chung Cuong Chung, Picture of Jenny Gray Jenny Gray, Picture of Anthony Forth Anthony Forth
This block provides an Amazon-style 5 star rating system for courses. Users each give a rating and the total is displayed in the block.

This block provides an Amazon-style 5 star rating system for courses. Users each give a rating and the total is displayed in the block.  Optionally administrators can connect to Questionnaire module instances on the same course from the block, to add a "Review" survey.


This plugin is part of set Open University.


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Picture of Cuong Chung
Cuong Chung (Lead maintainer)
Picture of Jenny Gray
Jenny Gray: Previous lead maintainer
Picture of Anthony Forth
Anthony Forth: Developer
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  • Picture of Jenny Gray
    Tue, Jan 7, 2014, 5:14 PM
    Hi Pedro, please see the advanced options section of the documentation - you will need to be a programmer to do this as you'll be altering areas of Moodle not within the plug-in's control.
  • Picture of Ajeet Kumar
    Tue, Feb 11, 2014, 1:22 PM
    I want to add extera field 'Comment'. For this I added new field comment in mdl_block_rate_course table which have degault value '0'. also i have written the following code on rate.php page
    echo '';
    and on update.php i have added
    $comment = required_param('comment',PARAM_ALPHA);
    on the top and
    $completion->comment = $comment;
    just above where data is inserting.

    But after submitting, the comment value is not reflecting . It is showing '0' as i have defiled.

    Kindly let me knwo what i am doing wrong.

  • Picture of Atul Kachhadiya
    Tue, Mar 4, 2014, 12:31 PM
    How to Each session will be linked to general rating system and also Each session will be linked to a (general comments)Memo field for feedback.
  • Picture of Mukarram Syed
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014, 3:05 PM
    Is there a moodle 2.7 version?
  • Picture of Phillip McAbee
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014, 3:21 AM
    Hey Jenny,

    Is there a way to embed the course rating block inside a course description?
  • Picture of Federica Marra
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015, 9:25 PM
    Hello, is this plugin working with Moodle versions 2.7 and/or 2.8?
  • Picture of Anthony Forth
    Fri, Feb 13, 2015, 10:27 PM
    Hi Frederica
    I've uploaded our 2.7 version. We have not yet checked it against 2.8, but should get to it in the next couple of weeks.
  • Picture of Tonatiuh Flores Castelán
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015, 1:53 PM

    is this plugin working with Moodle version 2.8?

    And how do I add the star block to course?

  • Picture of Federica Marra
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015, 10:38 PM
    Hi Anthony! Thanks for the comment! I'm waiting for this new release! ;)
  • Picture of Phillip Harrington
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015, 11:47 PM
    Any update on a 2.8 version? Thanks!
  • Picture of Patrick Kruckenfellner
    Mon, Nov 16, 2015, 8:00 PM
    Has anyone gotten this to work with Moodle 2.9? Thanks!
  • Picture of Brandon Jimenez
    Wed, Feb 3, 2016, 9:12 PM
    Hi, I'm currently running a Moodle 2.9.3+ site and planning to update it to Moodle 3 or 3.1 (sometime in the future), and i would love to have your plugin installed. I do, however, have a question: have you tested in a Moodle 3+ environment? When would you have it certified?

  • Picture of Jean-Christophe TRANSLER
    Wed, Feb 17, 2016, 9:07 PM
    I tried your plugin ine Moddle 3.0.2 and it installs just fine wut when I try to giv a rank to a course I get the following message :
    "Coding error detected, it must be fixed by a programmer: build_navigation() can not be used any more, please use $PAGE->navbar methods instead."
  • Picture of Guido Calcina
    Sat, May 7, 2016, 1:53 AM

    when version 2.9 will be released couple + ? ... Greetings or I can join to help in development? ; )
  • Picture of Corey Zinn
    Wed, Aug 31, 2016, 11:05 PM
    Any news on an update for this plugin? This plugin is exactly what we want, but due to the build_navigation() issue mentioned above, it does not work in Moodle 3.1.

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