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General plugins (Local): Vm Chat

Maintained by Picture of Jai Gupta Jai Gupta, Picture of Pinky Sharma Pinky Sharma
Footer Chat for Moodle

Footer Chat for Moodle

Note : Elegance theme is not supported.

Potential privacy issues

Plugin will modify their $CFG->additionalhtmlfooter when installed. Uses 3rd party services ( over secure (SSL) channel.


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  • Picture of adam loonat
    Wed, Feb 24, 2016, 9:04 PM
    Hi Pinky,

    Thanks for your reply,

    I have got the plug in installed however having an issue that i cant seem to get my head around,

    the chat bar is available at the bottom of my screen on my account but any other account i use the chat bar isn't there, so basically its only me that can see the chat bar, any idea's


  • Picture of Tarek Raslan
    Wed, May 25, 2016, 9:00 PM
    I am getting error local_getkey (2014081300) missing when installing the plugin, Any recommendations ?
  • Picture of Tarek Raslan
    Wed, May 25, 2016, 9:20 PM
    First of all thanyou for the efforts.

    I figured it out and installed the API Key plugin, I have roshnilite theme and the chat is not appearing even after checking auto resolve jequery option, Any recommendations
  • Picture of Pinky Sharma
    Thu, May 26, 2016, 1:23 PM
    Try to use Github version of VmChat ( . Vmchat have some issue with few themes. we will fix it in next update.
  • Picture of Tarek Raslan
    Fri, May 27, 2016, 2:04 AM
    Hi Pinky, I did what you requested but unfortunately still the footer is not appearing, Will be waiting for the fix and thanks for your support
  • Picture of Tristan Pease
    Wed, Jun 22, 2016, 8:48 PM
    This plugin looks fantastic. Great work! Is there a way to adjust it so that users may only use it to chat with specific administrative users, as a sort of 'help' feature?
  • Picture of Gilberto Reyna
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016, 3:23 AM
    I installed this plugin together with the getkey one. I dont get any error messages but the chat doesnt appear at all.
    My moodle site is 3.1+ (Build: 20160616) and using the Adaptable theme.
    Thank you in advance.
  • Picture of Pinky Sharma
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016, 7:31 PM
    @Tristan pease At present there is no any feature related to role/permission to categories specific user.
  • Picture of Pinky Sharma
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016, 7:36 PM
    @Gilberto Reyna this plugin have issue with few themes using js or jquery. We will fix it in next update. You may use Github version till then.
  • Picture of felipe chavarro
    Thu, Aug 11, 2016, 5:45 AM
    Hi, I am having issues while displaying who is online. right now my site is showing just private chat and it doesn't show the other users to chat with them. My site is
  • Picture of felipe chavarro
    Thu, Aug 11, 2016, 5:46 AM
    Hi I am having issues, while using your chat plugin since it does not show any online users and it appeared as a private chat. my site is

  • Picture of Pinky Sharma
    Fri, Sep 2, 2016, 3:17 PM
    Hello felipe,
    Please use the updated version 2.0 of vmchat.
  • Picture of virginia alonso
    Tue, Oct 4, 2016, 10:18 PM
    Hi Pinky and Jai,
    Is there a way students can look through the conversations that happened on the live chat? Where are these stored? Thanks
  • Picture of virginia alonso
    Tue, Oct 11, 2016, 12:09 AM
    Hi, if I iframe something from within the Moodle page but which doesn't normally display VM_Chat (e.g. the live chat), I actually get the VM chat bar at the bottom of my iframe - even if in the actual screen VM chat doesn't show up. Could somebody help me? Thanks!
  • Picture of Pinky Sharma
    Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 3:18 PM
    Hi virginia,
    Vmchat does not store previous conversation. Hence student can not look through the history of live chat.
    Vmchat works with iframe. Please give us more detail like theme name , Moodle version, so that I can help you.
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