Activities: Media collection

Maintained by Picture of Adam Olley Adam Olley
This plugin allows instructors/teachers to create a space for students to submit "galleries". These galleries can be based on images, audio or video.
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Media collection is an activity that enables users to create galleries (of image/audio/video). The galleries themselves have many display options the user can choose such as displaying in a grid or carousel, and defining the number of items to show per row/column and such.

Each item can have metadata supplied (title, publisher, medium, production date, etc).

When viewing a gallery, selecting an item brings up a lightbox interface that allows the user to view a larger version of the item along with the metadata. Social options are also visible in the lightbox interface (liking & commenting).


This plugin is part of set Media gallery.


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  • Iceland
    Tue, 3 May 2016, 11:02 AM
    This is a great plugin. Two questions:
    Is it possible to provide support for vimeo hosted media?
    Is it possible to auto-create a thumbnail from the video? I read somewhere that the plug-in does this, but have never been able to get it to do this
  • Picture of Hoai Linh Nguyen
    Wed, 8 Jun 2016, 11:57 AM
    I am using moodle 3.0.4, after install successfully, I can not create new Media Collection. It still shows the create page, but when I save, it returns to http://localhost:8081/moodle/course/modedit.php and show the empty page, none was create. I tried restart all server (I use WAMP in Window 10). Is there anything I miss?
  • Love Skating!
    Mon, 13 Jun 2016, 9:18 PM
    Hi, we have just added Media collection to Moodle 2.9, when we try to add a Media collection resource to the course it displays the following error 'The website cannot display the page, most likely causes: The website is under maintenance or The website has a programming error' the page address is similar to Hoai Linh Nguyen .../course/modedit.php please advise, thank you Belinda
  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Wed, 15 Jun 2016, 8:32 AM
    Hi all,

    I've just released a new version for 2.9/3.0 which resolves the problem you're facing. Upgrade the mod_mediagallery plugin to that in your instance and you'll be able to add new collections again.
  • Love Skating!
    Wed, 15 Jun 2016, 5:25 PM
    Thank you Adam, all working smile I am embedding a media collection into a label and would like to include a learner's gallery, but it is not showing in the list, do I have to change any of the settings? Also, I would like to create a gallery that learners can submit to and not create their own galleries, is this possible? Thank you for your support smile
  • Picture of Francis Feytout
    Thu, 16 Jun 2016, 5:06 PM
    Hi, is it possible to have an option to disable/enable download ? Thanks
  • Picture of Charlotte Nicolas
    Fri, 17 Jun 2016, 4:35 PM

    I'm using 2.9 plugin version.
    I have a question about "other files".
    If I insert an Album in media collection with only "other files" (wmv, pdf, ppt...), when user view the gallery it's empty.
    There are buttons right and left but there is nothing in the main part of Album.
    Album is not accessible.
    It's very stange, users don't understand what happens.
    Do tou think it's possible to change this behaviour ?
    For example, the gallery in this case could not be displayed or display with a text "no media available in this album".


  • Picture of Profesor Moodle
    Fri, 23 Dec 2016, 6:44 AM
    Good afternoon, which are the versions or configurations to be able to enable the option that can be commented.
  • Émerger ou submerger ? Telle est la question !
    Sun, 19 Feb 2017, 10:20 PM
    This plugin is really great. It's what we need. But..

    Please consider the "But" as constructive !

    Plse note that I am not a developer, but only a site admin.

    The "But" is mainly about ergonomy (user interface) :

    loading a 70MB zip of HD pictures... white page.
    the css deviates from the theme (inheritance), imposes additional work to adapt to the official design
    french translation...
    the filters are nice, but the toggle buttons don't work
    would love to be able to add a link when clicking on a picture

    Easy to criticize ! I offer my time for sharing my admin experience, testing and translating into French.

    From my point of view, this is a "must" plug-in.

    I realize the huge work behind it, and I thank your for that.

    There are room for improvements, I'm willing to help.

  • Picture of erika alarcon
    Thu, 9 Mar 2017, 4:25 AM
    Hi, What would be the description of the Single type collection?
  • Picture of erika alarcon
    Thu, 9 Mar 2017, 5:13 AM
    Hi, this is a great plugin, I have some questions:

    How does the Contributable option work when creating a gallery?

    I have a contribution collection, a student opened a "Contributable" gallery but no other student can add images to this gallery.

    How does this work?

  • Ricardo Caiado
    Tue, 14 Mar 2017, 7:43 PM
    Any upgrade to Moodle 3.2?
  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Tue, 23 May 2017, 9:54 AM
    Hi all,

    Anyone that has updated to v3.3.0.2 for M3.3 should get the latest v3.3.0.3 - the only difference is a bug fix for displaying audio/video content which was broken since M3.2.
  • Picture of Ilse Bervoets
    Wed, 8 Nov 2017, 11:53 PM
    Does anyone know how u upload images in bulk in the media gallery without having to join them in a ZIP?
  • Picture of Polaris Lee
    Mon, 8 Jan 2018, 3:40 PM
    Student can not see the picture. Can students not see photos uploaded by the administrator? I set it to be visible to everyone. The picture appears as an x-box.
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