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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.
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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Adam Olley (Lead maintainer)
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  • Daniel
    Fri, May 8, 2015, 6:37 PM
    What is "theBox" in this plugin ?
  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Tue, May 12, 2015, 12:35 PM
    Hi Daniel,

    It's a custom repository, whilst parts of the code refer to it, it shouldn't have any effect on your actual use of the plugin when you don't have it.

    If it's showing up anywhere in the interface - let me know as it shouldn't be.
  • Picture of mo ollek
    Thu, May 14, 2015, 12:32 AM
    Hi, I've tried to upgrade your plugin on moodle 2.8.2+, I am getting the following error:

    Debug info: Unknown column 'objectid' in 'mdl_mediagallery_gallery'
    ALTER TABLE mdl_mediagallery_gallery ADD mode VARCHAR(10) CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci NOT NULL DEFAULT 'standard' AFTER objectid
    Error code: ddlexecuteerror

    Any ideas how to get around this?
  • Picture of Thomas Michalak
    Fri, May 15, 2015, 12:50 AM
    same (like mo ollek) for my.
  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Fri, May 15, 2015, 8:44 AM
    Hi mo ollek, Thomas,

    I've just updated the version available which should resolve that upgrade issue. Let me know if you still have problems.
  • Picture of mo ollek
    Fri, May 15, 2015, 11:34 AM
    Adam, problem solved. Thanks.
  • Picture of Eduardo Andres Pinetti
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015, 5:25 AM

    First at all sorry If is not good posting my question here.. I am newbie.
    I use this plugin and I need create galleries including Vimeo videos instead of Youtube
    Any idea how I can do that? Thanks

  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015, 7:40 AM
    Hi Eduardo,

    Unfortunately only youtube is supported for videos not hosted within Moodle itself.

  • Picture of J Stringer
    Wed, Aug 19, 2015, 8:48 AM
    Hi Adam,

    We're loving this plugin for organizing videos. Is it possible to have multiple contributors to one gallery? We want to create a gallery in which all teachers in the course can add daily videos (for morning announcements). Is this possible? It seems to be read only for everyone except the person who creates the gallery. Even site admins can't add new content to someone else's gallery.

    thanks very much!
  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Wed, Aug 19, 2015, 8:55 AM
    Hi J Stringer,

    Glad you're enjoying it.

    With how the plugin currently works, the one work-around you could do is to use a group. If you have the activity in visible groups mode, and have the instructors/teachers in a group together, all the group member should be able to contribute to a gallery then created by one of the group members.
  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Sat, Sep 12, 2015, 11:54 PM
    Hi all,

    Some new features and changes are coming soon in a new version. I've written a brief write up on some of whats included here:
  • Picture of Virgil Ashruf
    Thu, Jan 7, 2016, 4:18 AM
    Hi Adam,

    I have added a single type to the installation of one of our clients. They want to use one gallery in a collection for all learners in a course. I have forked the repository, committed and submitted a pull request. Let's discuss about the implementation details of this single type collection.


  • Picture of Carsten Bock
    Fri, Jan 15, 2016, 11:02 PM
    Does this work in the actual 3.02 Version of Moodle or do you have yet a shedule when the ETA will be?
  • Picture of Rex Lorenzo
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016, 6:05 AM
    In the newest version I see this feature:

    “Contributable” flag for galleries. Allows other users to contribute content into your gallery."

    But it isn't available for instructors to turn on the setting. How is it available to other users?
  • Picture of David Smith
    Thu, Jan 28, 2016, 5:00 PM
    Hi, this is a great plugin, thank you.

    One question: is it possible to configure it so that students can see each other's uploaded images and can comment on them but are unable to delete the images that other people uploaded? At the moment students can delete galleries deleted by other students in the same group and I would prefer to avoid that. I think I have tried the different options but I may be being a bit slow.

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