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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  • Picture of J Stringer
    Wed, 19 Aug 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, 19 Aug 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, 12 Sep 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, 7 Jan 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, 15 Jan 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, 22 Jan 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, 28 Jan 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.

  • 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.
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