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Activities: Media collection

mod_mediagallery
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).

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This plugin is part of set Media gallery.

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Picture of Adam Olley
Adam Olley (Lead maintainer)
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Damien Bezborodov
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  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Thu, May 22, 2014, 9:46 AM
    Hi gk. I hope to have a 2.6 and 2.7 compatible version(s) available soon.
  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Tue, Jun 3, 2014, 1:33 PM
    I've done some testing on 2.6 and run into no obvious issues. As such I'm setting the latest builds of the plugins to work for 2.5 and 2.6.

    They work on 2.7, but I won't flag them as ready for 2.7 as they need the add_to_log calls ported to the new logging system.
  • Picture of Sarah Jane
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014, 7:29 PM
    can you tell me if this plugin would be able to be used as a vision board for the students?

    I would like the student to privately add images and for the teacher to be able to see and comment on.

    Do you think this will fit ?

    Sarah x
  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Mon, Jul 28, 2014, 9:52 AM
    Hi Sarah,

    Students would be able to create galleries to post pictures up to and could set the visibility setting for "Visible to others" to some date way off into the future.

    But that'd rely on each student setting that when they create their gallery in your collection.

    So they can have image boards - just having them "private" isn't straightforward right now.
  • Picture of Richard Chui
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014, 3:41 PM
    Hi Adam,

    First of all, thank you for developing this plugin.

    I have installed the plugin for my Moodle 2.6 installation. When accessing the Media Collection plugin, I will always see the following 2 errors.

    Notice: Use of undefined constant FILE_INTERNAL - assumed 'FILE_INTERNAL' in /opt/lampp/htdocs/moodle260-test/mod/mediagallery/locallib.php on line 51
    Notice: Use of undefined constant FILE_REFERENCE - assumed 'FILE_REFERENCE' in /opt/lampp/htdocs/moodle260-test/mod/mediagallery/locallib.php on line 51

    Checking locallib.php, I really do not see those constants defined anywhere.

    Then I uploaded a flv file to a gallery. But when viewing the item, I only see the file name and not the actual video. There seems to be some issues in displaying the video player.

    Your help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Richard
  • Picture of Richard Chui
    Sun, Aug 24, 2014, 3:52 PM
    Any update on the above? Much appreciated.
  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Mon, Aug 25, 2014, 8:00 AM
    Hi Richard,

    I've uploaded an update. It fixes the bug you described and also adds the ability to select files from within your collections/galleries from within the file picker.
  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Mon, Aug 25, 2014, 8:00 AM
    Hi Richard,

    I've uploaded an update. It fixes the bug you described and also adds the ability to select files from within your collections/galleries from within the file picker.
  • Picture of Richard Chui
    Mon, Aug 25, 2014, 1:13 PM
    Dear Adam,

    Thanks for that. I have just downloaded the latest version and installed on my Moodle 2.6.4. When I tried to add the activity to my course, I got the following error
    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_OBJECT_OPERATOR, expecting ')' in /opt/lampp/htdocs/moodle264/mod/mediagallery/classes/item.php on line 496

    Richard
  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Mon, Aug 25, 2014, 1:29 PM
    Richard:

    I've pushed up a small hotfix for that to both github and here. Looks like it's some php syntax I used that isn't compatible with earlier version of php than what I was using when I wrote it. Let me know if it doesn't work for you.
  • Picture of Richard Chui
    Mon, Aug 25, 2014, 2:14 PM
    Works like a charm. Thank you so much!
  • Picture of Chen ZhongWei
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 3:31 PM
    Thanks Adam. A nice plugin for multimedia assignments. Is it possible to rate or assess the image/video ?
  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014, 7:53 AM
    Hi Chen,

    Unfortunately it doesn't have ratings for individual items right now. Its definitely something that might be added in future though.
  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014, 11:44 AM
    Features coming soon in v2.7.1.0:

    * Change 'gallery type' to 'gallery focus'. Rather than forcing a gallery to only display one content type in the main and lightbox areas with all other content as supporting files, gallery focus lets you set a default focus for the gallery, and then the user viewing is able to toggle between audio/image/video being the focus.

    * Tags: You'll be able to add tags to collections, galleries and items.

    * Collection types: a collection activity will be able to be set to 1 of 4 types.
    ** Instructor collection - only instructors can create galleries/items.
    ** Contributed collection - all users can create galleries/items - but this collection can't be used with the assign submission plugin.
    ** Assignment collection - users can only see their own galleries - and can be used for an assign submission.
    ** Peer reviewed collection - users can see each others galleries - and can be used for an assign submission.

    * Gallery modes. Two modes you can pick from when making a gallery.
    ** Standard - the same as now.
    ** YouTube - only accepts youtube videos as items.
  • Picture of Maya Nguyen
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014, 10:44 PM
    One of my teachers is having issues setting the number of columns and rows in his image galleries. He determines what he wants in the media collection parameters but those don't seem to carry over to his image galleries which automatically display 6 columns with 6 items per row. Any way to modify this?
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