Activities: Media collection

Maintained by Picture of Adam OlleyAdam 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 erika alarcon
    Thu, Mar 9, 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, Mar 14, 2017, 7:43 PM
    Any upgrade to Moodle 3.2?
  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Tue, May 23, 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, Nov 8, 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 InsightKorea JobS
    Mon, Jan 8, 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.
  • Jane Robertson
    Tue, Mar 20, 2018, 9:26 PM
    HI Adam, we are currently on Moodle 3.2, upgrading in the summer, probably to 3.5. I'd like students to be able to submit galleries of images as part of an assignment. When I test this in 3.2, the gallery does not become 'read-only' - do you know if this is because we are using 3.2 - and should this be fixed after upgrading? My work around is to amend the 'read-only from' date in the gallery. I'm also struggling to get the visibility setting that students set to work. Even when set, I can't find out why students cannot see each others' galleries. I would value your advice. Many thanks, Jane
  • Picture of Susanna Wesson
    Wed, Mar 28, 2018, 4:51 PM
    This is a very versatile plug-in, which makes it useful for all sorts of classwork. Is it possible to disable the thumbnail views when displaying an image in class? I use the first image for an inference activity, so I would prefer the class not to look for clues in the thumbnail gallery.
    Thank you.
  • Picture of Zabelle Motte
    Fri, Jun 15, 2018, 10:22 PM
    Are the Media collections supported on Moodle Mobile app ?

    THanks in advance for answer.
  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 8:04 AM
    Zabelle: not at present - sorry.
  • Picture of Alba Frias
    Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 9:29 AM
    Hello, I have a question: can I grade this activity? I can´t find the configuration to do so.
  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 9:52 AM
    Alba: there is an assign submission plugin that lets you grade galleries via the assignment activity (
  • Picture of Peter Diedrichs
    Tue, Jan 15, 2019, 6:47 PM
    Great plugin! But a core admin setting for accepted file types would be wonderful, since we (as many other users) already have a dedicated and integrated system for sound and video and don't want to confuse things.
  • Picture of Colin Wheelhouse
    Wed, Jan 30, 2019, 4:42 AM
    Hi, I love this plugin but when I create a video gallery, no thumbnail images are shown which is a bit of a visual disappointment. Is there a reason for this?
  • Picture of Peter Diedrichs
    Thu, May 16, 2019, 8:52 PM
    This works very well, but when copying a course all the students submissions follow into the new course, unlike with other moodle activities. This is a problem, any solutions?
  • Picture of Daniel Hoffmann
    Tue, Jul 9, 2019, 2:49 AM
    Hi, I really like this plugin. Does anybody know if it works with 3.7?
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