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Activities: MooTyper

Maintained by Picture of Jaka L. Jaka L., Picture of Luka Pralica Luka Pralica
MooTyper implements the typing instructor functionallity into Moodle.

It is an Activity module. Teacher creates the activity and prepares it (like when you create a quiz and than you setup the questions). And students can than start to type... When a student finishes the exercise his achievement is saved into a database, so the teacher can than view grades.

For any additional information please visit us on GitHub or post in MooTyper's forum topic.

I'm sorry to say this, but I'm moving away from this project. I'm working over the clock lately and I don't see things cooling down in the future, so no time will be left for MooTyper. Thank you all for your inputs, MooTyper and these 3 years were a nice experience for me.

I hope we can find someone who can continue plugin maintainance and development. That person will of course have my full support.

If anybody is interested, please contact me on github..


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  • Picture of Rob Johnson
    Wed, Aug 15, 2012, 1:39 AM
    Version 1.2 installed in Moodle 2.3 with no problems. However, the lessons listed in the drop down menu are now in Slovenian. They had been in English before.
  • Picture of AL Rachels
    Wed, Aug 15, 2012, 7:06 AM
    Jaka, I am looking forward to starting to use this next week in Moodle 2.3. Just installed 1.3 and tested it. It seems to be working fine. Just one minor item...the last two entries (defaultlayout and showkeyboard) in the en lang file, are in Slovenian.
  • Picture of Rob Johnson
    Wed, Aug 22, 2012, 7:09 AM
    Hi Jaka,

    I have upgraded to 1.4. Thank you for the fix. I noticed today an error that comes up if a user clicks on "Mootypers" in the activities block. Please see below for the specifics (debugging on).

    Strict Standards: Creating default object from empty value in /srv/www/htdocs/mod/mootyper/index.php on line 61

    Coding error detected, it must be fixed by a programmer: PHP catchable fatal error

    More information about this error
    Debug info: Argument 1 passed to html_writer::table() must be an instance of html_table, instance of stdClass given, called in /srv/www/htdocs/mod/mootyper/index.php on line 85 and defined
    Error code: codingerror
    Stack trace:

    line 397 of /lib/setuplib.php: coding_exception thrown
    line 1441 of /lib/outputcomponents.php: call to default_error_handler()
    line 85 of /mod/mootyper/index.php: call to html_writer::table()
  • Picture of Rob Johnson
    Wed, Aug 22, 2012, 7:11 AM
    Also, it would be helpful if you started a discussion thread for Mootyper in the contributed modules forum. That way we can get new posts regarding Mootyper by email. Thank you again for this great module. smile
  • Picture of Jaka L.
    Wed, Aug 22, 2012, 10:17 PM
    1. Please note that I never implemented the upgrade for now the best way would be to remove the plugin and install it again (unfortunetly this way you lose all your data - MooTyper instances, grades, etc). I'm was planing to implement this part but I'm stuck... Moodle documentation only points me here: ... nothing to help me there

    2. About this error: I think I forgot this $table = new html_table(); line before the table setup in the index.php file. I'll add a new version soon...but not today - I was in the forest these three days cuting wood ... soooo tired... :|

    3. I opened a forum topic so from now on we'll discuss there, i guess ...

    4. I see you guys are from US so please correct me if I make / made any major grammar mistake... smile
  • Picture of Rob Johnson
    Thu, Aug 23, 2012, 4:41 AM
    Thank you again Jaka. I will keep an eye on your grammar. I have not seen anything so far. If I do, I will report it to the forum.

    Off topic - I notice you are in Slovenia. I am in the Los Angeles area. I am a big fan of the Slovenian hockey player, Anze Kopitar. It was great to see photos of him on Lake Bled with the Stanley Cup. smile
  • Picture of Jaka L.
    Thu, Aug 23, 2012, 5:54 AM
    Yep...Kopitar's the man... smile
  • Picture of Aditya Dubay
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014, 5:20 PM

    I am using Moodle 2.5.5

    I install Mootyper on my moodle after editing version.php.

    I change this in version.php:


    $module->requires = 2012062500; // Requires this Moodle version


    $module->requires = 2013051405; // Requires this Moodle version

    Mootyper installed and working fine untill I found this:

    When I clicked "To manage exercises and categories click here" there is list of lessons but there is no check box displayed to select them sad
    I am not a PHP hardcoder so please help me in this issue...

  • Picture of Zorba Rose
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014, 8:39 AM
    Hello. This is an excellent plug-in and it works smoothly, until 20 students, and then run into resource problems with the server. Do you have any suggestions on server requirements or server optimizations for using mootyper with larger classes. I would like to scale this up to about 100 students total.
  • Picture of Jaka L.
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014, 6:45 PM
  • Picture of Roger Meix
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 6:17 PM
    Can you help us to translate and program your plugin to catalan and spanish language?
  • Picture of Roger Meix
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 6:18 PM
    The main problem is alphabet: ñ ç etc...
  • Picture of Roger Meix
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 6:18 PM
    Thank you in advance
  • Picture of Jaka L.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 5:38 AM
    Can you check your PMs ?
  • Picture of italo enio
    Sat, Dec 6, 2014, 6:28 AM
    It is fantastic this module ... very good! Thanks or service, job! is perfect!
    I'm using Moodle 2.8 and it works, but I'm having trouble putting the letter ç
    Please, I would love to have the keyboard in Portuguese, because it could be used in Portugal and in Brazil.
    You would enter this keyboard? I ask this because I could not in any way put to work the character ç
    Here in Brazil we have the letter ç on the keyboard
    Look this image:
    Thank you for your help
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