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Activities: OpenDesktop

Maintained by it's me David Bogner
This combines Ulteo Open Virtual Desktop with BigBlueButton and is perfect for live online cooperation in real time.
Moodle 2.4, 2.5

To use this module:

1) Install OpenDesktop module

2) Setup Ulteo Open Virtual Desktop Server (local users) 2.5 (Only 2.5 does work with this module!)

3) Setup a BigBlueButton Server (on a separate machine)

3) In the same course:

  • Add an "OpenDesktop" activity
  • Add a "BigBlueButton" activity



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it's me
David Bogner (Lead maintainer)
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  • MD shot of me from his iphone4
    Fri, Jul 26, 2013, 4:57 PM
    Hi David and thanks for this!
  • Picture of Luka Torby
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014, 6:25 PM
    Hi, do you know if is it ok for moodle 2.7 ?
  • it's me
    Thu, Jun 26, 2014, 5:11 AM

    I think it should work. Just try it. Did you use it on previous installations?

  • Picture of Chris Mat
    Thu, Nov 19, 2015, 7:21 PM
    Hi David,

    Thanks for this great contribution!
    Do you have any plans to update it to Moodle 2.8?

  • it's me
    Fri, Nov 20, 2015, 12:03 AM
    Hi Chris,

    this plugin was intended to provide an easy way to let teachers and students work simultaneously in the same destop by just clicking on the Moodle activity. But OpenVirtualDesktop removed the desktop-sharing feature in recent versions. So the intent of my plugin to provide fast and easy access to a co-working desktop environment was not achievable any more.
    I thought, that maybe with installing some desktop-sharing software on the OVD clients I could create a workaround. But I did not go further due to lack of time. If you have an idea how to get desktop-sharing back in OVD, I would update the plugin immediately. Also an integration with BBB would be a great thing wink.

    Kind regards,

  • it's me
    Fri, Nov 20, 2015, 12:11 AM
    Hi Mat,

    I just read this: and it seems the desktop sharing might be back, but I am not sure what exactly this feature description means
    "Linux server shared desktop"

    Do you have any information about that feature? It is a long time, that I did not look at the OVD features, so maybe I should give it another try.

    Kind regards,
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