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Activities: OpenMeetings

Maintained by mee Sebastian Wagner, Picture of Michael Wuttke Michael Wuttke
OpenMeetings is a free browser-based software that allows you to set up instantly a conference in the Web. You can use your microphone and/or webcam, share documents on a white board, discuss in a chat, share your screen or record meetings. It is available as hosted service or you download and install a package on your own server.
Moodle 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

With this integration and the current OpenMeetings version 3.+ you can create different types of rooms and separated users in OpenMeetings with the access-level "SOAP-Only". The "SOAP-Only" user can do exactly what is needed to run the integration but nothing more. This does result in no need for any OpenMeetings Admin-User in the Moodle Module config! So you can better protect your OpenMeetings server from non-authorized access via the SOAP Gateway and no need to share confidential account data. "SOAP-Only" users can not login to OpenMeetings administration or manipulate user accounts via SOAP. OpenMeetings also supports access via https and ldap-/Active Directory-Integration.

The latest OpenMeetings Moodle Module is for Moodle 3.0 and is compatible only with OpenMeetings 3.1.x. It is recommended to update to the latest version of OpenMeetings.

Sample Video showing the installation of the Moodle Module and integration with new access level:

The features of the OpenMeetings Moodle Plugin:
- Openmeetings rooms can be displayed inside a Moodle course in a frame, in a new window or can occucy the entire window
- Secure "SOAP-Only" user access level (see documentation on top)
- 3 Moderation Types for Conference Rooms (Moodle admins, teachers and course creators are automatically a moderator):
Moderation Type A) Participants need to wait till the teacher enters the room
Moderation Type B) Participants can already start (first User in room becomes moderator)
Moderation Type C) Every participant is automatically moderator when he/she enters the room
- 3 Room Types (Conference, Interview & Webinar)
- New Flag "Allow Recording": You can set in the room configuration now a flag that controls if the recording button is available or not
- Moodle Module languages: German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Brazilian (OpenMeetings itself has around 30 languages)
- Clear and restructure conference creation form for Moodle moderators

Tutorials for installing OpenMeetings you can find here:

Development of OpenMeetings: Apache Build Server & JIRA Issue Navigator:

OpenMeetings Mailinglists:

Commercial Support for OpenMeetings:


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  • Picture of Jochen Kinsinger
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015, 9:48 PM
    Hello Michael,
    sorry my mistake. The user in the plugin had no rights to create rooms.
    So relax and have a nice day smile

  • Picture of Nur Institute
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015, 1:13 AM
    thanks for your good efforts for making openmeetings plugin for moodle , I have latest version of plugin ,latest version of moodle and latest version of openmeetings , I can access openmeeting server using soap user without problem but when I want to creat activity using moodle I keep getting this error Request OpenMeetings! OpenMeetings Service failed and no response was returned. Im looking forward for your help
  • Picture of Michael Wuttke
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015, 10:43 PM

    what happens if you check the following URL: https://yourserver:port/contaxt/services/UserService?wsdl
    Is this URL accessible via the browser?

    Which port you have configured on the openmeetings server and in the settings of the openmeetings plugin in moodle, port 5080 (the standard port of om)? And what about the firewall? Is the port 5080 open?

    Thanks & Greetings,
  • Picture of Nur Institute
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015, 4:41 PM
    Hi Michael

    thanks for answering me , I tried the link what you send and it doesn't work , port is open , I use iptables and port 5080 is configured there also I opened other ports which openmeetings is using . I have moodle and open meetings installed on the same server , open meeting alone I can access it without problem on my ip followed by port number 5080
  • Picture of Nur Institute
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015, 4:42 PM
    if I use http instead of https I get this answer

    HTTP Status 404 - /contaxt/services/UserService

    type Status report

    message /contaxt/services/UserService

    description The requested resource is not available.

    Apache Tomcat/7.0.57
  • Picture of Nur Institute
    Sat, Feb 28, 2015, 2:55 AM
    Thanks Michael for taking time to answer me , I dont understand first you mentioned I installed open meetings following instruction from this page

    and its working on port 5080 , I configured my plugin from graphical interface as you have in this video but this what you mentioned now I dont know where to add
  • Picture of Jochen Kinsinger
    Tue, Dec 15, 2015, 10:07 PM
    Hi Michael, its me again smile
    I think i find a bug..maybe...

    We are using moodle 2.7 an OM 3.07 on ubuntu Server 14.04 (incl. latest patchlevel)

    Om and Moodle are working fine ..but we can reproduce the following error:

    in course create an activity OM and change display to new browser window --> got timeout from server.
    Apache Logfile says: "Segmentation fault (11), possible coredump in /etc/apache2"

    If we delete this activity, we are able to use your plugin in all variants.
    If we don't delete this "new windows OM activity" we cannot create new activities with the plugin.

    If we never use the "new window" function, we have no problems.

    Any ideas???

  • Picture of Michael Wuttke
    Wed, Dec 16, 2015, 7:21 PM
    Hello Jochen,

    sorry, but I can't reproduce the error you described. I tested the latest moodle om plugin now with moodle 2.8, 2.9 & 3.0 and the openmeetings version 3.0.7.
    I testet the plugin with all three room types (conference, webinar & interview) together with the "new window" function. I had no problems or error messages using the om rooms.

    I will try it with moodle 2.7 later, ok?

    Thanks & Greetings,
  • Picture of Jochen Kinsinger
    Wed, Dec 16, 2015, 7:51 PM
    Hallo Michael,
    no problem wink
  • Picture of Michael Wuttke
    Fri, Dec 18, 2015, 5:49 AM
    Hello Jochen,

    also with moodle 2.7 & om 3.07 the om moodle plugin works as expected. Sorry but I dont have an idea what could be wrong.

    Thanks & Greetings,
  • Picture of Jochen Kinsinger
    Mon, Dec 28, 2015, 6:07 PM
    Hi Michael, thanks for testing.
    With a new MoodleDB i have no problems at all.
    I did enable debugging in Moodle an get the following error when i use the "newwindow" option.

    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 32 bytes) in /var/www/html/cache/classes/loaders.php on line 544.

    Any idea??


  • Picture of mojtaba shahkolahi
    Mon, Jan 4, 2016, 4:42 PM
    This is a great plugin but has a problem. the problem is I cannot manage the recorded files. so when the recorded files are increase it is very difficult to find and assign a recorded to file to activity.
  • Picture of Jochen Kinsinger
    Mon, Jan 4, 2016, 9:44 PM
    Hi Michael,
    Happy new Year.

    I find another Problem.
    The plugin generate a "new windows" and "full window" as an iframe.
    In both case if in the mms.cfg from adobe flash plugin the variable thirdpartystorage=0 (in case of IT-Security), the flash-plugin cannot access the AV-Hardware. Is it possible to get the "new window" function with
    a new browser window an the url in Browser of the OM-Server?
    I hope you understand what i mean.
    Otherwise you can contact me by jochen[punkt]kinsinger[klammeraffe]

  • Picture of Michael Wuttke
    Sat, Jan 9, 2016, 1:03 AM
    Hello mojtaba,

    I opend an issue on github for that:

    Thanks & Greetings,
  • Picture of Michael Wuttke
    Sat, Jan 9, 2016, 1:06 AM
    Hello Jochen,

    sorrry for answering so late. ;-(

    could you please file your issues on github, where the developer of the plugin can read it:

    Geetings & Thanks,
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