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mod_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, share your screen or record meetings. It is available as hosted service or you download and install a package on your server with no limitations in usage or users.
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Moodle 2.7, 2.8

With this integration and the current OpenMeetings version 3.0.+ 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 2.7.x/2.8.x and is compatible with the OpenMeetings 3.0.x branch. 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 Moodle Plugin:
- Openmeetings rooms can be displayed insite 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
- Fix Icon in Moodle Course overview and edit page
- Fix Issue when deleting a conference room from a course (all conference rooms where deleted from all courses)
- Add/Fix Moodle Module languages: German, French, Spanish (OpenMeetings itself has around 30 languages)
- Clear and restructure conference creation form for Moodle moderators

More information is available from our project website: http://code.google.com/a/apache-extras.org/p/openmeetings-moodle-plugin/

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  • Picture of Michael Wuttke
    Sat, May 17, 2014, 1:04 AM
    Hello Augustin,

    sorry, but I was unable to reproduce it. I tested the openmeetings moodle plugin with version 1.7.1, moodle 2.7 and openmeetings 3.0.1.
    This openmeetings moodle plugin doesn't work with openmeetings 2.x!
    I will test the openmeetings plugin version 1.6 with moodle version 2.7 and openmeetings version 2.x within the next few days, ok?
    What version of openmeetings do you use?

    Greetings,
    Michael
  • Picture of Michael Wuttke
    Wed, May 21, 2014, 8:36 PM
    Hello Augustin,

    I tested the latest openmeetings moodle plugin version 1.6 with moodle version 2.7 and openmeetings version 2.2.0 and it worked as expected.

    But in the debugging mode I've got the following error message because of the changes in the events Api in moodle 2.7:

    add_to_log() has been deprecated, please rewrite your code to the new events API

    line 48 of /lib/deprecatedlib.php: call to debugging()
    line 63 of /mod/openmeetings/view.php: call to add_to_log()

    Greetings,
    Michael
  • Picture of Daniel Rodriguez
    Mon, Nov 17, 2014, 10:51 PM
    Hi Fellows,

    I installed this plugin but always get the message "Request OpenMeetings! OpenMeetings Service failed and no response was returned."

    I'm using Moodle 2.6 with the Plugin Version 2014062601 (1.7) and Open Meetings 3.0.2.

    The plugin is perfectly configured.

    As per the video above, I'm using a OM user just for SOAP connections. I also tried with the OM main Administrator user and didn't work.

    Moodle and Openmeetings are working fine themselves but not the connection between them using this plugin.

    What could I do to solve this?

    Thanks in advance for your very appreciated support on this matter.

    DanielR

  • Picture of Daniel Rodriguez
    Mon, Nov 17, 2014, 11:30 PM
    Regarding my previous comment above. It is already fixed.

    The problem was caused by the moodle server which had the 5080 port closed in its firewall. Once open, the connection was done fine.

    Thanks ...

    DanielR
  • Picture of Jochen Kinsinger
    Thu, Feb 5, 2015, 7:50 PM
    Hello Michael
    is it possible to get a further option to open the room.
    (iframe, wholewindow, _blank)
    For diffrent reasons this third option will be important for us.

    Thanks in advance
    JK
  • Picture of Michael Wuttke
    Sat, Feb 7, 2015, 7:25 PM
    Hello Jochen,

    please try the latest version (1.7.4) of this plugin.

    Thanks & Greetings,
    Michael
  • Picture of Jochen Kinsinger
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015, 4:27 PM
    Hi Michael,
    i have tried 1.7.4. Creating a new course room, saving an then enter the room generates a OM Error message: "Invalid hash". This affects all three possibilities to open the room.
    Gruß
    JK
  • Picture of Michael Wuttke
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015, 9:09 PM
    Hello Jochen,

    sorry, but I can't reproduce the error you received. I tested the latest moodle om plugin - version 1.7.4 - which works with the moodle version 2.7.x & moodle 2.8.x and the openmeetings version 3.0.x.

    Which versions of moodle and openmeetings do you use?

    Thanks & Greetings,
    Michael
  • 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

    Greetings
    JK
  • 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
    Hello,

    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,
    Michael
  • 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 Michael Wuttke
    Sat, Feb 28, 2015, 1:17 AM
    Hello,

    how do you configured the openmeetings plugin and your openmeetings server? On wich port is the om server running? On Port 443, 80 or 5080?

    I configured the om server for using https, like this:

    Here is my configuration of the openmeetings plugin:
    openmeetings_red5host: hostname
    openmeetings_red5port: 80
    openmeetings_protocol: https

    Here is my configuration of the apache sites: ServerAdmin myemailadress
    ServerName hostname
    ProxyPreserveHost On
    RewriteEngine on
    # Redirect http traffic to https
    RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ https://hostname/$1 [L,R] ServerAdmin myemailadress:
    ServerName hostname
    AddDefaultCharset UTF8
    SSLEngine on
    SSLProtocol all -SSLv2 -SSLv3
    SSLHonorCipherOrder On
    SSLProxyEngine On
    RequestHeader set Front-End-Https "On"
    ProxyPreserveHost On
    RewriteEngine on
    CacheDisable *
    # Reverse proxy all requests
    RewriteRule ^/(.*) http://hostname:5080/$1 [P]
    And in the /etc/hosts you can find:
    IP-address of the server and the hostname

    Thanks & Greetings,
    Michael
  • 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
    http://www.2daygeek.com/apache-openmeetings-3-0-installation-and-configuration-in-centos-6-5/

    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
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