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Activities: OpenMeetings

OpenMeetings is a free browser-based software that allows you to set up instantly a conference in the Web. You can use your microphone 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.
Maintained by: mee Sebastian Wagner, Picture of Michael Wuttke Michael Wuttke
for Moodle
2.0, 2.1

With this integration and the current OpenMeetings version 3.0.0 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.

The Moodle OpenMeetings Module (version 1.7) is for Moodle 2.4.x, 2.5.x and 2.6.x and is compatible with the OpenMeetings 3.x branch. It is recommended to update to the latest version of OpenMeetings (3.0.0).

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 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:


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  • Picture of Handy Firmansyah
    Wed, Jun 5, 2013, 2:19 PM
    Hello Sebastian and everyone,

    I already instaled openmeeting in my server (windows XP), it run properly only on server but other PC's cant connect to the server. It's work only in localhost:5080/openmeetings.
    I install it with apache ant .
    How does i connect to client? Can anyone help?

    Thanks in advance
    Handy F
  • Picture of Sarah Jane
    Tue, Aug 20, 2013, 10:59 PM
    Can anyone help me please I am trying to follow the instructions to upload the openmeetings plugin. I assume this is still working, I have upladted the apache-openmeetings 2.1.1 zip and opened this in my cpanel. I have then uploaded the moodle plugin but something is wrong the plugin doesn't seem to be connecting as I get this error

    wsdl error: Getting http://localhost:5080/openmeetings/services/UserService?wsdl - HTTP ERROR: cURL ERROR: 7: couldn't connect to host
    url: http://localhost:5080/openmeetings/services/UserService?wsdl
    http_code: 0
    header_size: 0
    request_size: 0
    filetime: -1
    ssl_verify_result: 0
    redirect_count: 0
    total_time: 0.00115
    namelookup_time: 0.000993
    connect_time: 0
    pretransfer_time: 0
    size_upload: 0
    size_download: 0
    speed_download: 0
    speed_upload: 0
    download_content_length: -1
    upload_content_length: -1
    starttransfer_time: 0
    redirect_time: 0
    certinfo: Array

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    I assume I have done something wrong - anyy advice would be very great fully received.

    many thanks sarah x
  • Picture of ashwini kumar
    Mon, Dec 23, 2013, 2:30 PM
    i installed plugin openmeeting. when i add an activity of openmeeting it showing me error which i attached a link of error picture i didnt get any help. so
  • Picture of Darin Swayne
    Thu, Jan 23, 2014, 4:52 AM
    I am having 2 problems and I cannot find the solution in the forums.

    I have moodle 2.61+ installed on a godaddy sever. It allegedly is running PHP 5.4. I added the openmeetings mod and it says that it is installed but I am getting the following error when I go to a course to add it as an activity:

    My NOTICE [1024] The module openmeetings does not define the standard capability mod/openmeetings:addinstance◦line 2237 of /course/lib.php: call to debugging()
    ◦line 1275 of /course/lib.php: call to course_allowed_module()
    ◦line 439 of /course/renderer.php: call to get_module_metadata()
    ◦line 729 of /course/format/renderer.php: call to core_course_renderer->course_section_add_cm_control()
    ◦line 49 of /course/format/weeks/format.php: call to format_section_renderer_base->print_multiple_section_page()
    ◦line 288 of /course/view.php: call to require()

    I am sure that it is something simple but I can't figure it out.

    The second problem is probably related. When I am in edit mode and I select something from a drop-down menu nothing happens. For example, if I choose "file" from the "add resource" drop-down nothing happens. I am using Internet Explorer 11 and I do not have the same problem when using Moodle 1.9. I have no idea even where to begin in that problem.

    Can you please point me in the right direction.
  • Picture of Michael Wuttke
    Fri, Jan 24, 2014, 7:27 PM
    Hello Darin,

    I am using moodle2.6.1+ with php 5.3 and openmeetings 2.2.0. Sorry, but in the debugging modus of moodle I can't reproduce the error you recieved.

    I nknow there are some issues with IE 11 under moodle 2.x. Have you tried an other browser like Firefox?

  • Picture of Paul Nijbakker
    Sat, Jan 25, 2014, 6:47 PM
    We are using the plugin version 2013121701 in our Moodle 2.5.4 installation, but it appears to interfere with uploaded files in courses where an OpenMeetings classroom has been added, e.g. MS Office files will not open properly (the message is that the file is corrupt in some way), but when the Open Meetings classroom is removed the files open normally.
  • Picture of Jochen Kinsinger
    Thu, Feb 20, 2014, 8:55 PM
    We have the same problem as Paul. With the newest version of this plugin same problems. Genrating an activity for OM works fine and the classroom is accessible.
    all office documents which we will download are corrupt.
    After deleting the VC instance in course all office documents to download are o.k.
    This behaviour affects grafics also. PDF are not affected.
  • Picture of Jochen Kinsinger
    Fri, Feb 21, 2014, 4:02 PM
    Problen with corrupted files solved by reading this bugtracker
  • Picture of Michael Wuttke
    Fri, Feb 21, 2014, 6:17 PM
    Hello Paul,

    in the latest version (2014022101) of the om moodle plugin the issue is fixed.

    @Jochen: Thank you for your help and advice. wink

  • Picture of Lili Garsán
    Wed, Mar 5, 2014, 9:20 PM
    I have a question, sorry if it is something obvious,
    I can install this plugins in any server... I mean, it is not necessary to host Moodle in a dedicated server, because my Moodle server don't accept streaming
  • Picture of Lili Garsán
    Wed, Mar 5, 2014, 9:20 PM
    I have a question, sorry if it is something obvious,
    I can install this plugins in any server... I mean, it is not necessary to host Moodle in a dedicated server, because my Moodle server don't accept streaming
  • Picture of Michael Wuttke
    Thu, Mar 6, 2014, 12:22 AM
    Hello Lili,

    sorry, but I don't understand your question very well. At first you have to install moodle and you have to install openmeetings (om). If you want to use openmeetings from inside the moodle application you can install the om moodle plugin and than you have to configure the plugin/connection between moodle & om. At the following side it is described how to do that:

    For testing purpose I think you can use the same machine. But for a production environment, you should use two different server. Normaly (with the standard config of om) from the moodle site you need to connect to the om server on port 5080. The om server it self needs the ports 5080 & 1935. See also this page:

    I hope I could help you,
  • Picture of Lili Garsán
    Thu, Mar 6, 2014, 5:46 AM
    Thanks Michael
    The problem is my English,and that I don’t understand very well what OM is
    Al that I understood is that shared server doesn't suport streaming.

    even so, Is it possible for an installed moodle on this kind of server to run this plugins?
    What is the mean of
    you need to connect to the om server on port 5080

    Does The plugins connect to another server?-

    Thanks again
  • Picture of Michael Wuttke
    Fri, Mar 7, 2014, 3:23 AM
    Hello Lili,

    yes with this plugin you can connect your (shared) moodle server to an openmeetings server somewhere else. The requirement for that is, that you can connect moodle - for instance - via the default port 5080 of an openmeetings installation.

    Here is a link to a manual for the openmeetings installation (version 1.9.1):
    A little bit old but maybe this will help you a little bit. wink

  • Picture of Lili Garsán
    Fri, Mar 7, 2014, 5:14 PM
    Hello Michael
    I just want to thank you for your help and information...
    I start reading this information and then I going to try the installation.
    Thanks again
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