Activities: Student folder

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With the module student folder (mod/publication) students can upload documents which can be made visible by teachers.
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Student Folder

With the module student folder (mod/publication) students can upload documents which can be made visible by teachers. This facilitates publication of student's documents in a course and improves exchange of knowledge.

Example

The student folder has two features: on the one hand participants can upload their documents in the student folder which can be made visible for other students immediately after the upload or after the teacher's approval. On the other hand it is possible to import documents from the activity assignment. Here teachers can decide which documents should be visible to all participants or name individual students to release documents.

Installation

Copy the module code directly to the mod/publication directory. Open the administration area (http://your-moodle-site/admin) to start the installation automatically.

Admin settings

An administrator can adjust the default settings for the student folder instance-wide in the general settings page. There he can specify the following:

  • Require activity description
  • Obtain approval
  • Approved by default
  • Maximum number of attachments
  • Maximum attachment size
  • Hide ID-Number

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  • Frankie's the name, Moodle's my game!
    Thu, Jul 20, 2017, 10:53 AM
    Hi Philipp. Thank for being responsive to my comments. I've followed your advice and I have posted 2 new issues at https://github.com/academic-moodle-cooperation/moodle-mod_publication/issues
  • Frankie's the name, Moodle's my game!
    Thu, Jul 20, 2017, 11:41 AM
    How does the Admin or teacher delete an uploaded file? I mean, the teacher can unapprove a file. Thereafter it always appears in the Uploads listing with a red "X" over it. But an approved file is as good being deleted because it has no use. So rather than have lots of unapproved files clutter the Student Upload activity, not to mention the server hard disk space being used up by such files, could not those 'rejected' files be removed/deleted by the Teacher?
  • Picture of Philipp Hager
    Thu, Jul 20, 2017, 3:28 PM
    It is our policy that teachers are never able to alter student's submissions. The student can delete the files as long as the submission is still open.
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Mon, Aug 14, 2017, 1:10 PM
    We just published a version of the Student Folder plugin for Moodle 3.3 – have fun
  • Picture of Jacques LeCavalier
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017, 4:25 PM
    Hi, there.
    I just tried to install Student Folder, and I got a DDL sql execution error. This caused our site to go down for a few minutes, and I had to delete the plugin folder from the server.

    The first line of the error log says "× Debug info: Table 'mdl_29err_publication' already exists". This sounds like the plugin might already be installed, but it's not.
    Any ideas? Any help would be appreciated, as this plugin is exactly what we need right now.
    thanks.
    Jacques
  • Picture of Jacques LeCavalier
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017, 4:26 PM
    BTW, it's the 3.3 version I tried to install. We're using 3.3.1.
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017, 5:24 PM
    Dear Jacques, thanks for reporting your problem. I just contacted our developer to look into this.
  • Picture of Philipp Hager
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017, 5:31 PM
    Hi Jacques,

    I'll take a look at it ASAP and gerne back to you before tomorrow evening!
  • Picture of Philipp Hager
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017, 8:47 PM
    Hi again Jacques,

    The error says during installation of mod_publication in your Moodle instance, Moodle core tries to create mod_publication's main table (holding instance data) and fails due to it being already present.
    I tried a complete new installation (once Moodle 3.3.1 and Student folder v3.3.0 at the same time and once Moodle first and Student folder afterwards) without problems.
    Do you use a Database shared with other applictions/sites? Do you have other plugins installed, which may used the table name YOURMOODLEDBPREFIX + 'publications'?
    Have you tried a complete new installation or have you upgraded from an older Moodle instance? Was mod_publication installed before?

    What Database under which OS do you use? Have you tried looking for the mentioned table in the DB?

    Cheers,
    Philipp
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Tue, Sep 19, 2017, 8:52 PM
    We just published bug fix versions 3.2.3 and 3.3.1 of the Student folder plugin for Moodle 3.2 and 3.3 (see CHANGELOG.txt).
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Thu, Dec 14, 2017, 10:19 PM
    We just published the version 3.4.0 for Moodle 3.4 and bug fix release 3.3.2 for 3.3. Have fun wink
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Mon, Aug 20, 2018, 5:01 PM
    We just published the newest 3.5 version of Publication. Have fun.
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Fri, Feb 22, 2019, 2:19 AM
    We just published version 3.6.0 of the Student Folder plugin for Moodle 3.6 – have fun.
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Sat, May 18, 2019, 9:33 PM
    We just published bug fix version 3.6.1 of the Student Folder plugin for Moodle 3.6 (see CHANGELOG.txt)
  • Picture of AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
    Wed, Jul 31, 2019, 5:42 PM
    We just published version 3.7.0 of the Student Folder plugin for Moodle 3.7 – have fun.
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