Activities: Presentation

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Displays multimedia HTML5 presentations and slide shows in users' web browsers. A web friendly and more feature rich alternative to MS PowerPoint and PDF. However, presentations must be uploaded to moodledata via FTP and you'll need to learn some basic HTML to create presentations for it.
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Deploy reveal.js presentations in Moodle!

Alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint presentations

See: for documentation and details about how to create slides and various effects/transitions.

reveal.js official demo:

WARNING: Not for the faint hearted but well worth the effort to learn how to use. You will need to have some knowledge of HTML scripting and how to upload files to Moodle's File System repository via FTP.

Create, upload, and display fully functioning multimedia HTML5/CSS/JS presentations. It supports:

  • Text
  • Images
  • Audio (HTML5 audio tags)
  • Video(HTML5 video tags)
  • SVG images and animations (depending on browser compatibility)
  • Embedded web pages and resources (iframes)

It doesn't support Flash or Java applets. This is a pure HTML5/CSS/JS presentation module.

Supports web audio and video formats and can provide multiple version files (in source tags), e.g. myvideo.mp4 and myvideo.ogg for cross browser compatibility.

Has some really slick transitions and styles built in. Makes your presentations look amazing smile

Create, display, transfer, and share sophisticated multimedia presentations that display beautifully in HTML5 compliant browsers.

This is a beta version. Not for production servers! repo:

Demo on Moodle:


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  • Picture of Huy Lam
    Mon, Jan 16, 2017, 10:42 PM
    Do we have a template of a presentation. I saw one at /moodledata/repository/revealjs/_revealjs_/matbury But I can't use it.
    Also, Does it need any API from PHP, i see the Apache respond an error 500, which looks like that this module was calling to special API.
  • Picture of Carlo Stefano Cavicchioli
    Wed, Jan 18, 2017, 2:25 AM
    I installed the version v0.9.1 on a 3.1 moodle platform then I created the contents using Freeplane (export in mindslide format) and it work really good.
    But I have a problem with the visualization of the images.
    I tried to put the images files into the Files Directory but it doesn't work.
    When i play the presentation this message appear: The requested URL /moodle/mod/revealjs/Immagini attestati/Anteprima.gif was not found on this server.
    I tried to create the path directly on the server /var/www/_moodle/mod/revealjs/Immagini attestati
    Can you help me?
    Thank you
  • Matt Bury
    Wed, Jan 18, 2017, 5:31 AM
    Hi Carlo,

    The file paths you've posted don't look valid to me. Please see the docs here for examples:

    Hi Huy,

    What are the file permissions for /moodledata/repository/revealjs and its subdirectories?
  • Picture of Sandra Maria
    Wed, Nov 8, 2017, 1:45 AM
    Hello, Matt!

    I installed the plugin and everything worked fine in the installation.
    But when I add in the course it gives a warning saying that this page is not working - HTTP ERROR 500

    What can it be?
    Thank you!
  • Matt Bury
    Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 1:05 PM
    Hi Sandra, sorry for the delayed response, I was at a conference.

    Re: HTTP 500 ERROR, this is a non-specific server error which doesn't tell me much about what's happening. My first guess is that there may be file permissions issue in /var/www/moodledata/repository/revealjs I recommend looking there to make sure the file permissions are correct (775) and that the /revealjs directory was moved there successfully on installation. Please see more here:

    I hope this helps! smile
  • Matt Bury
    Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 1:10 PM
    Hi again Sandra,
    You can make the file permissions more open with: $ sudo chmod 0777 -R /var/www/moodledata/repository/revealjs (Assuming that you're using a standard LAMP server configuration).
  • Picture of Patrick Wang
    Sat, Jan 27, 2018, 10:03 AM
    Hi Matt,
    Does it work with Moodle 3.4?
  • Matt Bury
    Sun, Jan 28, 2018, 7:25 AM
    Hi Patrick, I haven't yet tested it with Moodle 3.4. At the moment, I'm very busy so I'll need to find the time to perform any necessary updates to the code and publish an official Moodle 3.4 version. However, I suspect that it will just work as it is. I recommend trying it out on a testing server first though.

    I hope this helps,

  • Picture of Donna Betancourt
    Wed, May 16, 2018, 1:25 AM
    Is this plugin working with Moodle 3.4 yet? I would love to be able to use it. Someone just told me they can't get it to work. I'm not advanced, but I'm willing to work through it to get the presentation to work well. Any comment is welcome.
  • Matt Bury
    Tue, May 22, 2018, 3:43 AM
    Hi Donna,
    I've just uploaded an updated version that works on Moodle versions 3.0 - 3.4
  • Picture of MAG II
    Sat, Aug 4, 2018, 2:03 AM
    Hi -

    I am attempting to add a presentation to my Moodle course. I add activity Presentation. in the Presentation settings the first drop down asks me to "Choose a file" to upload, however, there is no place in which I can do that. Any idea what's wrong?
  • Matt Bury
    Sun, Aug 5, 2018, 9:54 AM
    Hi Drew, please note that this plugin is not intended for non-technical users and requires some knowledge of managing files on remote FTP hosts and writing HTML. Documentation regarding this can be found here:
  • Picture of Roberto Hebert de Souza Vinha
    Mon, Feb 18, 2019, 10:42 PM
    Wow! Cool! Exists a demo, but guests cannot access the course.
  • Foto de Fernanda P. Ramos - Branca, olhos castanhos médios, cabelo castanho com luzes
    Thu, May 21, 2020, 12:32 AM
    Hi, will this plugin be updated to Moodle v. 3.7 or 3.8?
  • Matt Bury
    Thu, May 21, 2020, 3:15 AM
    Hi Fernanda,
    Yes, hopefully the organisation that commissioned this plugin will be updating their version of Moodle & therefore this plugin will need updating too. Should happen soon.
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