Activities: Shared Resource

mod_sharedresource
Maintained by Picture of Valery Fremaux Valery Fremaux
Shared resource provides Moodle with a full featured central resource repository handling full indexing with LOM based metadata schemas. Central library front end and search engine.
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This module is the result of a five year long run work with Intel, Catalyst and
French Ministry of Education.

Initially bound to provide Moodle 1.9, pre-repository architectures with a centralized repository. This version has been developped for ensuring content continuity of all implementations using Intel's TAO (Teach Advanced Online) based repositoy approach.

Further this original goal, there was beside an opportunity to provide Moodle 2 witha yet internalized files repository approach as an alternative to use external document systems. Sharedresource based repo and resource management provides the first Moodle internally handled rich indexing resource database using full Dublin Core metadata base infrastructure, and allowing any Dublin core based schema to be added and used as
master indexing schema.

Shared resource module is the key part of a full indexed public resource center that will come as 4 complementary parts :

  • Shared resource module (this package) : master part
  • Shared resources block : Utilities to access to central library and make some resource conversions or feeding
  • Shared resource repository : A Repository view of the shared resource storage area, so shared resource can also be used and picked as standard resource instances, or in other publication contexts
  • Shared Resource Local Component : provides a front-end to librarian to search, browse and get some site level services around shared resources.


Shared resources in the actual development state provides :

  • An activity module (this module) allowing making new resources and share them with indexing information into the reosurce catalog.
  • Full handling of LOM, LOMFR, ScoLOMFR, SupLOMFR (french variants and enrichements to LOM)
  • Extensible metadata plugin architecture allows easily adding more support to other Dublin Core based formats
  • Metadata user profile definition, allowing to reduce the metadata impact on user experience to the "just necessary"
  • Configurable search engine, allowing choosing which attributes to use for searching
  • Localisation of the sharing level to a course category, making category scoped private repositories.
  • OAI-PMH exposition on sharedresource entries (site level)
  • External resource submission gate for remote feeding the library from external authoring tools
  • MNET architecture of services to publish and search remotely in a "provider/consumer" definition

 Plugin status :

This plugin is stll BETA, we have still consolidation in progress around some complex features, so the package will be renewed from time to time.

Sets

This plugin is part of set Shared resources module package.

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Valery Fremaux (Lead maintainer)
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  • MD shot of me from his iphone4
    Tue, 4 Jun 2013, 11:40 AM
    Hi Valery,
    Thanks for taking the time to share this with the community. This installed fine for me with no issues now smile. http://dublincore.org looks like an interesting initiative too.
  • Picture of Daniel Neis Araujo
    Tue, 25 Jun 2013, 11:32 PM
    Hello,

    this plugin is very useful!
    What about a 2.5 version?

    I was trying it and found a few problems so made a fork and some patches: https://github.com/danielneis/moodle-mod_sharedresource/tree/MOODLE_25_STABLE

    hope you like.

    kind regards,
    Daniel
  • Picture of Jens Bruun Kofoed
    Tue, 17 Sep 2013, 3:47 PM
    Dear all,
    Our programmer has just upgraded our Moodle to 2.5 and installed the Shared Resources plugin. When he tried to configure the plugin he got the following error message: "Metadata cannot be configured as no plugin is activated as schema." It would be great if someone could help us out here as we are uncertain about what to do!
    Best,
    Jens
  • Picture of Valery Fremaux
    Tue, 17 Sep 2013, 4:17 PM
    Hi Jens,
    All what you have to do is to go to global settings for this plugin, edit the configuration and go to the bottom and choose a metadata plugin (LOM, as all other are french implementations for french education)

    One you do that, you will be redirected to a gig array of checkbox for choosing what attribute need to be used and for whom.

    I confess there is a bit silly achitecture in this setting and error catch as might perturbate the install and global update process. I will work on it soon.

    Cheers !
  • Picture of Jens Bruun Kofoed
    Tue, 17 Sep 2013, 7:40 PM
    Thanks a lot for a quick reply, which solved the initial problem. I'm having some trouble getting it to work, though. When I go to Plugins > Repositories > Sharedresources Library I get a blank page and cannot configure. Is there a manual somewhere online I can consult?

    Best,
    Jens
  • Picture of Michael Milette
    Sat, 7 Dec 2013, 5:48 AM
    Hi Valery,

    I recently installed this plugin on Moodle 2.6. When I add a Shared Resource activity to a course, I get the following messages when debugging is on:

    Did you remember to call setType() for 'course'? Defaulting to PARAM_RAW cleaning.•line 1336 of /lib/formslib.php: call to debugging()
    •line 281 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->detectMissingSetType()
    •line 202 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->_process_submission()
    •line 52 of /mod/sharedresource/search.php: call to moodleform->moodleform()

    Did you remember to call setType() for 'add'? Defaulting to PARAM_RAW cleaning.•line 1336 of /lib/formslib.php: call to debugging()
    •line 281 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->detectMissingSetType()
    •line 202 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->_process_submission()
    •line 52 of /mod/sharedresource/search.php: call to moodleform->moodleform()

    Did you remember to call setType() for 'return'? Defaulting to PARAM_RAW cleaning.•line 1336 of /lib/formslib.php: call to debugging()
    •line 281 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->detectMissingSetType()
    •line 202 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->_process_submission()
    •line 52 of /mod/sharedresource/search.php: call to moodleform->moodleform()

    Did you remember to call setType() for 'type'? Defaulting to PARAM_RAW cleaning.•line 1336 of /lib/formslib.php: call to debugging()
    •line 281 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->detectMissingSetType()
    •line 202 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->_process_submission()
    •line 52 of /mod/sharedresource/search.php: call to moodleform->moodleform()

    Did you remember to call setType() for 'section'? Defaulting to PARAM_RAW cleaning.•line 1336 of /lib/formslib.php: call to debugging()
    •line 281 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->detectMissingSetType()
    •line 202 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->_process_submission()
    •line 52 of /mod/sharedresource/search.php: call to moodleform->moodleform()

    If you have a chance to address these issues, it would be very much appreciated.

    Best regards,

    Michael
  • Picture of Michael Milette
    Sat, 7 Dec 2013, 5:59 AM
    One more. When I click on the Add a Shared Resource button, I getthe following messages with debugging turned on:

    Did you remember to call setType() for 'url'? Defaulting to PARAM_RAW cleaning.•line 1336 of /lib/formslib.php: call to debugging()
    •line 281 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->detectMissingSetType()
    •line 202 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->_process_submission()
    •line 14 of /mod/sharedresource/sharedresource_entry_form.php: call to moodleform->moodleform()
    •line 95 of /mod/sharedresource/edit.php: call to mod_sharedresource_entry_form->mod_sharedresource_entry_form()

    Did you remember to call setType() for 'course'? Defaulting to PARAM_RAW cleaning.•line 1336 of /lib/formslib.php: call to debugging()
    •line 281 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->detectMissingSetType()
    •line 202 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->_process_submission()
    •line 14 of /mod/sharedresource/sharedresource_entry_form.php: call to moodleform->moodleform()
    •line 95 of /mod/sharedresource/edit.php: call to mod_sharedresource_entry_form->mod_sharedresource_entry_form()

    Did you remember to call setType() for 'add'? Defaulting to PARAM_RAW cleaning.•line 1336 of /lib/formslib.php: call to debugging()
    •line 281 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->detectMissingSetType()
    •line 202 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->_process_submission()
    •line 14 of /mod/sharedresource/sharedresource_entry_form.php: call to moodleform->moodleform()
    •line 95 of /mod/sharedresource/edit.php: call to mod_sharedresource_entry_form->mod_sharedresource_entry_form()

    Did you remember to call setType() for 'return'? Defaulting to PARAM_RAW cleaning.•line 1336 of /lib/formslib.php: call to debugging()
    •line 281 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->detectMissingSetType()
    •line 202 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->_process_submission()
    •line 14 of /mod/sharedresource/sharedresource_entry_form.php: call to moodleform->moodleform()
    •line 95 of /mod/sharedresource/edit.php: call to mod_sharedresource_entry_form->mod_sharedresource_entry_form()

    Did you remember to call setType() for 'section'? Defaulting to PARAM_RAW cleaning.•line 1336 of /lib/formslib.php: call to debugging()
    •line 281 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->detectMissingSetType()
    •line 202 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->_process_submission()
    •line 14 of /mod/sharedresource/sharedresource_entry_form.php: call to moodleform->moodleform()
    •line 95 of /mod/sharedresource/edit.php: call to mod_sharedresource_entry_form->mod_sharedresource_entry_form()

    Did you remember to call setType() for 'mode'? Defaulting to PARAM_RAW cleaning.•line 1336 of /lib/formslib.php: call to debugging()
    •line 281 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->detectMissingSetType()
    •line 202 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->_process_submission()
    •line 14 of /mod/sharedresource/sharedresource_entry_form.php: call to moodleform->moodleform()
    •line 95 of /mod/sharedresource/edit.php: call to mod_sharedresource_entry_form->mod_sharedresource_entry_form()

    Did you remember to call setType() for 'entry_id'? Defaulting to PARAM_RAW cleaning.•line 1336 of /lib/formslib.php: call to debugging()
    •line 281 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->detectMissingSetType()
    •line 202 of /lib/formslib.php: call to moodleform->_process_submission()
    •line 14 of /mod/sharedresource/sharedresource_entry_form.php: call to moodleform->moodleform()
    •line 95 of /mod/sharedresource/edit.php: call to mod_sharedresource_entry_form->mod_sharedresource_entry_form()



  • Picture of Valery Fremaux
    Sat, 7 Dec 2013, 6:06 AM
    Actually this is an unprepared state of the plugin for version 2.5 and over that are much more tricky wioth forms strictness. Fixes for forms will be pushed in 2.5 Git branch on http://www.github.com/vfremaux in sharedresource reference repositories....
  • Picture of Roula Karam
    Wed, 13 Apr 2016, 11:53 PM
    Hello,
    May I ask the community for any updated and stable release of the plugin "Shared Resources package", for Moodle 3.0+, in order to be added as block on the default dashboard.
    Thanks a lot for the support.
  • Picture of Paul Vincent
    Mon, 27 Mar 2017, 8:21 PM
    Has anyone got this working in 3.2? It seems t install ok, and all the form options show up, but whenever I try to add a Shared resource (as site admin) I'm told I don't have permission at the metadata stage of the process. Is this an error caused by version incompatibility or am I missing something from the setup? We could really do with using this plugin as we have a large collection of resources that apply to many of our courses.

    Many thanks,
    Paul
  • Picture of Valery Fremaux
    Mon, 27 Mar 2017, 8:57 PM
    hi paul, the plugin has been at the moment provisionned to the 3.2 branch for integration and upgrade tests. We did not stat yet full range testing as the code is being reviewed for Moodle Standards compatibility, and it takes some .... time. We have some customers that gave us roadmap to get it in their running instances, with an actual target date of September...
  • Picture of Paul Vincent
    Mon, 27 Mar 2017, 9:05 PM
    Ok many thanks for replying so quickly Valery - I look forward to being able to use it!
  • Picture of Valery Fremaux
    Tue, 28 Mar 2017, 1:07 AM
    after a quick review there are some little changes that would fix the module for 3.2. you may get lastest code on https://github.com/vfremaux/moodle-mod_sharedresource . Note that all permissions and key capabilties for controlling the sharedresource central angine have been setup in the repository_sharedresources plugin. At this time, this repository doesn't work and i'm lacking time (and budget to spend on it) to go further. Although the plugin is important to be installed to get the capabilities setup in moodle.
    you may also check you have local_sharedresources and block_sharedresources installed to get all the parts of the feature.
  • Picture of Valery Fremaux
    Tue, 28 Mar 2017, 1:10 AM
    At his moment, sharedresource is better to be installed on an existing moodle rather than installing from scratch a codebase with sharedresource inside. There is a race run issue because sharedresource needs an important setting to be defined (the metadata schema standard to be used, and this has infliuence on the metadata settings, so we need this setting being quesitonned about at install time so the sharedresource library is correctly setup. The egg and chicken circular reference has not been properly solved yet.)
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