Activities: Skype

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Skype Activity Module For moodle 1.9- download can be found here: For all other versions:
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Skype (IPA: [skaɪp], rhymes with type) is a software program created by the Swedish and Danish entrepreneurs Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis. Skype allows users to make telephone calls over the internet to other Skype users free of charge, or to landlines and cell phones for a fee. Additional features include instant messaging, file transfer, short message service, video conferencing and its ability to circumvent firewalls.

With this module, you can make Video calling, send files, chat, send sms, and use skype cast with your collegues!

Note: Old moodle skype module is not available anymore, and I can not support it. This is an alpha release, I will enhance it once I have time.


Big Thanks for AL Rachels for his endless contributions.


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  • Picture of AL Rachels
    Sat, 18 Jun 2016, 5:15 AM
    Hi Hussain, you can get a copy of Skype that works with Moodle 3.0.4+ from here:
    Switch to whichever branch you need, then click the Download Zip button. Extract the files and upload to your moodle/mod folder. Change the folder name to skype then go to Notifications to complete the install.
  • Picture of Paul Gillary
    Tue, 6 Sep 2016, 10:13 PM
    Hi Daniel,
    Are you going to register this as a new plugin if you cannot update the exhisting one? It would be nice to get it officially verified for use so that I can request it from our I.T. department to go on our live server.
  • Picture of AL Rachels
    Tue, 6 Sep 2016, 11:03 PM
    Hi Paul,
    On multiple occasions in the past, I have written to the maintainer and have received a reply saying there would be a new release soon and that the delay was due to health reasons. While waiting, I've just kept a version up to date at github, as mentioned in previous posts. I'll try and contact him again.
  • Picture of Chris Chapman
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016, 10:39 PM
    Hi, just a quick question, does this work with skype for business?
  • Picture of AL Rachels
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016, 11:14 PM
    Hi Chris, not really sure but it would not hurt to try it out. Basically all this module does is allow Moodle to create a Skype phone book based off the Skype ID's that users put in their profiles. When a user makes a Skype call, it uses whatever version of Skype you have on your computer.
  • Picture of Chris Chapman
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016, 11:38 PM
    Thanks for the rapid response Al! I will update as to whether it works once we've got there, cheers.
  • Picture of ruben costela
    Wed, 29 Mar 2017, 7:23 AM
    For 2.8.8 the version which should I download?thanks
  • Picture of AL Rachels
    Wed, 29 Mar 2017, 11:53 PM
    Sorry, I don't currently have a Moodle 2.8.8 to test with. I would try the one for Moodle 2.9 or Moodle 3.0, 3.1. Either one should work.
  • Picture of Nives Bacun Lebarovic
    Mon, 12 Jun 2017, 2:32 AM
    is this plugin working with moodle 3.2.3? If not, when we can expect version that works? Thank you.
  • Picture of Kushal Khandelwal
    Fri, 8 Sep 2017, 2:40 PM
    Hi AL Rachels,

    Any chance the latest version of the plugin would work with Moodle 3.3 or 3.2?
  • Picture of AL Rachels
    Fri, 8 Sep 2017, 10:28 PM
    The current Skype v2.7 for Moodle 3.0 and 3.1 seems to work fine in both Moodle 3.2 and 3.3 as long as you remove or comment out line 73 of view.php, to remove the old style, Update this Skype, button that is deprecated.
  • Picture of Dr. Nellie Deutsch
    Mon, 2 Apr 2018, 6:26 PM
    It seems to work with 3.4, too.
  • Picture of AL Rachels
    Tue, 3 Apr 2018, 12:19 AM
    Yes, and also works with the Moodle code in master branch, scheduled to become Moodle 3.5.
  • Jim Judges
    Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 8:13 PM
    I don't suppose this will work with Skype for Business will it?
  • Picture of AL Rachels
    Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 11:32 PM
    Don't know, but it might be worth a try. Basically, all this plugin does is to act as a "phone book" of Skype ID's. If you click one of the contact methods, it runs a script to check if Skype is installed, and if so, it uses it to initiate the contact. Don't know if it matters if it is the common Skype or Business Skype installed.
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