Activities ::: mod_skype
Maintained by AL Rachels
Skype activity plugin module implements a user listing and shows, Create Conference, Create Chat, Send Voicemail, Add Contact, and Send File links to any user who has entered a Skype ID into their profile.
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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 calls, send files, chat, send sms, and use skype cast with your collegues!

This v3.7.0 version fixes the missing, With Selected (through check boxes): and it's buttons at the bottom of the Skype users list.

New in the 3.6.0 version is groups, Open and Close calendar times, and Next chat time.


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AL Rachels (Lead maintainer)
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  • Tue, Apr 27, 2021, 9:53 PM
    This is quite weird, I can not see the option "With selected (through check box)..." so I can no make video group, see 2:40 of
    Is this a bug or a problem on my side ? Thank you very much in advance for any help provided.
    I am using v3.6.1 and Moodle 6.3
  • Wed, Apr 28, 2021, 3:53 AM
    Hi Francis,
    There is NOT a Moodle 6.3. Did you mean to type 3.6? Do you have Skype installed on your computer?
  • Wed, Apr 28, 2021, 4:09 AM
    You guessed right, it's Moodle 3.6.5. Yes, Skype is installed on my computer...
  • Wed, Apr 28, 2021, 4:48 AM
    Extract of the code of the page: < div id=" display_call_all_skype " style=" display: none;" > With Selected (through check boxes):< /div>< div id="who_to_call">< / div > The none display is the problem... Don't know how to modify this...
  • Wed, Apr 28, 2021, 5:15 AM
    Could you send me a picture of what you have. My email is drachels at drachels dot com. Or post a picture in the General help forum.
  • Thu, Apr 29, 2021, 1:09 AM
    To other Skype users, the problem identified by Francis, is due to some incorrect line breaks in the locallib.php file. I will push corrections to github in a few minutes, but it will take me a day or two make sure the fix works on all the Moodle's from 3.4 to the soon to be release 3.11. Once I've done with testing, I will publish a new release.
  • Sat, May 1, 2021, 3:56 AM
    Thanks to Francis Vendrell for spotting the fact that the, With Selected (through check boxes): and it's buttons at the bottom of the Skype users list, were missing. The problem is fixed in the new Skype 3.7.0 release.
  • Mon, May 3, 2021, 5:58 PM
    Thank you AL for your work! I will test it asap... smile
  • Wed, Jun 2, 2021, 2:22 AM
    I have just pushed changes for Skype to the github account that are needed to work with Moodle 3.11 when upgrading from prior versions of Moodle. The code at github in the master branch is currently working, but must be considered to be a beta version. I still have lots of commented out stuff to remove and also need to add code to make Skype work as a new install in Moodle 3.11.

    Sorry that his is taking a while to get done as we have had a bunch of medical appointments and other events that have really cut back on my coding time. I hate missing out on the Early Bird badge, but hopefully, will have the new version ready for release in a few days.
  • Thu, Jun 24, 2021, 1:42 AM
    It keeps asking to enter the Skype ID, but it is there. is there something wrong I am doing?
  • Thu, Jun 24, 2021, 2:07 AM
    Which version of Skype and which version of Moodle are you trying to use?
  • Thu, Jun 24, 2021, 5:02 AM
    Moodle 3.1 and Skype
  • Thu, Jun 24, 2021, 10:56 AM
    Sorry, Skype does not mean anything to me. And your Moodle, is it really 3.1? or is it 3.11.
  • Tue, Jul 6, 2021, 12:35 AM
    I have moodle 3.11 and skype 2.7, and It keeps asking to enter the Skype ID
  • Tue, Jul 6, 2021, 4:09 AM
    Hi Luis, your problem is due to the Skype v2.7 you are using is NOT compatible with Moodle 3.11. In fact, I have not released a Skype version for Moodle 3.11 yet, because the profile settings for Skype were changed. If you download the Skype 3.8.0 Beta from github, it should let you use Skype in Moodle 3.11, but the new settings page with the four new settings will NOT save and take you back to the front page of your site. I've asked for guidance, but no help yet. It is okay to ignore those settings and go back to the front page of your site by changing the address back to delete the part, admin/upgradesettings.php?, then hit, Enter.
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