Sticky Notes

Activities ::: mod_stickynotes
Maintained by Olivier Valentin
Activity for creating a sticky notes wall for your brainstormings, ranking...
Latest release:
421 sites
26 fans
Current versions available: 1

What's new ?

  • Now, backup function can restore votes data.
  • Admins can now display instructions and caption in activity. For instructions, use the "Description" field of the activity.
  • Export all notes in CSV format for admins.

How it works

Sticky Notes is an easy-to-use activity to build a post-it wall for your brainstorming, pedagogic uses, ranking, meeting, ideas organization...
Create, update and move sticky notes in different columns as a kanban, change background color and vote for sticky notes as you wish !


When creating an activity, teacher can define which background colors will be used between the 6 default colors, and add a meaning/caption for each color if necessary. Teachers can edit any notes, while users updates only their own notes.

The vote function can be enabled in order to "like" some notes.

Teacher can also enable or define :
  • number of notes per user
  • number of votes per user if enabled
  • enable the rotate effect for notes for accessibility
  • view authors (only for teachers)
During the activity, the student can:
  • create, update, delete and move his own notes
  • vote for notes if enabled

How to move notes

Yo can move notes in the same column or between columns in two ways :

  • you can use update interface,
  • you can also move notes using drag and drop. Click on a note and move it with your mouse to its new place. Drag and drop also works on smartphones or tablets.


In global settings, you can set 6 colors that will be used for sticky notes backgrounds.
Default colors have been chosen to respect accessibililty for colorblindness.

Feature request and bug reports

For bug reports and support requests, please use bug tracker which is linked below. Thanks !


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  • Mon, Jul 12, 2021, 8:30 PM
    Approval issue created: CONTRIB-8601
  • Tue, Aug 24, 2021, 7:13 PM
    Many thanks for developing and sharing this plugin - it looks great! Please could I also raise one small issue which relates to the .sticky CSS rule used in the plugin. Unfortunately, this rule conflicts with an identical rule used in several of our Moodle Themes (and possibly those used by others also). Please could I ask if it would be possible to make this rule slightly more targeted in order to prevent this type of conflict?

    Thanks again for sharing this!
  • Thu, Aug 26, 2021, 3:15 PM
    Dear Roland,
    thank you for your warn ! I think it will be easy to change this CSS rule name. I willl do it as soon as I can.
  • Thu, Aug 26, 2021, 3:51 PM
    Dear Olivier,

    Many thanks - very much appreciated!

    Best wishes,
  • Thu, Sep 16, 2021, 10:53 AM
    It is a very good plugin. But installing it, the course content cannot be backed up, the database reading errors
  • Thu, Sep 16, 2021, 2:18 PM
    Dear Ray Ho,
    indeed, there's a problem with the backup : I've made a mistake with the table names ! As I'm working on other features, I've made changes to solve this problem, but I didn' uploaded it on Moodle yet. You can download the GitHub version to solve the problem !
    Best wishes,
  • Gilles Le Page
    Sun, Oct 31, 2021, 4:34 PM
    Bonjour Olivier,
    J'apprécie ton plugin qui est très pratique avec des adultes pour recueillir des avis sur un sujet.
    Je travaille avec des Moodle 3.11.3+
    Je rencontre une difficulté sur plusieurs plateformes : les sauvegardes automatiques des cours comportant Sticky Notes plantent quand on inclus les utilisateurs du cours, mais pas quand on ne les inclus pas.
    Message :
    03:50:12 - backup_auto_failed_on_course M6.1 - Accomp. changem.
    03:50:12 - Exception: ddltablenotexist stickynotescolumn

    Les sauvegardes manuelles du cours plantent de la même manière si on inclus les utilisateurs mais pas si on ne les inclus pas : "Erreur de lecture de la base de données"

    La sauvegarde manuelle de l'activité plante de la même manière si on inclus les utilisateurs mais pas si on ne les inclus pas.

    As-tu une piste ?
  • Mon, Nov 29, 2021, 9:35 AM
    Hello there,
    Thanks for your lovely plugin.
    If possible, we have a suggestion for future releases. Can you please consider making more data available to download? Such as number of likes, which user wrote what, which user liked what, etc. It is a cute, engaging plugin visually & it will be much more powerful when combined with practical data

    Sincere Regards
  • Mon, Nov 29, 2021, 3:31 PM
    Hi Hoda !
    Thanks for your message, I will consider it for my next update. For informations about authors, that reminds me I must first add the privacy API !
    Best regards
  • Thu, Mar 24, 2022, 8:40 PM
    Se podría pensar en una actualización que esté en idioma español!!.. Graciasss
  • Mon, Mar 28, 2022, 5:45 PM
    Hi Fray Francisco Castañeda !
    For spanish translation, please use AMOS : ! With this tool, you will be able to translate all strings for this plugin. It's very simple : search for Stickynotes plugin, then edit all strings in spanish. Then, spanish translation will be available for all users. Sorry I can't do it my self : my spanish level is... worse than bad ! sourire
    Best regards !
  • Tue, May 3, 2022, 3:51 PM
    Hi Olivier,
    Is it possible for the sticky notes to be individualised? ie each user sees a blank and cannot see someone else's notes?

    Best Regards

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