Activities: oohoo - Tab display

Maintained by Picture of Patrick Thibaudeau Patrick Thibaudeau, Picture of Nicolas Bretin Nicolas Bretin
The tab display module allows you to setup your information in a tabbed format. This helps to clean up your course by combining several resources into Tabs.
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Moodle 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Tab Display is a resource module used to display course information such as notes, readings, biography etc, in a tab structure per chapter/module within a course.

Websites can also be embedded into the tabs. Using Moodle auto-linking, helps create links to other activities or resources.

New features:

  • A general description can be added above the tabs
  • PDF embedded functionality. If you put a link with a PDF file on the content of a tab (without any text around), the PDF file will be displayed in an iFrame


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  • Just wondering . . .
    Mon, 11 Jan 2016, 6:43 AM
    Anne, you may be out of luck with these guys. Sadly, I think they have moved on. See The last update here is 2012.
    There are some other alternatives. Try a search for 'tabs' you'll find Generico and at least one other tabs plugin.

  • barbara braun
    Mon, 11 Jan 2016, 4:50 PM
    Hi - thanks to my colleague Kathrin Schwarz who looked into it I'm quite happy it does work with 3.0 - at least for us.

    It was pretty simple only adjust the version
    change in mod/tab/version.php in :

    $plugin->version = 2014040200; // The current module version (Date: YYYYMMDDXX)
    $plugin->requires = 2014040200; // Requires this Moodle version
    $plugin->maturity = MATURITY_STABLE;
    $plugin->release = '2.2.0 (Build: 2014040200)';
    $plugin->cron = 0;
    $plugin->component = 'mod_tab'; // Full name of the plugin (used for diagnostics)

    Hope it works for you
  • Picture of Anne Reardon
    Mon, 11 Jan 2016, 8:13 PM
    Thank you! We'll give it a try!
  • Picture of Mohammad Nur Un Nabi
    Mon, 7 Nov 2016, 8:12 PM
    We are using this plugin in Moodle 3.0.4. It is working fine in pc but when we access in moodle from mobile device, scrolling(up-down/left-right) is not working. So user can't see full embedded sit or file. Is there any solution for this.
  • Picture of Ger Tielemans
    Mon, 27 Feb 2017, 10:12 PM
    Under Moodle 3.2 the duplication function is not working.
  • Picture of TB Frank
    Wed, 28 Jun 2017, 1:50 AM
    Just wondering if anybody used this in v3.3 and whether anybody had success with it on mobile? Alternatively - best other solution for tabbed content pages?
  • Just wondering . . .
    Wed, 28 Jun 2017, 3:39 AM
    TB, I am not claiming this is the 'best' solution. I am using BS4 tabs with Boost.
    I have got a single button using Snippets to insert the code.
    There is one gotcha. If I paste in any unformatted code (eg like a link) then atto destroys the code.
    If you want I can describe my workflow as it is in the moment.
    I think that responsive tabs inside a section is a good way to solve the scroll of death, and it is 'normal' internet type navigation and the users in our Moodle all work really well.
  • Just wondering . . .
    Wed, 28 Jun 2017, 3:50 AM
    PS: to anybody watching here. These guys have done a good job of this plugin. But as I posted above, they probably have gone on. latest release 2013

    Is this plugin a possible candidate for plugin adoption and someone else to volunteer to either fork or adopt the plugin?
    Especially with the power of BS4 coming into the frame with Boost.
    Boost + Fordson [or another theme . . .] + a tabs solution would be a powerful combination.

    Musing over.
  • Picture of TB Frank
    Wed, 28 Jun 2017, 6:01 AM
    Thanks Derek - will take a bit of time (over hols) to get up to catch up and hopefully will try stuff out in a little while (returning to dev after a long absence)
  • Picture of TB Frank
    Wed, 12 Jul 2017, 5:39 AM
    Derek I'd be very interested in knowing more about your workflow for creating BS4 tabs in boost. I'm talking to an administrator about building a course that would ideally utilise a 4-tab temlate format for each of 50+ pages. It would be great to have very simple instructions lined up (treat me as complete novice) before I request any plugns or themes installed....
  • Just wondering . . .
    Wed, 12 Jul 2017, 8:43 AM
    OK, watch this space.

  • Picture of Peter Watts
    Mon, 11 Sep 2017, 11:08 PM
    Help-text is missing for this plugin. Any plans to update this ?
  • Picture of Claudio Visa
    Thu, 14 Dec 2017, 9:53 PM
    Buenos día! sera compatible con la versión 3.4

  • Picture of Polaris Lee
    Fri, 15 Dec 2017, 11:23 PM
    Crashing in a Fordson theme overwriting a gray background.
  • Picture of Gemma Lesterhuis
    Thu, 31 May 2018, 2:08 AM

    I found the same issue as Polaris while testing Moodle 3.5.
    I am using Boost theme.

    The gray background is caused by the css rule: .row {background-color #eee}
    Changing the line to .row {background-color #fff} solved the issue for me.
    Though the row has a purpose to see which chapter you are in.

    Might be an idea for further development / release to Moodle version 3.5 to fix this CSS line in a way it keeps it's function without causing the grey background lines.

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