Activities: Virtual programming lab

mod_vpl
Maintained by Picture of Juan Carlos Rodríguez-del-PinoJuan Carlos Rodríguez-del-Pino
VPL is an activity module to manage programming assignments
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Virtual Programming Lab for Moodle

VPL- Virtual Programming Lab is a activity module that manage programming assignments and whose salient features are:

  • Enable to edit the programs source code in the browser
  • Students can run interactively programs in the browser
  • You can run tests to review the programs.
  • Allows searching for similarity between files.
  • Allows setting editing restrictions and avoiding external text pasting.

Sets

This plugin is part of set VPL - Virtual Programming lab.

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Juan Carlos Rodríguez-del-Pino (Lead maintainer)
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  • Picture of Juan Carlos Rodríguez-del-Pino
    Mon, Jun 1, 2020, 5:12 PM
    Thanks very much, Leonidas for your bug report and fix.
    This problem will be fixed in the next VPL release.
    Best regards,
    Juan Carlos.
  • Picture of charles talathoti
    Fri, Jun 5, 2020, 5:20 PM
    im using moodle 3.9, successfully installed the plugin but getting "PHP XMLRPC required" dialog box on trying to run a piece of code. what to do here? pls help!



















  • Picture of Juan Carlos Rodríguez-del-Pino
    Fri, Jun 5, 2020, 5:45 PM
    Dear Charles Talathoti,
    The installation of Moodle says that the PHP extension xmlrpc "should be installed and enabled for best results". VPL requires the xmlrpc extension and you must install it on your Moodle server. For example, for Ubuntu, you must run "sudo apt-get install php-xmlrpc" and restart the web service.
    Best regards,
    Juan Carlos.
  • Sudeep
    Mon, Jul 20, 2020, 10:51 PM
    Can we add another programming language in this plugin like Sphere Engine?
  • Picture of Abhishek Shrivastava
    Fri, Jul 24, 2020, 6:03 PM
    Hi
    Do we have a tool for proctoring in moodle? Free or paid (one time)


  • Picture of Ashish Phophalia
    Mon, Jul 27, 2020, 1:46 PM
    Dear Prof. Carlos
    We have recently updated to Moodle 3.9 version. Also we have installed VPL on it. While clicking on run button, error message popped up "PHP cURL Required". Can you suggest possible solution of it.

    Best Regards
    Ashish
  • Picture of Juan Carlos Rodríguez-del-Pino
    Tue, Aug 4, 2020, 4:42 AM
    Dear Ashish Phophalia,
    Moodle 3.9 at administration environment checks indicate that:

    php_extension curl must be installed and enabled

    Contact to your sysadmin to install php-curl.

    Best regards,
    Juan Carlos.
  • Picture of Ashish Phophalia
    Tue, Aug 4, 2020, 1:34 PM
    Thanks for the support. It's working now.

    Best Regards
    Ashish
  • Al
    Fri, Aug 7, 2020, 3:15 AM
    Does the lab allow for Python 3. I see the screenshots show C, Java etc, but no Python 3.
  • Picture of Naveendurai K
    Sat, Sep 12, 2020, 3:57 PM
    How to write test cases for HTML,CSS ,Java script ,php programs?
  • Picture of Tapu Ahmed
    Fri, Sep 18, 2020, 10:52 AM
    I cannot write to files in either Python or Java. Reading from files work but writing to files do not work. Do you have any advice?
  • Picture of Juan Carlos Rodríguez-del-Pino
    Mon, Sep 21, 2020, 11:49 PM
    Dear Tapu Ahmed,
    notice that the execution is done by a temporal user that can write files at its home directory on Linux (the running program's current directory). Never user absolute path to file, the better way is to use relative path names.
    Bets regards,
    Juan Carlos.
  • Picture of Stephen Parry
    Sat, Oct 31, 2020, 4:09 AM
    Hi Prof JC,
    Thank you for VPL - it is a very significant achievement and very important to those of us trying to teach remotely during the pandemic.
    I have added a custom vpl_evaluate.sh to a VPL activity, that generates a vpl_execute that checks the student source for certain statements using grep. This works and correctly gives the work a grade. However, I want the source to be syntax checked and the output checked in the normal way. The evaluate in VPL is not running the base vpl_evaluate.sh for python 3 to check the code and vpl_evaluate.cases. How do I best achieve this please?
  • Picture of Stephen Parry
    Sun, Nov 1, 2020, 7:06 AM
    I managed to get this working by copying in all the needed vpl_ files into a base VPL and then deriving from that. Not sure if that's the best way, as it means I have to potentially update after every upgrade.
  • Picture of Juan Carlos Rodríguez-del-Pino
    Mon, Nov 2, 2020, 9:14 PM
    Dear Stephen Parry (and all other VPL users)
    Please, use the forum
    https://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=8672 to do any question.
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