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mod_webexactivity
Maintained by Picture of Eric Merrill Eric Merrill
A Moodle activity module for Cisco WebEx.
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Moodle 2.6, 2.7, 2.8

This module allows you to schedule, host, and attend WebEx meetings from within Moodle. You can manage and view recordings for the meetings from with Moodle as well.

Disclaimer
WebEx, Cisco WebEx, Cisco and the WebEx Ball logo are Registered Trademarks of Cisco.
This module is in no way affiliated with, endorsed by, or approved by Cisco.
As specified in GNU GPL v3, this software is provided as is, without any warranty.


Features
The WebEx Meeting activity allows Moodle to seamlessly integrate with WebEx.

  • Seamlessly creates users for meeting hosts.
  • Schedule meetings simply by adding the activity.
  • Host or join meeting from within Moodle.
  • Hosts can view a sharable link for non-Moodle users to join the meeting.
  • Recordings are automatically associated with the activity, allowing students (or teachers) to go back and view past sessions from within the activity.
  • Ability to hide, rename, or delete recordings from an activity.
  • Admins can use the module to help manage all recordings in WebEx.


Current Limitations
This software is currently in beta, so there are a number of known limitations (and there are expected to be unfound bugs):

  • Backup and Restore do not work.
  • Only Training Center and Meeting Center are supported.
  • Username or email address collisions may result in unexpected errors.

See the full list is on the wiki.

Potential privacy issues

WebEx user passwords are stored in the Moodle database.

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Contributors

Picture of Eric Merrill
Eric Merrill (Lead maintainer)
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  • Anthony Borrow
    Tue, Mar 4, 2014, 1:12 PM
    Eric - Many thanks for sharing this plugin with the Moodle community. I was able to install the plugin fine but not really able to do much testing without a WebEx account. I sent you a Moodle message about this.

    The recommended name of the Git repository is moodle-mod_webexactivity. Would you be willing to consider renaming it? It is not a major issue but if we all follow the suggested naming convention that helps provide consistency for folks maintaining their sites with Git.

    I am curious if you have seen https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=mod_webex

    From what I can tell, your plugin connects not only to the training center but also meeting rooms and can manage those events through Moodle. Do you think your version makes the other obsolete? When there are related projects I try to encourage folks to work together so I will contact the maintainer of the other project to see what their thoughts are as well. What I try to avoid is having to similar projects that might cause confusion in the community.

    Eventually, although we are not yet ready for it, you will want to replace the $module variable with $plugin. This is related to MDLSITE-2834 and I am starting to give folks a heads up about that issue as we move forward.

    If you have some time, a screenshot would be nice but obviously not required.

    Do you have a preference for a tracker (Github's issues or Moodle Tracker)?

    Peace - Anthony

  • Anthony Borrow
    Thu, Mar 6, 2014, 10:24 AM
    Thanks Eric for updating the Github repository name and adding screenshots. I have added the Moodle Tracker component. I think all in ready for approval. Peace - Anthony
  • Picture of Rupert Martin
    Sat, Apr 26, 2014, 7:32 PM
    The webex plugin installed ok but when I attempted to add the activity I am getting this error: "Coding error detected, it must be fixed by a programmer: There are no valid meeting types for this user. Admin must fix."

    I when to the plugins overview option under admin but the a blank page loaded. I am using version 2.6. Can someone help?
  • Picture of Eric Merrill
    Mon, Apr 28, 2014, 7:43 PM
    Rupert -
    Please open a ticket in the tracker (https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/CONTRIB/component/13130) or contact me directly, and I'll help you troubleshoot.
  • Picture of John Manion
    Wed, May 21, 2014, 3:39 AM
    Question for Anthony Barrow, who added a comment on March 6 at 10:24 AM: What do you mean by Moodle Tracker component? Does this component enable the WebEx plugin to send attendance tracking information to Moodle?
  • Picture of Eric Merrill
    Wed, May 21, 2014, 3:44 AM
    John -
    That was just in relation to the setup the area in the Moodle bug tracker for this module. It has nothing to do with the operation of the WebEx plugin.
  • Picture of John Smith
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014, 2:11 AM
    I have recently downloaded the plugin to test and i have found that when admin creates the meeting for a course teacher is not able to host the meeting moodle throws the following error An error occurred in WebEx while processing XML: 110002 The user or site does not support this meeting type.
    I went to the manage user options in plugin i have seen that it is creating different WebExId for teacher.
    I am using moodle 2.6, can anyone help!
  • Picture of mohammad imaduddin
    Mon, Aug 11, 2014, 6:06 PM
    Dear Eric,
    is this plugin work with on-premise Webex (Cisco webex meeting server) ?

    Thanks
    imad
  • Picture of Eugene Venter
    Tue, Aug 12, 2014, 5:59 AM
    Hi Eric,

    Any reason why this plugin won't work on 2.5?

    Cheers,
    Eugene.
  • Picture of Irith Herman
    Sun, Aug 31, 2014, 6:02 AM
    Dear Eric,

    I Installed the plagin on my 2.7 moodle and configured it.

    now I want to create an activity on my course and I got an error:

    WebEx exception 000001 when creating new user



    what am I doing Wrong?
    Thanks'
    Irith
  • Picture of Eric Merrill
    Thu, Sep 4, 2014, 10:26 PM
    This plugin will not work with self hosted WebEx, it is only designed for Cisco hosted sites.

    This plugin will only work with Moodle 2.6 and above - it uses features from Moodle that are not in 2.5.

    Also, please contact me for support questions are merrill@oakland.edu or open a ticket at https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/CONTRIB/component/13130
  • Picture of Sumit Tomar
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014, 12:29 PM
    I need to track the attendance of participants in my project and i am using Moodle 2.6. Is it possible to track the attendance of participants in Webex meeting?
    If yes, how can I do so?
  • Picture of darrin quesenberry
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014, 2:32 AM
    I just installed this plug-in and I setup my web ex credentials (admin) and I am getting the error: Coding error detected, it must be fixed by a programmer: There are no valid meeting types for this user. Admin must fix. Same as Rupert Martin above....I didn't see a solution though. What do I need to do to fix this?
  • Picture of Martha V
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015, 8:28 PM
    Is this plugin compatible with Enterprise Webex accounts (which support both Meeting Centre and Training Centre)?

    Thanks
  • Picture of Giorgio Riva
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015, 10:51 PM
    Hi Eric, thanks for this plugin. In the documentation you wrote that only Meeting Center and Training Center are currently supported. Unfortunately we are using the Event Center and so I would like to know if you are planning to extend the support also for this meeting type. If you need help I think we can collaborate for the development.
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