Activities: Zoom meeting

mod_zoom
Maintained by Picture of Rex Lorenzo Rex Lorenzo
Zoom is a video and web conferencing platform that gives authorized users the ability to host online meetings with up to 50 participants.
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Zoom is the web and app based video conferencing service (http://zoom.us). This plugin offers tight integration with Moodle, supporting meeting creation, synchronization, grading, and backup/restore.

Potential privacy issues

Meetings are joinable if URL is known. That is a limitation by Zoom. To have secure meetings, please set a password.

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  • Picture of jack z
    Wed, 11 Apr 2018, 4:27 PM
    when I create a recurring meeting ,can I set it as a weekly recurrence?
  • Picture of Diederik Stenvers
    Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 9:04 PM
    Hi Rex,

    Nice work on this plugin. I noticed Zoom will be moving away from the version 1 of their API to version 2 and will actually stop supporting version 1 somewhere this year.

    Are you planning to migrate the plugin to this new API version?

    Thankx in advance for your response.
  • Picture of Rex Lorenzo
    Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 11:45 PM
    @Diederik We have a pull request to update to API V2: https://github.com/ucla/moodle-mod_zoom/pull/28

    However, we are currently busy updating our own Moodle instance to Moodle 3.4 and wouldn't have time to review and improve the Zoom plugin until this summer. API V1 will stop working on November 1st, 2018 so we will have a new plugin before then.
  • Picture of Dimitri Burger
    Wed, 2 May 2018, 4:44 PM
    Hi Rex, in a previous comment you explained that for the group mode, there would just be a single meeting link for everyone in the course. To have separate meeting rooms we would need to create separate Zoom meeting instances.

    Is this likely to change in future with later versions of the plugin? Creating separate Zoom meeting instances is not something that can be easily done at scale when you want to use Zoom as a tool for students to meet in separate groups to collaborate in real-time. We present courses with enrollments as high as 1000 students. That cohort of students is broken up into smaller groups for the purposes of collaborative work around assignments. So we'd have to create many Zoom meeting instances to have enough for all the groups in the course, which is operationally not something that can easily be repeated for each new presentation of a course and becomes a burden long-term.

    I've tested the Adobe Connect and BigBlueButton Moodle plugins, both of which create rooms for each group automatically when group mode is enabled in the activity's common module settings. It would be great if the Zoom plugin could do the same, as we are wanting to move away from Adobe Connect and Big Blue Button because Zoom offers many other benefits in terms of features.
  • Picture of Rex Lorenzo
    Thu, 3 May 2018, 1:47 AM
    @Dimitri I see that the Zoom API has something for Groups: https://zoom.github.io/api/#groups

    We can see what this is used for.
  • Ben Haensel
    Wed, 16 May 2018, 2:55 AM
    We've had trouble with unlimited duration graded meetings being graded in the Moodle gradebook. Also, what is the roadmap for this plugin development? It would be FANTASTIC for there to be additional data in the standard logstore table as well as a Zoom table of participants that we could use for custom reporting. Thanks for any insight! -Ben
  • Picture of Madrid Iecah
    Fri, 1 Jun 2018, 4:15 PM
    Hi Rex, I cna't creat meetings (message: "You are using Zoom for the first time, so you must enable your Zoom account by logging in to with your login credentials..."). In a previous comment you explained that zoom and moodle users should have the same email. I checked and also changed registration's email for moodle.org. Also tried the different login types in the setting but the only thing I noticed is a different error ("Fatal error: Call to undefined method mod_zoom_mod_form::standard_intro_elements() in /home/campusiecah/www/mod/zoom/mod_form.php on line 75")... Thank you in advance for your help. The plugin looks realy great. Mad
  • Picture of Doug Funnie
    Thu, 7 Jun 2018, 4:07 PM
    I keep getting this error message:

    Connection status: The Zoom API key and/or secret are invalid. Please ensure they are correct.
    But the API and secret are both valid.

    What do I do with these boxes?
    Zoom API url
    Zoom home page URL
  • Picture of Rex Lorenzo
    Fri, 8 Jun 2018, 1:47 AM
    @Madrid, moodle.org has no relationship to what you are doing. The emails that need to match are the one for the user on your own Moodle instance and on your Zoom instance. Regarding the error for standard_intro_elements, that must mean you are using a Moodle version older than 3.1. The plugin is now compatible to 3.1 and above.

    @Doug, to check your API keys go to the settings for the Zoom plugin: Site administration > Plugins > Activity modules > Zoom meeting. You should get a message that says "Connection status: Connection working."

    "Zoom home page URL" is the URL of your Zoom instance that people can log into. For us we have Zoom setup so that if a user logs into our Zoom instance with their University Single Signon they get an account created for them. But it is not a required field, so you can leave that blank if you automatically create Zoom accounts for your users.

    "Zoom API url" leave this to the default value.

  • Picture of James Landrigan
    Thu, 28 Jun 2018, 12:23 PM
    Hi Rex, Thank you for this plugin, it is very helpful. When I set up the Zoom activity to require a grade and set the score to be out off 100 every attendee gets the score of 100 no matter what length of time they attended the webinar. I was wondering what Zoom data the plugin is using to generate the grade.
  • Picture of James Landrigan
    Tue, 3 Jul 2018, 2:08 PM
    Another quick one. Is it possible to disable the requirement for the user to enter an email address when they join a meeting from Moodle as the plugin seem to already know who they are.
    Thanks.
  • Picture of Rex Lorenzo
    Tue, 10 Jul 2018, 8:35 AM
    @James, the grading is very rudimentary. If a student clicks on the join link then they get the full points for the grade. We are looking to see if the Zoom API V2 offers more fine grained tracking of a user in the meeting so we can grant full scores if a student is in the zoom for X number of minutes.
  • Picture of James Landrigan
    Wed, 11 Jul 2018, 1:11 PM
    @Rex Thanks for your response. I was thinking you might be able to take number of minutes in the webinar and the total duration of the webinar and create a percentage and just report that to the LMS as the grade then we could set a passing grade for completion in the activity settings.
  • Picture of Steve Radford
    Thu, 19 Jul 2018, 7:49 PM
    Hi, any news on a Moodle V3.5 update?
  • Picture of Rex Lorenzo
    Fri, 20 Jul 2018, 3:03 AM
    It's in the works. We will be pushing the latest code changes to our development branch soon: https://github.com/ucla/moodle-mod_zoom/tree/development
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