See your colleagues in Moodle course using Meet the Students block #MoodlePlugins

New Plugin released this week in the Moodle Plugins database is “Meet The Students” block by Mikhail Janowski, which allows you to display profile pictures of students enrolled in a course so that students can easily see who they are studying with.

Meet The Students Block
Meet The Students Block Screenshot as on Moodle.org

I feel that this block can improve the user interaction among students especially in a corporate training or distance education scenario. This kind of blocks can help the learners to know about the other participants in the same course and have an interaction with them.

While trying on my local development site on Moodle 2.9, I found a small bug in the block functioning which I have reported to the plugin maintainer. The link “Meet All Learners” under the block is supposed to take you to the enrolled users page of the course but if you have your Moodle installed in subdirectory on your server then it will take to a URL which is based on the Moodle installed in root directory.

You can download the Meet the students block from Moodle Plugins database through this link – https://moodle.org/plugins/view/block_meet_the_students

What are the plugins which you are using on your Moodle site to increase the student engagement. Do let us know in the comments below.

Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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