Socialwall Course Format available for MOodle 2.7 & 2.8

Finally, the widely requested socialwall course format is added to the Moodle plugins database for Moodle 2.7 & 2.8 versions. Socialwall format is a course format which enables teachers to create alerts, sticky posts, activities, resources in a format similar to social network users and features a learning stream.

According to the description in the Moodle plugins database:

“The Moodle Socialwall will transform your Moodle course into a social learning platform.  This includes a familiar post interface, timeline of posts, filtering of the timeline, and integration with Moodle’s activities and resources.  A social learning format allows teachers to pick up the tool and begin using it right away.”

Socialwall Course Format
Socialwall Course Format

The teacher may:

  • make different kind of posts (Alerts, sticky post)
  • attach activities to timeline-posts (via Drag and Drop too)
  • attach files and URLs to posts
  • comment on posts or reply to comments

whereas the Students (depending on capabilities) may:

  • make standard posts
  • attach resources (files or links) to posts
  • comment on posts or reply to comments
  • view results and feedback of assignments in their timeline

 

 

Socialwall package includes :

  • a new Course Format (called socialwall, format_socialwall)

Optional:

  • a new Filter (filter_urlresource) to alter the way a posted url-Resource will be displayed
  • a local plugin (local_filterurlresbak) to backup and restore the filter data (unfortunately moodle doesn’t support backup and restore for filter data).
  • a new Block to display upcoming events and alerts related to the course (block_alerts).

To download the complete socialwall package, please check out the link: https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=set&id=74

You can download the latest course format from this link: https://moodle.org/plugins/view/format_socialwall

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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