Moodle 2.3 Plugin OverviewWritten by James Richardson
Moodle 2.3 has the capability of enabling, disabling, installing and uninstalling plugins that are used for the Moodle site to function. Plugins are used in the activities and resourcres, assignments, and many more functions within the Moodle site. Before installing any new plugins that are not in the original Moodle installation, lets overview what the default Moodle 2.3 plugins contain.
Default Moodle plugins overview
- Log into the Moodle Dashboard
- Navigate to Site administration > Plugins in the settings section to the left.
Note! Not all plugins are installed by default. The installed plugins will appear in the list of the plugins section in the Site administrators Settings. The install directories are referenced from the location where Moodle was installed.For Example, on a cPanel server the Moodle installation directory may look like:
Any reference to a directory like:
Will reference the directory like the following:
Plugins can be updated through the Plugin Overview if the plugin has an available update. The following table overviews the default installed plugins.
Default installed plugins Activity modules The activities module is used for adding different user interactive behaviours in course sections such as Quizzes, Assignments, Glossaries, and so forth.
Directory location: /mod.
Assignment plugins The default Moodle 2.3 Assignment plugins are:
Submission plugin: Generates forms for assignment submissions.
Directory location: /mod/assign/submission
Feedback plugin: Generates forms for assignment feedback.
Directory location: /mod/assign/feedback
Blocks The blocks plugin allows for blocks to be configured in the navigation.
Directory location: /blocks
Message outputs This plugin allows the Messaging to work over different forms such as email or jabber.
Directory location: /message/output
Authentication Enables authentication for the users.
Directory location: /auth
Enrolments Allows the enrolment of users into courses.
Directory location: /enrol
Text editors Enables HTML editors.
Directory location: /lib/editor
Licences Stores any license required for plugins.
Directory location: path unknown
Filters This plugin coverts text. Text can be highlighted or transformed.
Directory location: /filter
Repositories This plugin allows users to connect to external sources.
Directory location: /repository
Web services Allows different coding languages like JSON or SOAP to have code added to their functionality.
Directory location: /webservice
Question behaviours This plugin controls the interaction between the user and the questions.
Directory location: /question/behaviour
Question types Adds a variety of different question types available for quizzes.
Directory location: /question/type
Plagiarism prevention This plugin will match user or student submitted material to Plagiarism prevention programs.
Directory location: /plagiarism
Reports Provides reports for the site administrator.
Directory location: /report
Admin tools This plugin enables scripts for the administrator to edit the site.
Directory location: /admin/tool
Local plugins Provides local customization.
Directory location: /local
- Click Plugins overview. This section will list the installed and available plugins for the Moodle site. Plugins that can be uninstalled will look like the snapshot to the right.
The plugins overview will display the plugins that are installed in the Moodle site. The following table will show what the overview will show.
This concludes the article for Moodle 2.3 Plugin Overview.
Managing Moodle Plugins
|1.||Moodle 2.3 Plugin Overview|
|2.||How to install a plugin in Moodle 2.3|
|3.||Uninstalling or removing a Moodle plugin|
|4.||Managing Enrollments in the Moodle plugins|
|5.||Setting up an SMTP connection in Moodle|