SNAPP discussion mapping tool back and working for Moodle

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SNAPP, the Social Networks Adapting Pedagogical Practice browser plugin for Moodle, Desire2Learn and Blackboard has been re-released to fix the issues present in the previous version.

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As covered before, this is a cool data visualization and extraction tool for LMS forums to help you get a sense of who’s talking to who and how often. I was able to analyze this page at Moodle.org and get the downloadable data and visualization. A couple of tips on getting it to work properly:

  • Ensure you have updated Java
  • I was successful consistently with Firefox
  • Follow the helpful tips and troubleshooting guide from Snapp (available here: http://goo.gl/6RCZ69) to be sure your browser will allow the plugin to run
  • You must be drilled down into a discussion for it to work.

For more on SNAPP visit http://www.snappvis.org/. You can learn more about it in our previous coverage (including a tutorial video). Below is the tool working on a forum thread at Moodle.org: