Socialwall Course Format available for MOodle 2.7 & 2.8

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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:

WIRIS
  • 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