The EJSApp activity plugin allows users to embedd Easy Java Simulations (EJS) applications (such as simulations, virtual and remote laboratories) into a Moodle course. This plugin works with version 2.0 or higher of Moodle.
As with any customization, it is recommended that you have a good backup of your Moodle site before attempting to install contributed code. While those contributing code make every effort to provide the best code that they can, using contributed code nevertheless entails a certain degree of risk as contributed code is not as carefully reviewed and/or tested as the Moodle core code.
EJSApp is useful for adding simulations or remote laboratories into your Moodle courses, which is of especial interest for those of scientific or technical nature. More information about EJS and EJSApp can be obtained at http://www.um.es/fem/EjsWiki/Main/UsingEJSWithMoodle.
- Code - Copy the files into your Moodle mod folder ($CFG->dirroot/mod)
- Database - Login in as a Moodle Administrator and go to the Administration notifications page to create the required EJSApp tables.
- Settings - During the previous step you will come across the setting configuration page for the EJSApp plugin. Default values might be valid for you. However, read the description of each parameter there and change any value you want. The README.txt file that comes along with the EJSApp plugin has even more information about these parameters.
The EJSApp activity plugin is available in:
- English (en_utf8)
- Spanish (es_utf8)
If you would like to supply translations for other languages, please create an issue in the tracker and attach a zip file of the language files.
The EJSApp activity plugin works autonomously and does not require any other plugin to be installed in your Moodle site. However, there are three more plugins (the EJSAppBooking activity plugin and the EJSAppFileBrowser and the EJSAppCollabSession block plugins) that add new features to the system and might enhance the use of your EJS applications embedded into Moodle.
The EJSApp activity plugin and the other three mentioned in the Related Plugins section are contributed and maintained by Luis de la Torre and Rubén Heradio, from the Spanish Open University (UNED).
EJSApp Set Moodle modules webpage: https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=set&id=27
EJSApp UNEDLabs Github repository: https://github.com/organizations/UNEDLabs
EJSApp Moodle forum discussion: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=217163
EJSApp video-tutorial 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rAsnvHO2Po (More to come!)
EJSApp video-tutorial 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzjAY2mWv-E (More to come!)
EJSApp video-tutorial 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxLDXnTs5KE (More to come!)
UNEDLabs webpage (a Moodle site hosting a network of virtual and remote laboratories based on EJS and EJSApp): http://unedlabs.dia.uned.es/
EJSApp tutorial: http://www.um.es/fem/EjsWiki/Main/UsingEJSWithMoodle
EJS webpage: http://www.um.es/fem/EjsWiki/