This document lists some popular questions from the Hub server forum.
What is a hub server?
A hub server is a Moodle plugin. It transforms a freshly installed Moodle site into a hub server. A hub server is used to store course backups that have been shared by registered Moodle sites. Publishers can also advertise their courses.
Can I use a hub server as a normal Moodle site?
For security reasons it is better not to do so.
Is the hub server plugin code maintained by Moodle HQ?
Should I update the Moodle code hosting a hub server plugin when I update this plugin?
Should the registered sites be updated when I update my hub server plugin?
No, they don't have to be updated as the plugin is backwards compatible. However sometimes new functionalities require changes in both Moodle and plugin code. In these cases, the new functionalities will not be operational until the plugin and the registered sites are updated.
Where can I download hub server plugin?
The hub server plugin is available for download from the modules and plugins database http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=4282.
What is Mooch?
Mooch is the Moodle.org hub server. It is a public hub and it is managed by Moodle.org.
Can I sell courses on Mooch?
No yet but it is planned. See MDL-25496 for details.
Yes you can. However it is better to indicate in the publication creator notes that the theme will only be activated if:
- The theme is installed
- Course themes are enabled for the site
Yes. If this module/block is Moodle 2.0 compatible (with support for backup and restore in 2.0), the module and its data will be added to the shared course backup.
The local plugin would need to be already installed on the destination Moodle site. Then this local plugin would need to be set up. Use publication creator notes to explain it. Note that sharing does not save information related to a local plugin (i.e. the local plugin database is not backed up).
It is not possible to share courses directly from a Moodle 1.9 site. However it is possible as follows:
- Backup your course
- Restore your course into a freshly installed Moodle 1.9 site
- Upgrade your freshly installed site to Moodle 2.0
- Share your course
- Using Moodle Hub servers forum