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Location: ''Administration > Modules > Activities''
 
Location: ''Administration > Modules > Activities''
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[[Image:activity modules admin.png|thumb|Activity modules administration]]
  
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The activities page enables you to manage Moodle's activity modules.
  
The activities page allows a user with role privilages to control access to the Moodle modules. Each activity module can be made available for teachers or hidden. If the modules are hidden, then teachers won't be able to add them to their courses.
 
  
The page also lists the number of activities for each module. Clicking on a number results in the list of courses containing that activity being displayed.
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==Number of activities==
  
You can adjust the settings in many of the modules.
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The activities column lists how many activities for each module there are on your Moodle site. If you click on a number, the list of courses containing that activity will be displayed.
  
==Activity module settings==
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==Hiding a module==
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The hide/show column allows selected modules to be hidden i.e. they do not appear in any course "Add an activity" dropdown menu and cannot be used in any course. To hide a module, click the eye icon so that it changes to a closed eye.
  
*[[Assignment configuration|Assignment]]
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For various reasons, several modules are hidden by default. For example, the [[Exercise]] and Journal modules are old modules, which are no longer maintained, but are included in Moodle for historical reasons.
*[[Chat configuration|Chat]]
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*[[Database module settings|Database]] (1.6)
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==Module deletion==
*[[Forum configuration|Forum]]
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*[[Glossary configuration|Glossary]]
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Apart from the [[Forum module]], any module can be deleted using the link in the delete column. There is no reason for standard modules to be deleted, however [[:Category:Modules (non-standard)|non-standard modules]] may need to be deleted before upgrading.
*[[Hotpot configuration|Hotpot]] (1.6)
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*[[LAMS configuration|LAMS]] (1.6)
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Note: To delete a module completely, in addition to deleting it on the activities page, you also need to remove/delete the actual module folder from the ''moodle/mod'' folder, otherwise Moodle will reinstall it next time you access the site administration.
*[[Quiz configuration|Quiz]]
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*[[Resource configuration|Resource]]
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==Module settings==
*[[SCORM/AICC configuration|SCORM/AICC]]
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Many of the modules have additional settings, which can be accessed via the links in the settings column.
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*[[Assignment configuration]]
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*[[Chat configuration|Chat settings]]
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*[[Database module settings]] (1.6)
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*[[Forum configuration]]
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*[[Glossary configuration]]
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*[[Hotpot configuration]] (1.6)
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*[[LAMS configuration]] (1.6)
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*[[Quiz configuration]]
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*[[Resource configuration]]
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*[[SCORM/AICC configuration]]
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==Non-standard modules==
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In addition to using the wide variety of modules included in the standard download, you can download and install non-standard (also known as ''third-party'') modules and plugins from the Moodle.org [http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?id=6009 Modules and plugins database].
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Warning: Be aware that third-party modules may have quality issues, may not work correctly, and may not work when you upgrade Moodle. You should test them thoroughly before using them and be prepared to uninstall them before upgrading.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 09:36, 5 October 2007

Location: Administration > Modules > Activities

Activity modules administration

The activities page enables you to manage Moodle's activity modules.


Number of activities

The activities column lists how many activities for each module there are on your Moodle site. If you click on a number, the list of courses containing that activity will be displayed.

Hiding a module

The hide/show column allows selected modules to be hidden i.e. they do not appear in any course "Add an activity" dropdown menu and cannot be used in any course. To hide a module, click the eye icon so that it changes to a closed eye.

For various reasons, several modules are hidden by default. For example, the Exercise and Journal modules are old modules, which are no longer maintained, but are included in Moodle for historical reasons.

Module deletion

Apart from the Forum module, any module can be deleted using the link in the delete column. There is no reason for standard modules to be deleted, however non-standard modules may need to be deleted before upgrading.

Note: To delete a module completely, in addition to deleting it on the activities page, you also need to remove/delete the actual module folder from the moodle/mod folder, otherwise Moodle will reinstall it next time you access the site administration.

Module settings

Many of the modules have additional settings, which can be accessed via the links in the settings column.

Non-standard modules

In addition to using the wide variety of modules included in the standard download, you can download and install non-standard (also known as third-party) modules and plugins from the Moodle.org Modules and plugins database.

Warning: Be aware that third-party modules may have quality issues, may not work correctly, and may not work when you upgrade Moodle. You should test them thoroughly before using them and be prepared to uninstall them before upgrading.

See also