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The Microsoft Office Add-in allows you to open and save Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents in Moodle.  This Microsoft script will bypass the Moodle web interface completely, when saving or editing one of these file types.  It does not change existing Moodle code.
 
The Microsoft Office Add-in allows you to open and save Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents in Moodle.  This Microsoft script will bypass the Moodle web interface completely, when saving or editing one of these file types.  It does not change existing Moodle code.
  
'''This script is in development. See page comments.'''
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:Note that such Add-ins are only compatible with Office on Windows, not the Mac OS X version.
  
:Note that such Add-ins are only compatible with Office on Windows, not the Mac OS X version.
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==How to use it==
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After installing the add in to Microsoft Office 2003 or 2007, the process works in the Office program and can be found in the File or "Office button".
  
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Some NOTS: You must NOT be the administrator but must be a teacher or a user that has rights to store files in a specific course.  My course must be on and only courses can show on Front Page after login (checking on these two points, works when it is set this way).
  
==How it works==
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==Notes for site administrators==
 
The Microsoft Educational Labs have done this by calling Moodle web scripts.  While not as stable as using web services designed specifically for this purpose (such as the ones in the upcoming Moodle 2.0), this approach does have the huge benefit that it works with any recent 1.x Moodle out of the box with no modifications to the Moodle site and its code.
 
The Microsoft Educational Labs have done this by calling Moodle web scripts.  While not as stable as using web services designed specifically for this purpose (such as the ones in the upcoming Moodle 2.0), this approach does have the huge benefit that it works with any recent 1.x Moodle out of the box with no modifications to the Moodle site and its code.
  

Revision as of 14:27, 18 April 2010

The Microsoft Office Add-in allows you to open and save Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents in Moodle. This Microsoft script will bypass the Moodle web interface completely, when saving or editing one of these file types. It does not change existing Moodle code.

Note that such Add-ins are only compatible with Office on Windows, not the Mac OS X version.

How to use it

After installing the add in to Microsoft Office 2003 or 2007, the process works in the Office program and can be found in the File or "Office button".

Some NOTS: You must NOT be the administrator but must be a teacher or a user that has rights to store files in a specific course. My course must be on and only courses can show on Front Page after login (checking on these two points, works when it is set this way).

Notes for site administrators

The Microsoft Educational Labs have done this by calling Moodle web scripts. While not as stable as using web services designed specifically for this purpose (such as the ones in the upcoming Moodle 2.0), this approach does have the huge benefit that it works with any recent 1.x Moodle out of the box with no modifications to the Moodle site and its code.

Requirements

  • Moodle 1.8-1.9, Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or higher, .NET Framework 2.0 or higher, Office 2003 or 2007.
  • My Courses module to be visible on course home pages and for it to be showing courses.

Limitations

Hasn't been tested with Moodle <1.8 or >=2.0; Requires the Does not work with Live Services Plug-in for Moodle.

  • Can not be admin to use feature

See also