Dataform Plugins

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View plugins

Standard

Description
Aligned Displays entries in an aligned table with a simplified template design which takes a simple list of field patterns and creates one table column per pattern.
CSV Allows CSV import and export of entries.
Grid Displays entries in a grid (each entry in a table cell). Allows setting the number of columns and rows of the grid.
Interval This view allows you to set duration interval according to which the information is displayed. You can group the information by certain field tag or rating and you can control the the number of entries to be displayed on each page. This view is particularly useful for content display.
RSS Allows designing and generating RSS feeds from the activity entries.
Tabular Displays entries in an aligned table. The template is designed with an html table in a WYSIWYG editor.

Add-ons

Description
Chart Displays one or more charts based on the view entries content.
PDF Allows designing a PDF template and exporting entries to a PDF file.

Field plugins

Internal

Description
Entry actions Displays the entry action links/icons (e.g. edit, delete, duplicate etc.).
Entry author Displays info about the entry author (e.g. first name, last name, user picture etc.).
Entry group Displays info about the group the entry belongs to.
Entry time Displays the entry time created and modified.

Standard

Description
Checkbox Allows the user to select options by ticking checkboxes.
Entry state Allows the user to set the entry state (with ajax support).
File Allows the user to upload files to the entry.
Comment Mdl Allows the user to add moodle comments to the entry.
Number Allows the user to enter a number.
Picture Allows the user to upload images to the entry.
Radio button Allows the user to select an option by ticking a radio button.
Rating Mdl Allows the user to add moodle ratings to the entry.
Select Allows the user to select an option from a dropdown.
Select (multiple) Allows the user to select multiple options from a dropdown.
Text Allows the user to enter single-line text.
Text area Allows the user to enter multi-line text or rich text (supports the moodle editor).
Time Allows the user to enter data/time via dropdowns or javascript calendar popup.
Url Allows the user to enter a clickable link.

Add-ons

Description
Captcha Displays a required Google re-captcha when editing the entry.
Chart Displays a YUI chart based on entry content.
Clicker Allows choosing an option by clicking a numbered button .
Dataform view Displays the content of a selected view with optional filtering based on entry content.
Duration Allows the user to specify a duration in various units.
Latlong Allows the user to enter a geographic location with latitude and longitude.
Mail to Displays a mailto link that will open an email editor in the user's local email client.
Entry actions plus Allows a templates manager to configure the appearance and behavior of the entry actions.

Other components

Text filters

Description
Dataform auto linking A site Filter that will create links to a Dataform entry where the name/title (word or phrase) of the Dataform entry is used within the same course in which the Dataform is located. This includes forum postings, pages, labels etc.

Blocks

Description
Dataform view Allows for displaying and interacting with the content of a Dataform activity via a block on the course page.
View access Allows setting view permissions for specified views.
Entry access Allows setting access permissions (view, update, delete, export) for entries that have a specified content in specified views.
Field access Allows setting access permissions (view, update, export) for entry field in specified views.
Notification Allows setting custom messages to be sent to specified recipients on specified Dataform events.

Mods

Description
Dataform view A label-like resource module that allows for displaying and interacting with the content of a Dataform activity in a course section on the course page.

Availability conditions

Description
Dataform content An availability condition plugin that allows teachers to restrict user access to an activity or section based on content of a designated Dataform instance in the course.