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Stamp collection module

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By default, the module allows a teacher to give "stamps" (i.e. picture with a comment) to students so they collect these stamps. The activity can be used in many ways, such as motivative bonus marks, absence marks, certification records etc.

The module uses capabilities to declare who can e.g. collect stamps or give stamps. Therefore, student can be allowed to give stamps to other students, the stamps may be given to teachers etc. Teachers can setup the module to show all stamps to all students, to show stamps only to the individual student to whom it was awarded or to hide stamps completely.

The module was created and is currently maintained by David Mudrak.


  • Moodle 2.x - see the instructions at the plugin entry in the Plugins directory.
  • Moodle 1.9 - download 1.9 build
  • Moodle 1.8 - download 1.8 build
  • Moodle 1.7 - is not supported nor tested. Maybe it works, maybe not. It was reported that the version for 1.6 worked in Moodle 1.7
  • Moodle 1.6 - download 1.6 build
  • Earlier version are not supported

Since Moodle 2.0, the source code is managed using Git. The official public repository of the plugin is at

How to report a bug

Please, use Tracker. Stamp collection if one of the components in "Non-core contributed modules" project. See the list of tracked issues at


Roles and capabilities are supported since the version for Moodle 1.9. During the upgrade, the module settings "Publish" and "Teacher can collect stamps" are converted automatically into the role overrides.

Capability Description Status
mod/stampcoll:collectstamps a user can be given a stamp implemented in 1.9
mod/stampcoll:givestamps a user can give a stamp from her own pool (and the collection pool) to the other user partially implemented in 1.9 (the pools not supported yet)
mod/stampcoll:viewotherstamps a user can view stamps given to other users implemented in 1.9
mod/stampcoll:viewownstamps a user can view stamps given to her implemented in 1.9
mod/stampcoll:managestamps a user can do anything with stamps, i.e. give, remove and update them implemented in 1.9

Feature ideas and requests

Note: This section will be moved to the tracker feature reguests.

Stamps pools (banks?)

There might be settings of a maximum number of stamps given in one collection (so called collection pool), given by a user (personal pool) and given to a user. All these limits can be combined (logical AND). Then there might be statistics like percentual/total number given from the collection/personal pool, the number of available (unassigned, free) stamps in pools etc.

Another scenario: you have student teams. You allow team leaders to give stamp (via capability) and set a limited number of stamp they can give. Team leader can dispatch stamps from his/her pool to team members according to their contribution.

Grade based on the number of stamps collected

When the feature of maximum number of stamps that can be collected within particular collection is implemented, it is possible to compute the grade based on the number of stamps collected.


Similar to overall feedback in the Quiz module, provide a possibility to map a number of collected stamp to a rank (letter or word "grade"). E.g. no stamps collected => Novice, 1 stamp collected => Beginner, 2 stamps collected => Advanced user, 3 stamps collected => Expert.

Forum patch

The patch adding a possibility to tie a stamp collection with a Forum module. Display similar selection box as for forum grading and allow adding stamp for a forum post.

Ajax support

Give stamps by drag and drop from the pool (bank) to a user.

Site level settings

The list of URLs to default stamp images (e.g. to some files at frontpage files section etc.)


  • text, CVS and Excel support

Group mode stamp awarding

A handy way to organize group competitions. Teachers should be able to award stamps for contributions (typically, forum posts and chat participation but other ideas are welcome too). Such stamps would be attributed not to the person who contributed but to his/her team and be accumulated by teams for later evaluation.

David's note: Or, keep collecting stamps by individuals but display them in per-group (or grouping?) report. Simply sum all stamps collected by student in a given group and display them.

Example stamp images


See also