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Differentiator local plugin

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A tool to efficiently formulate and save learning goals. This plugin is based off The Differentiator by Ian Byrd

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Languages available

The 1.4 version of this plugin currently ships with the important words inside the templates shown in the following languages:

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • French
  • International Spanish
  • Mexican Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Dutch
  • Greek

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If you would like to make a translation for another language (it will take you 2-3 hours working in a GoogleDocs spreadsheet document), please add a suggestion at .

Plugin usage

Once installed, you can use this plugin by going to 'Site administration > Courses > Differentiator'.

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  • As there is no navigation node created, you have got to direct your users to the Differentiator address otherwise, eg. by a link in the footer or in a custom menu.

User tours available

  • When you install this plugin, there will be a file named differentiator_user_tour.json inside the moodle/local/differentiator folder.
  • You can add this file to your User tours collection.
    • As an administrator, access 'User tours' from Site administration > Appearance > User tours > Import.
    • Drag and drop the differentiator_user_tour.json file into the dotted lines box to add the tour and click on 'Save changes'.
  • Make sure that the Multi-language content filter is activated in order to show the user tour in the supported languages listed above.
    • Go to Site administration > Plugins > Filters > Manage filters and in the dropdown menu for multi-language content select 'On'.

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