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Kickstart course format

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Option 1: Install from (recommended)

  1. Login as an admin and go to Site administration > Plugins > Install plugins. (If you can't find this location, then plugin installation is prevented on your site.)
  2. Click the button 'Install plugins from Moodle plugins directory'.
  3. Search for "Kickstart", click the Install button then click Continue.
  4. Confirm the installation request
  5. Check the plugin validation report

Option 2: Install from zip package

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  2. Login to your Moodle site as an admin and go to Administration > Site administration > Plugins > Install plugins.
  3. Upload the ZIP file. You should only be prompted to add extra details (in the Show more section) if the plugin is not automatically detected.
  4. If your target directory is not writeable, you will see a warning message.
  5. Check the plugin validation report

Option 3: Install manually on server

  1. Download Kickstart from
  2. Upload or copy it to your Moodle server.
  3. Unzip it in the `/course/formats` directory.
  4. In your Moodle site (as admin) go to Settings > Site administration > Notifications (you should, for most plugin types, get a message saying the plugin is installed).

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Initial Setup (by Administrator)

  • Create templates from existing courses using moodle's backup function
  • Go to Site administration > Plugins > Course Formats > Kickstart format > Manage templates and create the templates, using the .mbz files.
  • Go to Site administration > Courses > Course default settings > Course format and choose Kickstart as default format


  • Create a new course and enrol the teacher(s) (usually done by course creators, managers or admins)
  • When the teacher opens the course, he can now choose from the templates configured
  • If required, the teacher can re-start Kickstart by selecting the course format from the course settings;


  • If you want to enforce a strict usage of the templates, remove permissions from the teacher to edit the course settings.
  • There's a pro version of the plugin which supports unlimited templates (free only supports three) and migrating content from other courses where the user has editing rights

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