Plug in Moogle

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Plug in Moogle

  1. 1. Moodle Google
  2. 2. <ul><li>Type: Block </li></ul><ul><li>Requires: Moodle 1.9 or later </li></ul><ul><li>Status: Contributed </li></ul><ul><li>Maintainer: Yajuvendrasinh V. Mahida </li></ul>Basic Information
  3. 3. What is ? <ul><li>Purpose: Moogle is Google Search Services as a block. It includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Web </li></ul><ul><li>Image </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Book </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>Map </li></ul><ul><li>Custom Website </li></ul>
  4. 4. Other Features <ul><li>The block can be customized. </li></ul><ul><li>The block's source code have comments for each piece of code. </li></ul>
  5. 5. http:// moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d =13&rid=1608
  6. 6. With or Without Logo
  7. 7. Ease of Use <ul><li>1- Go to your course page. </li></ul><ul><li>2- Enable &quot;turn editing on&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>3- Add 'moodle google' from the &quot;Add block&quot; menu. </li></ul><ul><li>4- Start Using it. </li></ul><ul><li>5- Use inbuilt help; click the help logo (question mark). </li></ul>
  8. 8. Benefits for Students <ul><li>1- Search engine located within the Moodle course </li></ul><ul><li>2- Students often have prior knowledge of Google search </li></ul><ul><li>3- Ease of use. </li></ul>
  9. 9. An example of a search result.
  10. 10. Moogle provides two level configurations:- With the Global Configuration administrator can control certain features like API Key and whom to avail the block (Guest / Authenticated User). These are global settings. While as a Instance Configuration it provides control over the result size, result layout, number of results, local search center, default search string, search services.
  11. 12. To Install it: <ul><li>1- Copy the &quot;moodle_google&quot; folder to your moodleblocks directory </li></ul><ul><li>2- Cut/Copy all the files and folder from moodle_googlelang folder into your Moodle's </li></ul><ul><li>lang directory - moodlelang... Overwrite it. </li></ul><ul><li>3- After administrator login </li></ul><ul><li>Click &quot;Notifications&quot; on the home page of moodle and block will be installed. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Find the Readme.txt file inside the zip file and install it. Then start using it. It is easy to use...using help system that is inbuilt...
  13. 14. The codes for the block have all the comments for each piece of code. This makes easy for others who are new and want to make a new block.
  14. 15. Global Configuration <ul><li>Provides the input for Google Search Api Key. </li></ul><ul><li>(2) Provides the input for who can use this block. </li></ul><ul><li>Authenticated User / Guest </li></ul><ul><li>(3) Hide the Moogle Logo in the block </li></ul>
  15. 16. Con <ul><li>Moogles are reoccurring figures </li></ul><ul><li>in Final Fantasy which has </li></ul><ul><li>no relation to Moogle in </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle Google. There is a </li></ul><ul><li>Moogle Village in Second </li></ul><ul><li>Life. </li></ul>
  16. 17. One issue mentioned on moodle.org <ul><li>“ The problem with the logo in Internet Explorer is now fixed.” </li></ul>
  17. 18. Developer Yajuvendrasinh V. Mahida [yaju_mahida@yahoo.com] The University of Southern Queensland This block is free software. you can redistribute it and/or modify it. .

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