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Moodle Integration

With this tutorial, you will be able to know how to install and use plugNmeet in Moodle.

Installing plugNmeet for Moodle

  1. First, you must go to the Moodle section where plugins can be installed. Then, click on the button "Install plugins from the Moodle plugins directory".
  1. Next, a new tab will openin your browser and redirect you to the Moodle plugin directory, on this page you will type in its search box "plugnmeet" and then click on "Search".
  1. After you find the plugin and go to the plugin page and click the "Install Now" button.
  1. click on "Install Now" again
  1. A text window will pop up to confirm the installation and you need to select the "Continue" button.
  1. Select "Continue"
  1. Keep click on "Continue"
  1. Click the "Update Moodle database now" button.
  1. Click the "Continue" again
  1. At the plugin configuration page, you can configure server API information and some of global customization options. You can upload your logs, enable and disable some features. After that, click on "Save changes"


Update Client Version

By default, the client load will choose the remote option. In this option, the client version will update automatically with the plugin update. Normally users don´t need to do anything with this.

If you want to use some customized version of the client, you need to choose the local option, in this way you can manually update the client version.

Design Customization

In plugNmeet it is possible to customize the color of the rooms to fit with your branding.

Here's how.

Global customization

  1. Go to the global customization page by clicking Dashboard==>Site administration==>Plugins==>Activity modules==>plugNmeet==> Design Customization

Here is how the section looks like


Below, we will explain each option:

OptionWhat does it mean?
Primary ColorIt is the color of the icons of the tools when it is active
Secondary ColorIt is the color of the icons of the tools when it is inactive
Background ColorColor of the wallpaper in case you do not use an image.
Background ImageImage to be used as wallpaper. If used, it will replace the wallpaper color.
Header ColorHeader bar color
Footer ColorColor of the bottom bar of the room.
Left Bar ColorBackground color when the list of participants is displayed.
Right Bar ColorBackground color when chat is displayed.

You can select the desired color, from color picker or imput your color code.

  1. Finally, you click on Save changes so that all the changes are saved.

Add a plugNmeet activity in a Moodle course

  1. In order to use PlugNmeet for a course in Moodle, we must activate the course editing mode with the "Turn editing on" button.


  1. We place ourselves in a Topic and select the option to add activity or resource


  1. We select PlugNmeet, as it will allow us to create a conference room in the chosen Topic.


  1. We write the title and description of the conference that will be held in this room, as well as we can select in a box if we want the description of the course to be displayed on the course page.


  1. We write the welcome message that will appear as the first message in the conference chat.


  1. We choose the maximum number of participants who can enter the room. In case you want it to be unlimited, you place "0".


  1. We customize the "room features". Next, we will explain each point:
FeatureOptionWhat does it mean?
allow webcamsYes/NoYes: Allows you to use a camera. / No: No camera can be used.
mute on startYes/NoYes: All people are silenced when entering the room. / No: Everyone will be with their microphone on from the moment they enter the room.
allow screen shareYes/NoYes: Screen sharing is allowed. / No: Screen sharing is not allowed.
allow recordingYes/NoYes: The meeting can be recorded. / No: Unable to record.
allow rtmpYes/NoYes: Live broadcasts are allowed. For example, on Youtube or Facebook. / No: Unable to perform transmissions.
allow view other webcamsYes/NoYes: The webcams of all participants can be viewed. / No: It will only be possible to view the webcams between the participant and moderator.
allow view other users listYes/NoYes: You can view the list of participating users. / No: You can't see who is on the list of participants.
admin only webcamsYes/NoYes: Only the moderator has their webcam active. / No: No one can have their webcam active.


  1. We customize the "chat features". Next, we will explain each point:
FeatureOptionWhat does it mean?
allow chatYes/NoYes: Allows you to use the chat. / No: Unable to use chat.
allow file uploadYes/NoYes: Files can be uploaded in the chat. / No: You can't upload files in the chat.


  1. We customize the "shared notepad features" and "whiteboard features". Next, we will explain each point:
FeatureOptionWhat does it mean?
allow shared notepadYes/NoYes: It is allowed to use the notepad or notepad. / No: You cannot use the notepad or notebook.
allow whiteboardYes/NoYes: The whiteboard can be used. / No: The whiteboard cannot be used.


  1. We customize the "default lock settings". These settings will only affect the participants, that is, those who are moderators will still have access to everything, but the others will not.
FeatureOptionWhat does it mean?
lock microphoneYes/NoYes: The microphone cannot be used. / No: The microphone can be used.
lock webcamYes/NoYes: Unable to use webcam. / No: The webcam can be used.
lock screen sharingYes/NoYes: Unable to share screen. / No: Screen sharing can be shared.
lock chatYes/NoYes: Unable to use chat. / No: Chat can be used.
lock chat send messageYes/NoYes: Unable to send messages in chat. / No: You can send messages in the chat.
lock chat file shareYes/NoYes: Unable to upload a file in chat. / No: You can upload a file in the chat.


  1. We customize the "Grade" section. Below, we'll explain each point for you to decide how to set it up.
FeatureWhat does it mean?
Grade > TypeYou will choose the type of qualification.
Grade > Maximun gradeYou will choose what the maximum grade is.
Grade categoryYou will choose the rating category.
Grade to passYou will choose what the grade is to pass the course.


  1. We customize the "Common module settings" section. Below, we'll explain each point for you to decide how to set it up.
FeatureWhat does it mean?
Availability-If 'Show on course page' is selected , the activity is displayed for students. -If the other option "Hide from students" is chosen, the activity or resource is only. available to users with permission to view hidden activities (default, users with the role of teacher).
ID numberIt is an identity number of the activity; it is optional to fill it out or not.


  1. We customize the "Restrict access" section. Below, we'll explain each point for you to decide how to set it up. In this section the objective is to restrict the access of the room based on certain criteria that you will decide.


FeatureWhat does it mean?
DatePrevent access to (or from) a specific date and time.
GradeIt requires students to achieve a specific qualification.
User profileControl field-based access within the student's profile.
Restriction setA set of combined constraints can be added.


  1. We customize the "Activity completion" section. Next, we will explain each point so that you can decide how to configure it.
FeatureWhat does it mean?
Completion trackingIf enabled, the completion of the activity will be tracked, either manually or automatically.
Expect completed onThe date on which the activity is expected to be completed is chosen


  1. In the "Tags" section, we choose if we want to add a tag for the activity.


  1. In the "Competencies" section, we choose which competencies are carried with the course and what is needed to complete the activity. In this example it has been placed that they attach evidence.


  1. Finally, we click on "Save and display".


  1. The next page will appear and click on "Join". And you're done!