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Moodle and The Many Plugins

I thought I would spend the next week or so going over some of the handy free plugins that are available to add to your Moodle site.  These plugins add a variety of features that don’t come with the initial installation of Moodle.  But for I get started with them, I wanted to talk about how easy it has become to install these plugins.  Back in the old days of installing a plugin you really had to know where things went in order to get the plugin working. What do I mean where things went?  Well, if it was an activity plugin, you had to make sure it went into the mod folder either by having direct access to the server or being able to ftp into the server. But that wasn’t all! You then had language .php file that had to go into the correct lang folder (in my case the en folder within the lang folder). And if it was a block plugin?  Same procedure but with the plugin going into the blocks folder.   Course plugin? Course folder. You get the general idea.  Of course after doing it over and over again you would get the hang of it and it would almost become a robotic response to adding these plugins.
Now if you have administrator rights it is really easy! Especially after having to proceed as mentioned above.  It is as simple as finding the plugin you want and adding it to your Moodle through a simple procedure.  The video below will show you where to locate the plugins.
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