New Moodle Module – Gallery Resource

I have not done any coding for quite a while now but with the end of the academic year (in the UK) approaching it is time to look at Moodle 2.7 and upgrade some features.

To test how much I have forgotten I decided to create a new module to fill a requirement that I have noticed. We use the Lightbox Gallery module but for many it offers too many options and is too difficult to set up. To fix this I decided that a new resource was required that simply provides a filemanager to upload photos to and no other options.

After a couple of nights playing (mostly getting used to the File API) I have got a working prototype.

Built using the Module Template at https://github.com/moodlehq/moodle-mod_newmodule and the Galleria Javascript Gallery at http://galleria.io/ as well as the Galleria Classic Mod from http://gehrcke.de/galleria-classicmod/

This is designed for Moodle 2.7 only although should work in earlier versions by replacing the logging code

UPDATE (Download removed)!!!
After creating this I have discovered the Media Collection module https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=mod_mediagallery

This has “Gallery as an Activity” in a better format (IMHO) than the LightBox gallery. I will now replace the Galleria JS with the Lightbox from this module for a more consistent experience when running both.
Watch this space for updates!

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