Monday, August 22, 2011

Making the "Web's best php shoutbox" even better for your Moodle site

In my last post, if you were observant enough, you would have noticed an interesting-looking block on the lower right-hand corner of my Moodle course page. That's the section with the red border. Today's post is about that intriguing block with the text "Whisper" inside it. At the end of this post, you will know how to install a profanity-filtered chat widget that can identify the post by it's poster's Moodle account firstname. The widget also shows who is currently online. Best of all, this chat widget is free to use! Two versions of this chat widget exist - one version that is tested and running on both Moodle 1.9.x AND Moodle 2.x; and one version (with avatars) that so far as of 1st September 2011, has only been tested on Moodle 1.9.x.

Figure 1. Check out the area shown in red border.

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