Moodle 3.1 LTS modules development
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Moodle 3.1 LTS modules development

About the Book

I'm going to cover how to build Moodle module - also called "activity". While doing so, we will go through most of the Moodle building blocks. I'm not covering any other plugin types (blocks, filters, reports...) explicitly but after studying this book and a bit of extra research you should be comfortable with development of any Moodle plugin type.

About the Author

Tomasz Muras
Tomasz Muras

My name is Tomasz Muras and I'm a software developer. I have been doing Moodle development for quite a few years by now. If you want to get in touch with me, you can send me a message from my [ profile](

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Moodle Architecture
    • Web stack elements
    • General architecture
    • Class loader
    • Core global variables
    • Moodle APIs
  • Hello world
    • Moodle context
  • Hello module
    • version.php
    • mod/php/db/install.xml
    • mod/php/db/access.php
    • mod_form.php
    • lib.php
    • mod/php/lang/en/php.php
    • view.php
  • Moodle forms
    • Form definition
    • Validation
    • Form processing
    • Files processing
    • Editing submission
  • Moodle DB API
    • Data structures
    • DB updates
    • Transactions
    • Debugging DB
  • Gradebook
    • Basic gradebok support
    • Gradebook support ++
  • File API
    • Moodle data
    • Moodle database
    • PHP module extension
  • Logging and events API
    • Events
    • Module viewed event
    • Observer
  • Backup and restore
    • Backup
    • Restore
  • Testing
    • Unit tests with PHPUnit
    • Acceptance testing with Behat
  • Final touches
    • Adding an icon
    • Navigation entry
    • Completions support
    • Language translations
    • Things not covered

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