SWF Activity Module goes public

SWF Activity Module goes publicI’m pleased to announce the full public release of the SWF Activity Module for Moodle 1.9. It’s no longer in beta phase and is safe to install in public Moodle 1.9 installations.

Followers of this blog and my elearning projects will be well aware of the SWF Activity Module and what it does. If you’re new to this site, then check out the project home site on Google Code (See the link at the end of this article).

I’ve tested the module extensively and addressed all reported bugs. I’ve also had invaluable feedback from learners, teachers and developers that has shaped the development of the module since its conception. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to making this module a success.

Calling all Flash developers and designers…

One of my main goals from the start was to make the SWF Activity Module as useful, flexible and compatible as possible, particularly for deploying 3rd party Flash learning applications and to encourage Flash developers to create learning applications for Moodle 1.9. Judging by the results of Google Analytics and feedback from developers who have tried the module, uptake has come from far and wide.

Google Analytics world map

And this is where I’d like some more feedback from people who are already using the SWF Activity Module. I’ve created a Showcase¬†wiki page on the module project site where developers can showcase their Flash learning applications that can be deployed with the SWF Activity Module. Developers and organisations can contact me directly or post their entries in the comments section of the Showcase wiki page. I’ll endeavour to keep the Showcase page links up to date so that elearning organisations can quickly and easily find developers who can supply them with the Flash learning applications that they need. It’ll also help me to develop future enhancements to the SWF Activity Module if I can see how people are using it.

Calling all Moodle developers…

If you have used the SWF Activity Module and have made any special modifications to the source code, I’d love to see what you’ve done with it. If you’ve made some changes that would benefit other users, with your consent, I’ll include those in future versions of the module. Also, if any developers are interesting in contributing to the project and helping me out with it, I’d love to hear from you. I’m very keen for this to become a group project with a wide variety of interests and support.

For details about the SWF Activity Module, what it does, how it works, downloads, installation instructions and source code, please see the project home page.