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Installing the A.nnotate plugin for Moodle version 1.9

Current version: 1.1.4  8-January-2012

The annotate plugin is delivered as a Moodle block. It has global configuration settings to supply the address of the annotate server to use and local configuration to specify how it should operate on particular pages.

  1. Download the plugin: annotate-moodle19-1.1.4.zip.
  2. Unzip the file in the /blocks folder of your Moodle installation. It will make a new folder called annotate containing PHP and JavaScript files for the plugin.
  3. Copy the file lang/en_utf8/block_annotate.php to the main lang/en_utf8 folder in the Moodle installation.
  4. Return to the home page and click on Notifications in the Site administration menu. It will notify you that there is a new plugin and prompt you to supply the plugin configuration settings. If it does not, then you can access them at any time from the Modules/Blocks/Manage blocks page from the Site administration menu. If you would like to try the plugin out but do not have your own Annotate server, then contact support -at- textensor.com for access details for a free demonstration server.
  5. On the A.nnotate plugin settings page, enter the URL of the Annotate server, the server admin email address and the API key.

Local settings

To enable annotate on a page simply add the "Annotate" block to that page.

The plugin can operate in two modes, "Individual" and "Group":

Each occurrence of the block can have its own access mode and master user. The default mode is "Individual". Just turn editing on and edit the block's settings to change it. Note, that if you select "Group" mode and supply a Master user, then that user must tell Annotate to accept new documents. To do this, the master user should log in to annotate, go to their account page, and add the url of the Moodle server to the list at the bottom of that page under "Adding annotations to your own web pages".

Support

Please contact support -at- textensor.com with any questions about the plugin or Annotate itself, or suggestions of additional features you would like.