Instructions for Integrating NanoGong with Moodle 1

This page is intended for administrators (the people who do the installing or updating). If you are a teacher or student (that is, you only use the system, and not install things on it), you can ignore this page.

These are the instructions for integrating NanoGong with Moodle 1. You should already have a working version of Moodle installed.

  • If you have not integrated NanoGong with Moodle before, please follow steps 1 - 3 listed below.
  • If you have integrated NanoGong with Moodle already and want to update it to the newest version, please follow steps I - III listed below.

Page contents

Installing NanoGong with Moodle 1

  1. Installing the NanoGong Activity Module
  2. Installing the NanoGong Filter
  3. Installing the NanoGong HTMLArea

Updating an Existing Installation of NanoGong with Moodle 1

  1. Updating the NanoGong Activity Module
  2. Updating the NanoGong Filter
  3. Updating the NanoGong HTMLArea
 

Installing NanoGong with Moodle 1

1. Installing the NanoGong Activity Module

This stage explains the installation of the NanoGong Activity Module. If you only want to install the NanoGong HTMLArea and Filter you can skip to stage 2. This stage (stage 1) applies to any recent version of Moodle before Moodle version 2.0.

 
Step 1.1 DOWNLOAD NANOGONG MOODLE MODULE
  • Download the NanoGong activity module from the downloads page after submitting a request form
 
Step 1.2 EXTRACT THE FILES
  • You will see that all the files in the zip file are in the directory nanogong
  • Extract the directory and files to the directory moodle/mod/ to create moodle/mod/nanogong
 
Step 1.3 INSTALL NANOGONG MODULE IN MOODLE
Installing the module using the 'Notifications' link
Installing the module
using the
'Notifications' link
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  • Log on Moodle as admin
  • Click on the 'Notifications' link
  • The Gong module will be automatically installed and you will receive a message saying that the module was installed and the database tables was created
The resulting screen display
The Message Indicating Successful Gong Module Installation
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2. Installing the NanoGong Filter

This stage and the next stage explain the installation of the NanoGong Filter and the NanoGong HTMLArea. If you only want to install the NanoGong Activity Module you can skip these two stages. This stage (stage 2) applies to any recent version of Moodle before Moodle version 2.0.

 
Step 2.1 DOWNLOAD NANOGONG FILTER
  • Download the NanoGong filter from the downloads page after submitting a request form (you probably already did this in step 1.1 above)
 
Step 2.2 EXTRACT THE FILES
  • You will see that all the files in the zip file are in the directory nanogong
  • Extract the directory and files to the directory moodle/filter/ to create moodle/filter/nanogong
 
Step 2.3 ENABLE THE NANOGONG FILTER
  • Log on Moodle as admin
  • Go to the filter management page on the site administration menu
  • Enable the NanoGong filter by clicking on the eyelid on the page
Enable the NanoGong Filter
Enable the NanoGong Filter through the Filter Management Page
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3. Installing the NanoGong HTMLArea

 
Step 3.1 DOWNLOAD NANOGONG HTMLAREA PACKAGE
  • Download the NanoGong HTMLArea package according to your Moodle versions from the downloads page after submitting a request form (you probably already did this in step 1.1 above)
    • Packages are available for Moodle versions: 1.7.7, 1.8.14, 1.9.2, 1.9.4, 1.9.6, 1.9.7, 1.9.8, 1.9.9, 1.9.10, 1.9.11 and 1.9.11+
    • Please make backups before you proceed with this installation
 
Step 3.2 EXTRACT THE FILES
Warning: The installation of the NanoGong HTMLArea will overwrite some of the core files of your Moodle system, please make sure you have made backups before proceeding
  • You will see that there are a lot of files in different directories
  • Extract all files, with their directory structure intact, in the moodle directory
    • You will be asked for overwrite confirmation because some of the files already exist in Moodle
    • If you use other Moodle versions you may have to patch the files by yourself (see our FAQ here)
 

Updating an Existing Installation of NanoGong with Moodle 1

I. Updating the NanoGong Activity Module

This stage explains the update of the NanoGong Activity Module. If you only want to update the NanoGong HTMLArea and Filter you can skip to stage II. This stage (stage I) applies to any recent version of Moodle before Moodle version 2.0.

 
Step I.I DOWNLOAD NANOGONG MOODLE MODULE
  • Download the NanoGong activity module from the downloads page after submitting a request form
 
Step I.II EXTRACT THE FILES
  • You will see that all the files in the zip file are in the directory nanogong
  • Extract the directory and replace the old one in the directory moodle/mod/
 

II. Updating the NanoGong Filter

This stage and the next stage explain the update of the NanoGong Filter and the NanoGong HTMLArea. If you only want to update the NanoGong Activity Module you can skip these two stages. This stage (stage II) applies to any recent version of Moodle before Moodle version 2.0.

 
Step II.I DOWNLOAD NANOGONG FILTER
  • Download the NanoGong filter from the downloads page after submitting a request form (you probably already did this in step I.I above)
 
Step II.II EXTRACT THE FILES
  • You will see that all the files in the zip file are in the directory nanogong
  • Extract the directory and replace the old one in the directory moodle/filter/
 

III. Updating the NanoGong HTMLArea

 
Step III.I DOWNLOAD NANOGONG HTMLAREA PACKAGE
  • Download the NanoGong HTMLArea package according to your Moodle versions from the downloads page after submitting a request form (you probably already did this in step I.I above)
    • Packages are available for Moodle versions: 1.7.7, 1.8.14, 1.9.2, 1.9.4, 1.9.6, 1.9.7, 1.9.8, 1.9.9, 1.9.10, 1.9.11 and 1.9.11+
    • Please make backups before you proceed with this update
 
Step III.II EXTRACT THE FILES
Warning: The update of the NanoGong HTMLArea will overwrite some of the core files of your Moodle system, please make sure you have made backups before proceeding
  • You will see that there are a lot of files in different directories
  • Extract all files, with their directory structure intact, in the moodle directory
    • You will be asked for overwrite confirmation because some of the files already exist in Moodle
    • If you use other Moodle versions you may have to patch the files by yourself (see our FAQ here)