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Scratch Programming Plugin

Gideon Williams's profile picture
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12 January 2013, 1:13 PM

Scratch is free programming software that lets you make interactive games. It is used an awful lot in the UK in schools

Is anyone working on a plugin that would allow you the opportunity to play the game embedded in a Mahara page. You can embed scratch games from their site but it uses applets which will not work in text boxes.

I believe there was a plugin ages ago on Moodle for scratch

Any suggestions or advice greatfully received, thanks


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Kristina Hoeppner's profile picture
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14 January 2013, 10:03 AM

Hello Gideon,

There is a wishlist item at

But you should be able to use the external resource plugin and have Scratch applets displayed, cf. the discussion at

The embed code for Scratch is <applet> which is stripped out of Mahara. A special filter could be created for the core code for it to be allowed through. It were easier if it were an iframe...



Gideon Williams's profile picture
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14 January 2013, 1:50 PM

Thank you so much (again!) Kristina. It is annoying that it is not an <iframe> as how much easier would this be!

 I have had a quick look at Laurent’s Plug-in. We run Mahara v1.5 – do you think this will work on it – I am not sure how best to contact him?




15 January 2013, 1:56 AM

Hello Gideon,

Laurent works in  Switzeland for the Univeristy of Geneva. You can contact him through his account or directly at <Laurent[dot]Opprecht[at]

You can refer to me we know and have worked altogether.

But for a quick answer, YES, Laurent's plugin is working on 1.5 and 1.6. There is also a will that Laurent takes time to embed it into the Mahara core, but I know he is quite busy at the moment.



Gideon Williams's profile picture
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16 January 2013, 11:45 AM

I downloaded the plugin thanks to WebAnywhere.

It works very well with Google Maps and embedding pdfs but I cannot get it to work with Slideshare or Scratch an djust creates a hyperlink ot the site. When I try to link it to Flickr it just hangs.

The video link shows you what I mean -

I will contact Laurent directly to see if there is a fix as things might have changed in nearly 11 months (unless you know why I am getting this?)

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