The Virtual Programming Lab (VPL) For Moodle gets upgraded for 2.0

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The Virtual Programming Lab (VPL) a cool activity for Moodle provides some pretty slick functionality right to Moodle to help with assessing and teaching different programming languages.  See my earlier posts here:

Recently the VPL was upgraded for Moodle 2.0.  New and improved features include,

  • Now can be used with Groups
  • Batch evaluation of submissions
  • Backup and restore in Moodle 2.
  • Upgrade from Moodle 1.9 keeping all user information.
  • Statistics of submissions of students
  • The index of VPL activities now shows the number of submissions and submissions not evaluated.
  • Translations to Catalan and Japanese

Supported languages include Ada, C, C++, C#, Fortran, Haskell, Java, Matlab/Octave, Pascal, Perl, PHP, Prolog, Ruby, Scheme, Shell script, SQL and VHDL.  Read more about the upgrades at

Check out the demo:

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