Scheduling Synchronous Tutoring Sessions in Learning Activities

  • Amadou Dahirou GueyeEmail author
  • Pape Mamadou Djidiack Faye
  • Bounama Gueye
  • Claude Lishou
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 916)


This paper deals with a solution allowing digital universities or distance learning structures to extend the functionalities of their distance learning platform to improve not only the management of course session activities but also the organization and synchronous scheduling of these sessions. Indeed, the major problem that is often encountered at the level of distance learning platforms is the management of course hours. This paper proposes a solution for the FOAD Moodle platform to develop a plugin offering teachers the possibility to dynamically choose their course availability and learners the possibility to visualize in real time the week’s schedules. The developed plugin is integrated as a new educational resource into the Moodle platform to extend its functionality. This plugin which constitutes the originality of this paper bears the name of Planning.


Distance learning platform Synchronous programming Plugin development Planning 



We thank CEA-MITIC ( for contributing financially to this paper. CEA-MITIC is a consortium that brings together academic institutions from Senegal and the region, research institutions and national, regional and international companies involved in the ICT sector.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amadou Dahirou Gueye
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pape Mamadou Djidiack Faye
    • 2
  • Bounama Gueye
    • 1
  • Claude Lishou
    • 3
  1. 1.Alioune Diop UniversityBambeySenegal
  2. 2.Virtual UniversityDakarSenegal
  3. 3.Cheikh Anta Diop UniversityDakarSenegal

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