Hi I'm new here. I'm trying to build a site for someone and was told about you all. It will be a membership site that needs to be configured to allow each person who logs in to be assigned a test number and link it to scrollable pdf's that at the end of each pdf would allow the person to then go to the next pdf. After the last pdf is read then a confirmation email with their login number/id would be automatiically emailed to the admin and to the client. They can't receive the email/confirmation/verification untill 16 hs has passed and it needs to be shown on the confirmation email that the 16 hr. course has been satifactorily completed. How can I do this with you guys? I was gonna use wordpress but I heard you allwere better for this
You probably want to ask this question not in Social forum but in Using Moodle, where you'll find a wider audience.
In Moodle 2.2+, you can use completion tracking very much like a game to "unlock" the next .pdf.
The issue of measuring time is mostly bogus. You can't really know how long someone has spent online, mostly because, with tabs it's easy to open a tab for a Moodle, then switch to your Facebook tab and spent 16 hours there.
You're wiser to convince your client that, if they think it takes 16 hours to go through all .pdfs, then, once a user has gone through all of them, they should announce the 16 hours has been spent.
In point of fact, once a .pdf is opened, there's no way to know how long it takes to go through. I'm likely to download the thing, print it off, and read it while smoking a cig and drinking a martini outside (because we don't smoke in the house), where I'm not going to sit in winter reading a computer screen.
Hi Ben!!! wow you guys get back faster than the wordpress crowd. Thanks for your response. the reason for the time tracking is because there is a state required thing for this reading assignment, and the 16 hr proof is for them. they could read it in an hour, but somehow I just need it not to send the completed course email confirmation until the 16 hr time limit. Is there a way to do this?
And how do I set up a website with Moodle, and then transfer it to my client after I finish? Is there a way to white lable it and hide the fact that I'm using Moodle? If not no problem. the main thing is the time thing
Wordpress is another issue entirely, mostly connected to #Moodle by some unhappy sop who keeps Tweeting BS about whatever it is he thinks. You can find #ELDoom on Twitter. And your biggest contrib to that would be to hit "block." He is totally boring and doubly annoying. I have no idea how #ELDoom and real #Moodle peeps ended up unhappy.
So, to biz, I think your issue is not waiting 16 hours. I think it is proclaiming 16 hours.
off topic, but noteworthy:
I have been registered for less than 24 hours, and have had great feedback on an idea that is only tangentally related to moodle. these guys are thoughtful and intelligent.
Well ... welcome to the Moodle community!
You've discovered what thousands of other teachers, course designers and developers have realised - the Moodle community is simply one of the most amazing online communities there is, and one of the most important factors that sets Moodle apart from (and above) other LMS options.