I am the Moodle administrator at my school which is a publicly-funded gastronomy and hotel management school. The school has a hotel and two restaurants to give the students the opportunity to "practice" with real clientele.
A teacher who teaches a reception course came to see me with a particular request. In the past, this teacher used a hand-written Schedule which laid out the available periods at the hotel's reception desk; the students would then choose the periods which suited their Schedule. They are required to complete 37 hours of reception desk duty in order to get credit for this course. Once all the slots were filled in, the teacher then manually entered the data into Excel tables so she could keep track of who was working the desk at what time.
Clearly this isn't an very efficient system and it wasn't always available for consultation by the students.
I would like to offer her a Moodle based alternative seeing as the school's administration is pushing for an more in-depth use of the Platform.
I would need some kind of calendar or scheduling plugin that would display available time slots at the reception. Once a student chose that particular time slot, it would become "unavailable" to other students. Emailed reminders of their assigned reception duty would also be useful.
Does anyone know if something of the sort exists for Moodle? I am not certain the basic Moodle calendar really fits this teacher's needs...
Thanks in advance!