Is there any way for users to view old messages (ones that have already popped up)? All I can find is the "search" function -- but that only works if you know what to search for.
What I do now is first thing I add the user to my contact list--that way I can always find it again by looking through the message history of my contacts.
Another tip is to search for a common word, such as "the" and see if you can find it that way.
I've just discovered this myself. It seems an odd design.
An easy 'message history' area would be great, with perhaps an Administrator defined limit of how many messages can be kept by users (to reduce server load)?
The question aroudn this for us, is us as admins can see student/faculty replies by clicking message history if we know the student, but when the faculty is logged in they can only see their messages sent to students and not the replies, is this a security thing or what????
Where is this dialog message found.
I am newbie to this forum. I see that this thread was last updated in 2007. I was just wondering if there has been any solution to the problem of being able to view old messages. We are just migrating from Manhattan and our faculty members are used to that model. Any inputs to make this transition smooth would be great.
Hi ... I am still waiting, if anyone got the solution of this problem. I saw that reply with database access with phpmyadmin console but that is not what we are looking for. I think we should make one routine which can be usefull for everybody.
We have only changed the code/frontend, but not the databse or other core somponents it should be what you are searching for. I think we will distribute it in the plugin Database in some weeks.
I ran into this problem here in 2012 as it seems there is still no clear way to view old messages. However, it is possible. Just not obivous.
To view message history:
1) Click on a participants name.
2) Click the 'Send Message' button underneath the participant's information.
3) Click 'Message History' link. A new window should pop-up with the message history. So also be sure your pop-up blocker for Moodle is deavtivated.
It seems strange to have to begin sending a message to view message history..but, hey. It works.
Just followed your advice and worked perfectly, thanks very much, a great help indeed!