I'm not sure if this is a "messaging" or a "roles" problem, so I'm choosing "general" .
I'm using moodle Moodle 1.8 + (2007021503), php 4.4.4 and MySQL.
I want to allow my students to send bulk messages. They requested that as it would be really useful for their group work. In the "override roles" section, I found the field "Send a message to many people moodle/course:bulkmessaging" which I thought would do.
Logging on with my test user, I noticed I can now select users, but the drop-down menu does not show the entry "Add/Send message" - in fact, it shows nothing execpt the default dummny "With selected users".
Any idea what other roles I might need to override? Or any other suggestions?
You might find this useful:
It is an addon that will allow users in a course (staff or students) to message any/all members of the class.
Create a role CanSendToAll and give it the following permissions:
I have no idea why the second capability is needed, but it is. It will be interesting to see what new and dangerous powers your students discover
For now, I used the role override, which worked fine with the additional override. So far, I couldn't find any "new and dangerous powers" because of the second override. I believe they would need access to logfiles to actually be able to read all messages - which they don't have, fortunately.
I'll look into the quickmail block, but for now, I preferred not to mess around too much with my working system - but the attachment and history functions look really nice.
I am not able to find "moodle/site:readallmessages ". Where can I find it?
I have another problem. I wonder if you can help me.
I am trying to give permission to send bulk messages to all the teachers, so I went to the following and clicked the tab call "Allow role Assignment" and "Allow role overides".
Administration / ► Users / ► Permissions / ► Define roles