Advanced Notifications

Blocks ::: block_advnotifications
Maintained by Zander Potgieter, Learning Works
Easily create, manage and display notifications/alerts to users.

Advanced Notifications v1.3.12

Moodle 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9
Released: Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 6:41 AM

Build Status PRs Welcome


Allows for notifications to be easily managed and set to be displayed to users

This block allows users to display DEFCON-like alerts, which are Bootstrap-based, allowing for various configurations. This could be useful in cases such as alerting users of scheduled outages, welcoming them to your site, teachers can use it to notify users of changes/due dates, etc.

Functionality Demo GIF

Features:

  • Customisable title & message
  • Basic HTML tags allowed for advanced users
  • Multi-lingual/filter support
  • Multiple types of notifications (Bootstrap-based)
  • Type-based icons (optional setting)
  • Dismissible/Non-Dismissible
  • Customisable date range to show notifications
  • Display a notification to the user a set amount of times
  • Instance-based or global/site-wide notifications
  • Enable/Disable a/all notifications (Site-wide and instance-based)
  • Edit/Delete/Restore notifications
  • Option to auto-delete notification after end date
  • Option to permanently delete notifications that's had the deleted flag for more than 30 days
  • Option to automatically remove user (dismissed/seen) records that relates to notifications that don't exist anymore
  • AJAX used to improve user-experience and simplify processes
  • Live-preview when making/editing a notification
  • Easy to use, but fully documented with all the nitty-gritty information
  • Implements Privacy API (GDPR Compliance)

For full documentation, please check here - or check the plugin's /docs directory.


Notification Anatomy

Alert Types Image


Installation Notice

All the plugin's settings are disabled by default. Enable it upon installation if you wish to start using it immediately or enable it later by navigating to Site Administration > Plugins > Blocks > Advanced Notifications.


Backwards Compatibility/Progressive Enhancement

Although the plugin works and is usable without JavaScript, it is highly recommended to use the plugin with JavaScript enabled. Using the plugin with JavaScript disabled does not allow for some features to be used to their full potential ranging from dismissing a notification to dynamically editing existing notifications and the live-preview feature - all of which relies on JavaScript in some form to make the user's experience more enjoyable.


Pull Requests

Pull requests are welcome - submit pull requests to address issues, add features, fix typos, anything!

Version information

Version build number
2020101317
Version release name
v1.3.12
Can be updated from
v1.2.2, v1.2.3, v1.2.4 (2018071817), v1.3.2 (2019012311), v1.3.4, v1.3.5, v1.3.6 (2019091715), v1.3.7, v1.3.8 (2020042913), v1.3.9, v1.3.11
Can be updated to
v1.4.0, v1.4.1, v1.4.2 (2021021012)
Maturity
Stable version
MD5 Sum
872a6f7cf55a21988d5203787fbea588
Supported software
PHP 7.0, PHP 7.1, PHP 7.2, Moodle 3.5, Moodle 3.6, Moodle 3.7, PHP 7.3, PHP 7.4, Moodle 3.8, Moodle 3.9

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
GIT
VCS repository URL
VCS branch
master
VCS tag
v1.3.12

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Blocks

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the block folder.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myblock") in the "blocks" subdirectory.
  4. Visit http://yoursite.com/admin to complete the installation
  5. Turn editing on in any home or course page.
  6. Add the block to the page
  7. Visit the config link in the block for more options.