Blocks: Alerts

block_alerts
Maintained by Picture of Chris Kenniburg Chris Kenniburg, Picture of Bryan Smith Bryan Smith, Picture of Andreas Wagner Andreas Wagner
This is required by the Socialwall Course Format. This block is used to indicate any due dates for activities such as an assignment or quizzes that have been added to a course. It is very similar to the standard Upcoming events block (calendar_upcoming) but it would also display any alerts posted by the teacher with its date. Alerts are posts with a special flag normally sent by teachers by using the socialwall format for a course.
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This plugin is part of a set of plugins belonging to the socialwall course format. 

This block is used to indicate any due dates for activities such as an assignment or quizzes that have been added to a course. It is very similar to the standard Upcoming events block (calendar_upcoming) but it would also display any alerts posted by the teacher with its date. Alerts are posts with a special flag normally sent by teachers by using the socialwall format for a course.


A super big thank you to REMC Michigan http://remc.org for supporting and funding this project.

Special thanks to Moodle Partner  Synergy Learning http://www.synergy-learning.com for doing the hard work of developing this course format.

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This plugin is part of set Socialwall course format.

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  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 1:14 AM
    Hi, thanks for this contributing this plugin. I was able to successfully test the basic functionality in the combination with the
    format. Some review notes follow.

    * It would help to explain in the plugin description and the README file how this block differs from what the standard Upcoming events block,
    i.e. what enhancements it provides (highlighting alarm posts from the social wall I guess).
    * From the UI (before looking into the code), it was not clear to me what "Sticky Posts on Top" config option does and even then, it
    did not seem to affect the list of alerts.
    * The settings.php is being included in the global scope so it would be safer to call the $maxalerts with the frankenstyle prefix
    (or do not use it at all).
    * PARAM_TEXT does not seem to be a correct type for the config_maxalerts field, I would expect PARAM_INT here.
    * Some issues mentioned in the format review applies here as well (missing PNG version of the picture, capitalised titles, missing
    tracker and source code repository URLs)

    I have not found any blockers so this can be approved once the missing URLs are provided. As you requested in the private message, I
    am putting this on hold for now so we can approve all the plugins in the set at once.
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Fri, 13 Mar 2015, 11:10 PM
    You are cleared to land now, welcome to the Plugins directory! (please note the bug tracker URL is still missing here)
  • Ricardo Caiado
    Wed, 7 Dec 2016, 8:21 PM
    Any upgrade to Moodle 3.2?
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