Blocks: Enrolment Timer

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Block to show the user their remaining time enrolled in a course with live countdown and lots of settings to customise the display of this timer.
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Enrolment Timer Block

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This block provides the functionality to display the remaining time a user has in their enrolment period - including a live JavaScript countdown timer. There are many settings to choose from to customise the way this is displayed to the user; in text, with numbers, customisable units and so on.

Emailing functionality is also included, You can enable a setting for students to be notified by email when their enrolment is expiring in a set amount of days (Default 10). Email notifications can also be enabled to congratulate a student on passing the course. This email is sent after the student receives a required grade in the course_total grade.

The plugin has been developed with limited styling to enable the best possible base for theme overrides to align the design with your existing Moodle theme.

Developed by LearningWorks Ltd


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Learning Works (Lead maintainer)
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Jeremy FitzPatrick
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  • Picture of Hiro I
    Mon, Sep 18, 2017, 11:37 PM
    I have some questions about how flexible Enrolment Timer be set in different courses.

    While setting up Alert Email Notifications in Enrolment Timer settings, is it possible to set a different number of days (‘Days to alert on’) in different courses? The setting seems only one specific number of a day for all the courses.

    Also when we enable ‘Enable Time Warning Email’ setting, Is there way to control which courses will receive this particular email? What if we want only send a message to a few courses but not all?

  • Ricardo Caiado
    Sat, Mar 17, 2018, 10:33 PM

    Any update to Moodle 3.4?

  • Picture of Deependra Singh
    Thu, Jun 14, 2018, 2:20 PM
    Any update for Moodle 3.5 or with privacy api intregated?

  • Picture of Mathew May 🇳🇿
    Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 7:09 AM
    Hi Deependra,

    We are still investigating how to best implement the privacy API within the block, until that time there will not be an release for 3.5.
    We appreciate your understanding.

  • Hi Aaron,

    Your plugin is great. However, is there a way to make it work with the course end date?
  • Picture of Mathew May 🇳🇿
    Tue, Jul 17, 2018, 4:36 AM
    Hi Antonio,

    There are no current plans to include that functionality yet. We are however currently implementing the privacy api so it is 3.5+ compliant. We are open to pull requests for functionality if you wish to see it in the block.

  • Picture of Jamie Zelenak-Hyre
    Thu, Apr 4, 2019, 1:24 AM
    Hi Mathew, any update on this plug-in for 3.5+? We love your plug-in.
  • Picture of Zander Potgieter
    Fri, Sep 20, 2019, 9:16 AM
    Hi Jamie & others,

    The plugin have been updated to support Moode 3.5+ versions - including the Privacy API.

    Thank you for your support.

  • Picture of cerita melayu
    Sat, Sep 21, 2019, 10:15 AM
    how do i install the block timer because when i add block no block timer appears
  • Picture of Zander Potgieter
    Sat, Sep 21, 2019, 12:35 PM
    Hi Cerita,

    Please ensure you’re logged in as a student to see the timer appear.

    There’s also a plugin setting that determine if anything is shown when there is no end time set which may affect it - it’s called ”Hide block (No End Date Set)”.

    Hope that helps! smile

  • Picture of Adib Gholami
    Thu, Dec 19, 2019, 5:45 PM
    I wonder if there is a way to connect the timer to different activities within a course?
    Thank you
  • Picture of Yannick Vrolant
    Fri, Dec 20, 2019, 5:11 PM

    I wonder whether this plugin could fit our purpose : we would like to make sure that our participants spend at least 3 hours on their course otherwise their CPD fees might not be paid for by their sponsors. The idea would be to have a visual indication of the time one has spent on their course, while giving these people the opportunity to spend more time on the course if they wish to do so.

    Thanks for helping,

  • Picture of Ratish Saini
    Tue, Jan 21, 2020, 3:37 AM
    Hi I am using the following php function to calculate and store the enrolment end time in user_enrolments table in my custom plugin.
    // ****** 1 Year from today *****
    $time_end = strtotime("+1 year");
    But instead of showing the enrolment remaining time as 12 months from today, timer calculated 12 months and 24 hours. it means it adds 1 extra day.

    if I subtract 24*60*60 (1 day) from the calculated enrolment end time, anticipating that timer will show enrolment remaining as exactly 12 months, Timer starts showing the remaining time left as 12 months 5 days.

    if I convert $time_end with php date() function to test the date value, it shows the correct date exactly 12 months from today.
    Is it code problem or I am doing something wrong. Any help is appreciated.
    Wed, Jan 29, 2020, 12:34 PM
    Hi, I've tested the email alert for 4 days for finish student course, but it doesn.t work. Any suggestion?
  • Picture of Brandon Jimenez
    Fri, Jan 31, 2020, 6:04 AM
    Hi @Ricardo, I had an issue similar to the one you'r referring. What i did was to install a different plugin (can't remember the name) to test the trigger itself. I think the solution was suggested by the developers themselves (of this plugin). This allowed me to verify that the trigger was working correctly, but the email was not being delivered by the email server.
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