Moodle plugins directory: NED - Mentor Manager
NED - Mentor Manager
Blocks ::: block_fn_mentor
Maintained by NED Support
With this block, the admin (or designated user) can assign mentors to students. Mentors can then access easy-to-read “progress reports” for their mentees. The admin (or designated users) can also create automated notifications that are sent to teachers, mentors or students based on pre-selected criteria (example: notification is emailed to mentor and student if student has not logged in for 7 days).
Current versions available: 3
This block provides a user-friendly way of pairing mentors with students. Currently, Moodle does not have an effective way of managing the mentor role. By using this block, parents, tutors, or other “helpers” are able to track the progress of particular students across multiple courses. The block exists at the site level. When a mentor logs in, his/her mentees (students) are listed inside the block. When the mentor clicks on the name of a student, a progress report is shown. This report includes grades, submissions, feedback, etc. from all relevant courses. Along with defining mentors and mentees, administrators can also create “notification rules” that are automatically sent (email or SMS) to teachers, mentors or students based on pre-selected criteria (example: send email notification to mentor and student if student has not logged in for 7 days and grade is less than 50%).
Dear NED Plugin users:
We have been maintaining these plugins for many years and raising funds to keep this work going has been an ongoing challenge, especially in the last couple years. To keep these plugins alive, we must shift to a paid membership model. This decision was not taken lightly, since we value and appreciate the spirit of sharing that is demonstrated daily by the Moodle community at large. But we also don’t want to abandon our plugins and the schools that rely on them. We hope that this move will allow us to improve the quality of our plugins and keep pace with the timeline of the Moodle releases. We are still figuring out the details but it’s likely that we will offer a tiered membership system (ex. different prices for individuals vs schools) as well as options for non-profits. We look forward to updating our current lineup of plugins and to creating new plugins to meet the needs of learners and instructors alike.
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This plugin is part of set NED.
NED Support (Lead maintainer)
Fernando Oliveira: Original maintainer
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Recently upgraded Moodle and we're getting the following error.
running 3.5.1+ (Build: 20180817)
NED Marking Manager
NED Mentor Manager
object of type stdClass as array Debug: \nError code: generalexceptionmessage\n* line 2483 of /blocks/fn_mentor/lib.php: Error thrown\n* line 2488 of /blocks/fn_mentor/lib.php: call to block_fn_mentor_get_selected_courses()\n* line 154 of /blocks/fn_mentor/block_fn_mentor.php: call to block_fn_mentor_get_selected_courses()\n* line 288 of /blocks/moodleblock.class.php: call to block_fn_mentor->get_content()\n* line 230 of /blocks/moodleblock.class.php: call to block_base->formatted_contents()\n* line 1211 of /lib/blocklib.php: call to block_base->get_content_for_output()\n* line 1263 of /lib/blocklib.php: call to block_manager->create_block_contents()\n* line 604 of /lib/outputrenderers.php:
call to block_manager->ensure_content_created()\n* line 185 of /theme/adaptable/layout/includes/header.php: call to core_renderer->standard_head_html()\n* line 30 of /theme/adaptable/layout/frontpage.php: call to require_once()\n* line 1287 of /lib/outputrenderers.php: call to include()\n* line 1217 of /lib/outputrenderers.php: call to core_renderer->render_page_layout()\n* line 112 of /index.php: call to core_renderer->header()\n, referer
Turn the initial update the site loaded correctly. It wasn't until after the teachers got into the system that this bug appeared. The only way to resolve it was for me to hide the plug in temporarily.
If you'd like to work out some time to debug, please let me know
My situation is student leave the course, but I need to keep them on as a student on that course for reporting / financial reporting reasons. I remove them from the mentor area, but they still get emails from the notifications. Any help on this?
1. Is it possible to merge scheduler with mentor block?
2. How would you modify so that scheduled appointments are only visible to the assigned mentor/mentee pair and the category manager?
3. Is it possible to only apply mentor block to one category instead of the whole site?
Is this plugin going to work for mine? Thanks.
My understanding is that this plugin has not been updated for 5 years and we do appreciate the maintainer to update it.
If it is going to be updated, I can suggest some additional features.