Blocks ::: block_notifications
Maintained by Goran Josic
Not always logged in, you want to be up to date about new content, discussions or events in your Moodle courses? This moodle block implements a solution that periodically notifies learners about new content or activities included into a Moodle course. This solution will act as a sentinel that detects whether new contents or new activities have been included into the Moodle course, and notify the learners and/or the instructors about that. Notifications methods are: e-mail message RSS aggregator SMS message There is also a version of this plugin for Moodle 1.9 that can be downloaded from the Website.

Notifications 2.4.3

Moodle 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
Released: Monday, June 25, 2018, 9:01 PM
* Thu Nov 17 11:16:44 CET 2011
* Goran Josic
* eLab -

Thank you for using Moodle Notifications block.

This block notifies changes and updates on Moodle courses via
three channels: e-mail, sms and rss.
For the license please check LICENSE.txt file.

The admin actions on the course are considered maintenance and
are not notified to the students.

The SMS functionality depends on your provider. To enable SMS
channel please extend lib/AbstractSMS.php class. Call the new
class SMS. Check lib/SMS.php.sample if you need a starting

The admin actions on the course are not reported. They are
considered maintenance.

To install please perform the following steps:

1. rename the block folder to "notifications" if you have
chosen a different name during the repository cloning
(in case you have downloaded the compressed archive
expand the archive and rename the folder to "notifications")

2. move the folder to the blocks directory of your Moodle

3. Login in your Moodle platform as Administrator and
click on Notifications inside Site Administration block.

At this point the tables should be created and the block should
be available in the Blocks list. This block is available only
inside courses. It is not possible add it to the frontpage.

This block has three levels of settings:
- Global settings are managed by Administrators
- Course settings are managed by Teachers and assistants
- Personal settings are managed by Students

Global settings have priority on Course settings and the
Course settings have priority on Personal Settings.
The e-mail and sms channels can be enabled and disabled on
every level. Only the rss channel is managed Globally or on
Course level.

You can set the default user channel preferences by using presets.
The presets can be enabled both globally and on the course level.
The course presets have precedence over the global presets.
Finally, the user preferences have precedence over the course
and global presets.

If you find a bug please submit it here:

Please provide the bug description and don't forget Moodle and
notifications block version.

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
Stable version
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 3.0, Moodle 3.1, Moodle 3.2, Moodle 3.3, Moodle 3.4, Moodle 3.5, Moodle 3.6
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.0
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.1
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.2
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.3
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.4
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.5
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.6

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
VCS repository URL

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 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.