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.
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  • Tue, Sep 29, 2015, 6:00 PM

    Please check the Readme.txt file.
  • Tue, Sep 29, 2015, 6:03 PM

    Readme.txt file of Notification plugin.?
  • Tue, Sep 29, 2015, 6:14 PM
    when i copy that folder of plugin into the blocks folder and login with administrator accounts it show the table of updating the plugins and when i press the "upgrade moodle data base now " it shows the message like these
    ( Dependencies check failed for block_notifications)
    (You must solve all the plugin requirements before proceeding to install this Moodle version!)
    please help me that how can i resolve this issue.?
  • Tue, Sep 29, 2015, 6:21 PM

    there are two versions. If your moodle version is lower than 2.7.x then you need the notifications 1.9. You can force the installation on by modifying the $plugin->requires in the version.php but I don't advise that because the notifications 2.3 uses the new logging system implemented in moodle 2.7 and upper.
  • Tue, Sep 29, 2015, 7:09 PM
    I am using the version of notification 2.3 in my moodle but after that it is also giving the same error in installing this plugin.? what can I do further..?
  • Tue, Sep 29, 2015, 7:20 PM
    Check your moodle version. If it is lower than 2.7 then you need the notifications 1.9.
  • Fri, Oct 2, 2015, 6:26 PM
    Hi @Goran,

    Great plugin, I have a couple of questions. When i test the emails, they all seem to be sent from Admin user although i tested it from other users.

    My second question is that would it be possible to view the content of the calendar event.

    Thanks again
  • Mon, Oct 5, 2015, 6:12 PM
    Hi Goran,
    I tried to install the block Notifications, but the RSS feed stays empty ! When I look in my database, the table "block_notifications_log" has no entry... The two others table are well filled. Any idea where does it come from ?
    Thank you !
  • Mon, Oct 5, 2015, 8:49 PM
    @Zeid Fanous
    Right now the system sends the email by using the first admin. The teachers are added easily to the courses and it is very difficult to choose which one is the referent. Also the teacher might remove himself/herself from the course. The administrator is always there.

    I might add a field in the settings and let the user choose which email should the mail come from.

    As for the calendar content there is a link directing to the event. This way the user can see the updated content no matter how many times the teacher has updated the event.
  • Tue, Oct 6, 2015, 4:21 PM
    Thanks Goran for clearing up these things for me. Excellent plugin smile
  • Tue, Oct 6, 2015, 5:29 PM
    HI Goran,
    im on latest moodle 2.9 and just installed the plugin. i have set it up on a course page with email notifications only. i have then logged in as as a student to double check notification has been enabled on personal settings.
    i have then gone back to admin and posted up material and an event on the calender but i dont get any emails. i have ran cron and doubel checked scheduled tasks also but nothing. any help would be much appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.
  • Tue, Oct 6, 2015, 5:35 PM
    @Naem Mohamed

    The administrator actions on the course are considered maintenance and are not notified to the user. Please use a teacher account if you want your users to get the notifications.
    I will update the Readme.txt file in the next version. Soon to be released.

    @Zeid Fanous Thank you.
  • Tue, Oct 6, 2015, 9:02 PM

    just tested it and its perfect.. many thanks
  • Tue, Oct 6, 2015, 9:05 PM
    @naeem mohamed

    Glad to read that. You are welcome.
  • Thu, Oct 22, 2015, 8:54 PM
    Can anyone tell me why NOTIFICATIONS to a suspended user is sent for changes in the course he was enrolled to ?
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