Blocks ::: block_notifications
Maintained by Picture of Goran JosicGoran 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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  • MD shot of me from his iphone4
    Mon, Mar 11, 2013, 1:47 PM
    Hi Goran,
    Please consider adding your git repository and issues tracker links to the 'Useful links' section.
  • Picture of Goran Josic
    Mon, Mar 11, 2013, 8:21 PM
    Ok. Source control URL and Bug Tracker URL added.
  • Anthony Borrow
    Wed, Mar 13, 2013, 3:54 AM
    Goran - Thanks for providing those URLs. Ideally, the name of the repository would be moodle-block_notifications (I realize it is a small difference but you may want to consider renaming the repository and updating the URLs). Peace - Anthony
  • Anthony Borrow
    Wed, Mar 13, 2013, 5:02 AM
    Goran - I was wondering if you might be able to explain what additional functionality that the notifications block provides that the events api does not. I am getting ready to install the block and poke around a bit. The current version lists that it is for Moodle 2.0 - have you tested it on other more recent versions of Moodle? Peace - Anthony
  • Anthony Borrow
    Wed, Mar 13, 2013, 5:05 AM
    p.s. - I have a personal pet peeve with SMS notifications. I realize it is less of an issue where many folks have unlimited texting; however, I still think there should be some type of warning provided to a user that they may be charged for texts received. Peace - Anthony
  • Anthony Borrow
    Wed, Mar 13, 2013, 7:04 AM
    So as I understand this, it basically creates a message for recent course activity and gives the user an option as to how they wish to receive that message. I am thinking this could be introduced to core by creating a message provider for the recent activity block and utilize the Messaging and events code already in Moodle. There is a message provider addon - - that may provide the SMS functionality. Peace - Anthony
  • Anthony Borrow
    Wed, Mar 13, 2013, 7:13 AM
    I noticed that you mentioned a 1.9 version, you could also add the zip file to this entry. Any reason, not to include it here?
  • Anthony Borrow
    Wed, Mar 13, 2013, 7:36 AM
    I commented on MDL-17045 which is a request to provide similar functionality in core. Feel free to watch, vote, comment as you wish. Peace - Anthony
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