telegram_forum

Blocks ::: block_telegram_forum
Maintained by Marcelo Schmitt
This block allows teachers to automatically send all new forum topics to Telegram Channels.
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Many students do not use email anymore. Telegram is an alternative with free bot API. This plugin is based in two elements of Telegram:

  • Bot created by the administrator
  • Channel created by the teacher

If a teacher installs the block and configures it in a propor way, every new topic of the course in which the block is enabled will be sent to the Telegram Channel configured. This way, the student has an alert in its mobile phone.

We will probably increase the plugin to include other alerts and the selection of them.

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In order to send forum topics to Telegram Channel the administrator of Moodle and the teacher that uses the block in a course need to have an account in telegram and to make some configurations. Following you can learn what you need to do.

- Administrator

The administrator needs to:

  • Create a Telegram account for the organization where Moodle is installed or use its own (https://telegram.org or download Telegram APP in cell phone).
  • Create a Telegram Bot and take note of its token and its name  (https://core.telegram.org/bots, item 6).
  • Fill Bot Token and Bot Name when installing de plugin.


- Teacher

The teacher needs to:

  • Create a Telegram account (https://telegram.org or download Telegram APP in cell phone).
  • Create a Telegram Private Channel.
  • Take note of the channel share link. Just go into your channel and click in the channel name.
  • Take note of Channel ID.

  1. log in web telegram
  2. Click on the target channel then you will find the url displayed on your browser.
        If it's a private channel then the url must be similar to:

    https://web.telegram.org/#/im?p=c1018013852_555990343349619165
        For this case, the channel ID would be 1018013852.
        It's important to know that channel's IDs are always negative and 13 characters long!
        So add -100 to it, making the correct ID -1001018013852.

  • Fill Channel ID and Channel Link when enabling block in course.


Potential privacy issues

The only privacy issue is not related to the plugin but to Telegram App. If a student agrees to receive messages of the Channel, the teacher wil know their telephone numbers. But this happens via Telegram and not via Moodle. The plugin does not keep the telephone number of either students or teachers.

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Marcelo Schmitt (Lead maintainer)
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  • Sun, Jan 31, 2021, 9:30 PM
    Approval issue created: CONTRIB-8378
  • Sat, Jul 10, 2021, 10:16 PM
    Gran plug-in ayuda a los estudiantes a estar pendientes y apoya al buen uso de la plataforma.
  • Thu, Jul 15, 2021, 9:21 AM
    how to add it inside a course...I have installed it but not able to add to any course
  • Thu, Jul 15, 2021, 9:19 PM
    Smart & Logica Learning, there is an explanation above. But the first thing is to add the block to the course.

    The teacher needs to:

    Create a Telegram account (https://telegram.org or download Telegram APP in cell phone).
    Create a Telegram Private Channel.
    Take note of the channel share link. Just go into your channel and click in the channel name.
    Take note of Channel ID.
    log in web telegram
    Click on the target channel then you will find the url displayed on your browser.
    If it's a private channel then the url must be similar to:
    https://web.telegram.org/#/im?p=c1018013852_555990343349619165
    For this case, the channel ID would be 1018013852.
    It's important to know that channel's IDs are always negative and 13 characters long!
    So add -100 to it, making the correct ID -1001018013852.

    Fill Channel ID and Channel Link when enabling block in course.
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