Waitlist enrolment and Custom course fields

Enrolment ::: enrol_waitlist
Maintained by Yes, that's meFlotter Totte, emeneo Plugins
If students enrol via the enrolment plugin "Waitlist & Custom course fields" they are put into a waitlist in case the maximum amount of course participants is reached. They later get enrolled automatically as soon as free seats are available. The plugin also can be used to add custom course fields. Related moodle forum: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=220078
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Enrollment Process:

The enrolment plugin "Waitlist enrolment & Custom course fields" makes the following enrolment process possible:

  1. user applies for course enrolment.
  2. user gets enrolled into course in case there are still free seats. In case there are no free seats, user gets put on waiting list.
  3. If free seats are available, users from waiting list automatically get enroled.

Additionally the admin can add custom course fields.

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  • Tue, Mar 6, 2018, 10:07 PM
    Hello. The redirect from Enrolled Users to Editing the Enrolement of a User doesn't seem to work. It's a bad path with one too many redirection in its URL, a "/self/" which shouldn't be there. Will this bug be fixed in coming versions? Will there be an update of the plugin for Moodle 3.4?

    Thank you and Regards!
  • Yes, that's me
    Tue, Apr 17, 2018, 2:35 PM
    Hi MM, so far those who sponsor the development of the plugin do not see any problem with that. If you or anyone else wants to fund fixing this bug, please send me a message. Thank you!
  • Yes, that's me
    Fri, Sep 21, 2018, 11:40 AM
    Hi MM, the problem has been fixed!
  • Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 2:01 AM
    Hi Flotter and everyone!
    Do you have experience or comments about using the latest version of this plugin for Moodle 3.6.2? We would like to know if it is supposed to work. Thanks.
  • Thu, Sep 12, 2019, 8:30 PM
    The last question (from February) has not been answered yet. Can I assume that the plugin is no more activlely developed/supported?
  • Yes, that's me
    Sat, Sep 14, 2019, 3:32 PM
    Hi Timo,

    We are currently working on implementing GDPR compliance but it still will be for moodle 3.5

    If you need the plugin for another moodle version urgently or if you need a new feature etc., please send a development request at https://www.emeneo.com/support including your budget.

    You also can help with testing the plugin in higher moodle versions and sending us bugs you found.

  • Wed, Oct 9, 2019, 3:10 PM
    Greetings Flotter Totte,

    I just wanted to report on two bugs I’ve stumbled upon (Waitlist version: 3.5-h; Moodle version 3.5.8):
    1. Changing the available seats in a course to a specific value (e.g. 32) and back to infinite (=0) won’t enroll users who were previously on the waitlist. They remain stuck on the waitlist.
    2. When using 2 or more waitlists for a single course as enrollment methods, users can only enter the password of the top waitlist.

    Kind regards
  • Yes, that's me
    Wed, Oct 23, 2019, 4:59 PM
    Hey Sebastian, Regarding 1: Users should be pushed inside as soon as the next cron job runs
  • Mon, Nov 4, 2019, 8:26 PM
    Thanks for your reply.
    It works fine when changing the course size to a specific value (e.g. 10 -> 12), but as mentioned above when changing it to infinite (e.g. 10 -> 0), users on the wait list remain stuck.
    If you could point me the way on where to check in the code (having issues finding the cron job you mentioned), we would try to come up with a solution to this issue.
  • Mon, Mar 8, 2021, 3:31 PM
    HI, There is an issue when we search enrolled users then exception was showing that the specific class is not found! I tested in Moodle version 3.9
  • Yes, that's me
    Mon, Mar 8, 2021, 5:56 PM
    @Azmat Ullah, I just tried on moodle 3.9 and found no issues with that. Please open a ticket at www.emeneo.com/support or post the problem on github. Please Describe your steps and include a screenshot.
  • Fri, Feb 11, 2022, 3:41 AM
    using Course Enrol Waitlist Plugin Version 3.9-1 2021030800; description says this is used with manual enrollment and I am only seeing availability for self-enrollment. Also, indicates that an email will be sent to learner - only email and not notification within Moodle?
  • Thu, Mar 3, 2022, 3:06 PM
    I installed the plugin in my site, 3 instances of it. However, once i click one of the "click to enter text" all 3 are selected. I noticed that there is the same id for the form. How to change that to be able to use 3 instances in the same course?
  • Sat, Mar 5, 2022, 12:28 AM
    Hi Georgia, this plugin is more of a waitlist for courses, not an activity waitlist. Take a look at the FaceToFace plugin. It also includes a waitlist feature but at an activity level.
  • Yes, that's me
    Sat, Mar 5, 2022, 12:36 AM
    Hey Georgia, Please send a screenshot of your problem, especially where you click. You can send it on github (I saw you posted the problem there, too). Thanks!
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