General plugins (Local): Event Reminders

local_reminders
Maintained by Picture of Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna
Automate sending reminders for calendar events.
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This plugin will automatically send reminders for Moodle calendar events in a timely manner via Moodle message interface. This plugin allows users to control how they receive messages for each event types in Moodle calendar.

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Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna (Lead maintainer)
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Rossiani Wijaya: Mentor
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  • Picture of Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna
    Fri, 7 Jul 2017, 4:57 PM
    Hi Andrew,
    Which moodle version and plugin version you use? I believe it is somewhat older and we fixed it in the latest version.
    (See this diff: https://github.com/isuru89/moodle-reminders-for-calendar-events/commit/9116a412a9c1e2cd9a8d8fc34fd4c75f381563d1#diff-91d5700bd6a6490b6f68e88225034bde)

    Check whether the below shown condition is there with your plugin code. If not, you can add the line and verify it again.
    https://github.com/isuru89/moodle-reminders-for-calendar-events/blob/master/contents/group_reminder.class.php#L58


  • Picture of Andrew Grossmann
    Wed, 12 Jul 2017, 3:41 AM
    Thank you, Isuru. The updated version solved the issue.
  • Picture of Margaret Richards
    Tue, 8 Aug 2017, 6:27 AM
    Are there plans to make a version compatible with Moodle 3.1?
  • Picture of Marc McLain
    Sat, 19 Aug 2017, 4:38 AM
    I'm using this currently in Moodle 2.7. Is there a way to segment the reminders notifications by course?
    Example: I own course A and course B, but as a user I only want to receive reminders from Course B. Is that possible? Is there a way to adjust the Plugin Code to make this possible?
  • Picture of Intist Sro
    Mon, 21 Aug 2017, 10:21 PM
    Is the Custom Schedule not working? The 1, 3, 7 days reminders work for me. I'm not getting email reminders for the custom schedule e.g. 1 hour before activity starts. Is it a either/or function? Not both works. Like you can only use 1,3,7 days or custom schedule? Thanks.

    Custom schedule:
    local_reminders_duecustom
    Additionally specify desired schedule to send reminders in ahead of time for an event.
  • Picture of Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna
    Sat, 26 Aug 2017, 1:22 PM
    @Margaret Richards
    The latest plugin v1.5 should work in Moodle 3.1.
  • Picture of Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna
    Sat, 26 Aug 2017, 1:32 PM
    @Marc McLain
    I thought this could be done using profile specific settings as shown in here. https://docs.moodle.org/27/en/Messaging_settings#User_profile_settings

    However, currently the plugin does not support a profile/activity specific configurations to tweak out which messages should he/she receive, which I need to consider technical aspects of it in terms of how to do it.
  • Picture of Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna
    Sat, 26 Aug 2017, 1:38 PM
    @Intist Sro
    Currently the reminders work only for 1,3,7 days ahead, and there is no way to have a custom schedule from configuration unless you can modify the the code. Those days were carefully selected at the beginning of plugin development considering a reasonable reminder schedule for everyone.

    In short, you have to add a desired schedule in line 47 and append that constant in to line 124 in lib.php file to check for a custom schedule.
    And also you may want to edit settings.php file to appear custom schedules on configuration page.

    I will consider this as a feature for a future release.
    Thanks.
  • Picture of Alan Brown
    Wed, 20 Sep 2017, 6:35 AM
    Will this also work on 3.3?
  • Picture of Peter Ward
    Wed, 20 Sep 2017, 1:41 PM
    I have reminders working just fine in v3.3.1
  • Picture of Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna
    Wed, 20 Sep 2017, 4:08 PM
    @Alan Brown
    This should work with v3.3 as far as I know there is no significant api changes which affects the operation of plugin.
    You may use plugin latest version.
  • Picture of William Castiblanco
    Thu, 26 Oct 2017, 9:35 PM
    Peter Ward, which versión of "Event Reminders" are using?
  • François Lizotte
    Wed, 1 Nov 2017, 3:34 AM
    We are running Moodle 3.2 and have issues with group overrides in quizzes. Users seem to receive notifications for every group where they shoud be notified for their own group only.
  • Picture of Waleed Kotb
    Thu, 4 Jan 2018, 10:00 AM
    i'm trying to send notifications for students before the due date for "Quizzes". so basically when i set the close date for the quiz that will appear on their calendar . my concern is. even if the student completed/passed the quiz. with he still be getting a reminder ?!
  • Picture of Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna
    Thu, 4 Jan 2018, 1:02 PM
    @Waleed
    Yes, students will receive an email regardless of completed/passed. The reason is that, the plugin is suppose to send reminders as long as there is a calendar event exist for a particular event. Even if a student completed the quiz, there still will be a quiz event in the calendar. So he/she will still receive a reminder.
    I understand this is quite a feedback I received for sometime and will be considered a possibility of implementing this as a new feature in a future release. Fingers crossed.
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