Activities: Dialogue

Maintained by Picture of Troy WilliamsTroy Williams
Dialogue between two users
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Current versions available: 3

This module allows students or teachers to start two-way dialogues with another person. Although the official line is that this functionality has been replaced by the Messaging system, some users still find it useful as it will be an actual activity in your course.

Previous maintainers: Howard Miller and Ray Kingdon


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  • Picture of Miguel Angel Velasquez Teran
    Thu, Sep 6, 2018, 4:32 AM
    Hi, will they update to version 3.4 and 3.5 of moodle? When?

    Best Regards, Miguel Angel.
  • Picture of Troy Williams
    Tue, Sep 11, 2018, 3:35 PM
    Hi Miguel Angel,

    It will be in 2 weeks time. I will test the plugin for 3.4 and 3.5. I have started working on a plan for a refactor but other commitments had pushed to the side. This is to take advantage of global search, templates, bootstrap 4 support, clean up recipient picker. I will post to the community once get it in a reasonable state. But for now, I will make it my priority to make sure current code works in 3.4 and 3.5.

    Thanks for your patience wink

    Kind regards,

  • Picture of Kimmo Kiiskinen
    Wed, Oct 10, 2018, 7:46 PM

    Is there any progress on the 3.4 and 3.5 versions?
  • Picture of Troy Williams
    Thu, Nov 1, 2018, 3:41 PM
    Hi Kimmo,

    3.4 has been released. There is an issue in 3.5 with sorting conversation listing due to Bootstrap 4. All the other functionality works... just sorting is broken. I am currently investigating a fix which involves using traditional HTML select over Bootstrap 3 component which has been used.


  • Picture of Dinis Medeiros
    Tue, Feb 5, 2019, 10:25 PM
    Is it compatible with 3.6?
  • Picture of Troy Williams
    Tue, Feb 12, 2019, 1:26 PM
    Hi Dinis,

    I haven't tested under 3.6 yet, but it will have the same sorting issues as 3.5.

  • Picture of Peter Diedrichs
    Wed, Feb 27, 2019, 9:14 PM
    Eagerly waiting for the 3.6 version ;)
  • Picture of Brenda Simmons
    Fri, Mar 15, 2019, 9:14 AM
    Hi Troy!

    Are there any plans to include any searching functionality in the dialogue? We have users who have 100 students (and therefore 100 or more dialogues) and they're having trouble searching through the dialogues to find particular users, topics, or key words.

  • Picture of Troy Williams
    Thu, Mar 28, 2019, 8:34 AM
    Hey Brenda,

    There is a request to add global search support My main priority at the moment is moving front-end type code into templates etc and making sure it works in 3.5, 3.6. As sorting is broken due to older bootstrap CSS.

  • Picture of Miguel Angel Velasquez Teran
    Thu, May 9, 2019, 4:20 AM
    Hi Troy

    Sorry to reiterate the question, when will it be compatible with Moodle 3.6?

    Best Regards, Miguel Angel
  • Picture of Miguel Angel Velasquez Teran
    Fri, Sep 27, 2019, 6:28 AM
    Will we have update for moodle 3.6 an 3.7?, please do not forget this plugin, it is very useful for moodle.

    Best regards, Miguel Angel
  • Picture of Miguel Angel Velasquez Teran
    Thu, Oct 17, 2019, 8:47 PM
    Update for Moodle 3.6, 3.7? It's possible?
  • Picture of Victor Santos
    Wed, Mar 18, 2020, 8:11 PM
    I am getting this error, but the message is saved and works fine. Any idea what it can be? using moodle 3.7

    Exception - Argument 1 passed to message_send() must be an instance of core\message\message, instance of stdClass given, called in [dirroot]/mod/dialogue/classes/message.php on line 357
  • Picture of Dave Foord
    Wed, Sep 9, 2020, 10:22 PM
    Hi - is it possible for the email notifications that go out to include the actual message rather than just the subject? I tried changing the language packs and using {$a->message} but this didn't work.
  • Picture of Peter Diedrichs
    Thu, Feb 4, 2021, 12:12 AM
    I wonder, what's the status for this plugin and it's maintenance? The last versions is from 2017, and the bug tracker link is dead. We use it a lot in Moodle 3.8, but are soon upgrading to Moodle 3.9.
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