This plugin adds a new course activity that allow Students or Teachers to start a private conversation with another user in the same Course.
Moodle has a sophisticated Messaging system in core now, and it's possible to have private conversations using standard functionality. However, this plugin provides a number of features somewhat different to the core functionality including:
- Adds a new Activity, so it is available just like other Activities to place within a Section (Week/Topic) just like a Forum, Quiz, Choice, etc. This potentially provides a certain level of focus, or emphasis, to the messaging.
- Easy to quickly search for the user name to message
- Can add attachments to messages - useful !
- Can save drafts - ready for later use - which is a very nice feature !
- Teachers can start private messages with all members of a Group in one operation