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Moodle help desk block to facilitate technical support within Moodle.
2.3 (Build 2013083000)
for Moodle 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
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Fri, May 24, 2013, 2:08 AM
Thanks for your update.
1. The link to
does not work (or preferences.php does not exist).
2. My role is manager and I can ask myself questions (and answer then my own questions) with your plugin. That's nice
It would be more nice if my *students* can ask questions to
. How do ik realize that?
And how can I assign some helpdeskemployees to the helpdesk?
Thanks a lot!
Fri, May 24, 2013, 2:40 AM
1: I uploaded a new version that fixes the preferences.php bug.
2: For users to ask questions on the helpdesk, they need the "Help Desk Asker" permission, and helpdesk employees will need the "Help Desk Answerer" permission. In our case we added the Asker permission to the "Authenticated User" system role, and our office staff have a system role that has the Answerer permission.
Fri, May 24, 2013, 2:43 AM
Thu, May 30, 2013, 6:13 PM
I just tested 2.3 (Build 2013052300) version under moodle 2.4.4 running Postgresql9.1. Installation seems to go without any problem, but I get the "A required parameter (id) was missing" error (when I try to run the helpdesk). Any idea. Have I missed anything?
Thu, May 30, 2013, 10:36 PM
If you can give us a step-by-step procedure of how you get to the error, we'll try to reproduce it and figure out what is going on.
Fri, May 31, 2013, 3:18 PM
Thanks for your prompt response - truly appreciated. Sorry, it is working fine. Just realized that I actually tried to access the link directly.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013, 11:36 AM
Is is compatible with MOODLE 2.5 and where can I get more information about the way the plugin works?
Fri, Aug 2, 2013, 8:25 PM
I tried to install your plugin in Moodle 2.4.4+ (Build: 20130627), but it didn´t work.
I got the error below:
The block helpdesk does not define the standard capability block/helpdesk:addinstance
line 598 of \blocks\moodleblock.class.php: call to debugging()
line 576 of \blocks\moodleblock.class.php: call to block_base->has_add_block_capability()
line 1088 of \lib\blocklib.php: call to block_base->user_can_addto()
line 1045 of \lib\blocklib.php: call to block_manager->user_can_delete_block()
line 248 of \blocks\moodleblock.class.php: call to block_manager->edit_controls()
line 953 of \lib\blocklib.php: call to block_base->get_content_for_output()
line 1005 of \lib\blocklib.php: call to block_manager->create_block_contents()
line 353 of \lib\blocklib.php: call to block_manager->ensure_content_created()
line 9 of \theme\votorantim\layout\general.php: call to block_manager->region_has_content()
line 807 of \lib\outputrenderers.php: call to include()
line 737 of \lib\outputrenderers.php: call to core_renderer->render_page_layout()
line ? of unknownfile: call to core_renderer->header()
line 234 of \lib\outputrenderers.php: call to call_user_func_array()
line 313 of \admin\renderer.php: call to plugin_renderer_base->__call()
line 313 of \admin\renderer.php: call to core_admin_renderer->header()
line 488 of \admin\index.php: call to core_admin_renderer->admin_notifications_page()
Fri, Sep 20, 2013, 12:15 AM
I tried to install helpdesk plugin from Moodle plugin database on a local 2.5.2 server and got the following error:
Error code: err_curl_http_code
$a contents: Array
[http_code] => 404
line 97 of /admin/tool/installaddon/classes/pluginfo_client.php: tool_installaddon_pluginfo_exception thrown
line 56 of /admin/tool/installaddon/classes/pluginfo_client.php: call to tool_installaddon_pluginfo_client->call_service()
line 289 of /admin/tool/installaddon/classes/installer.php: call to tool_installaddon_pluginfo_client->get_pluginfo()
line 44 of /admin/tool/installaddon/index.php: call to tool_installaddon_installer->handle_remote_request()
Fri, Sep 20, 2013, 12:38 AM
This looks like an issue with moodle.org
and the install add-on tool when the plugin is new. (The latest version was uploaded only a few hours ago.) See
Sun, Jan 12, 2014, 11:13 AM
We are using your plugin and there are two things that I found particularly usefull but not available in the current release:
1) An option to set default notification email/user that should receive a notification when a new ticket is created.
2) An option to include the comments in the notificaton messages sent to the creator of the ticket.
P.S. If the module proves to be usefull for my organisation, I will try to do a french translation in the next 3-4 months.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014, 10:00 AM
Install on my Moodle2.6 successfully, Teachers can see it, but students can't see it at front page block, nor in course page block.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014, 9:21 PM
Students by default should be granted the Help Desk Asker capability at the site level. The help desk currently is global throughout moodle, there are no instance specific help desks (such as one per course.) I recommend manually allowing students to have the "block/helpdesk:ask" capability to see if that works.
Sat, Mar 1, 2014, 9:37 PM
Hi, I've set up my site a few weeks ago. I have sucessfully installed some plugins. Which are great.
Then today I tried to install some more, they wont complete the installation, it just hangs on a blank screen. When I try to go to the home screen it returns me to the page informing me that I need to update the database, which wont work.
What can I do?
Sun, Mar 2, 2014, 5:22 AM
Hi Clive, I have that problem often, when I am testing a NEW plugin. Just access your folder on your server, find the new installed plugin or any suspected plugin, remove the folder totally, then you will see the Plugin overview page again. HTH.
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