Blocks: Mass Actions block

block_massaction
Maintained by Picture of Clem Smith Clem Smith
This block allows instructors to perform actions upon multiple resources or activities, rather than having to perform repeated actions on individual items.
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This block allows instructors to perform actions upon multiple resources or activities, rather than having to perform repeated actions on individual items.

To use this block, Javascript must be enabled in your browse and you must be in editing mode in the course home page. The user must have capability "block/massaction:use". The block may now be used with a course in any course format. However, the OneTopic format is not properly supported at this time. The work-around is to change course formats to another format (Weekly or Topics are well-tested), move the course content around, then change the course format back to OneTopic. I will try to fix the interaction between OneTopic and Mass Actions in the future.

Supported actions include mass selection, indentation, deletion, hiding, showing, and moving. To select items to perform actions on, simply click the checkbox to the right of it in the course home page or use select functionality, then click the action you would like to perform in the block.

Note: the original block for Moodle 1.9 is on http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-20213; this is the version for Moodle 2.

If you encounter bugs or have suggestions for improvement, please use the bug tracker URL and I will work on those as quickly as possible.

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Contributors

Picture of Clem Smith
Clem Smith (Lead maintainer)
Picture of Huy Hoang
Huy Hoang: Original maintainer
Picture of Jon Marthaler
Jon Marthaler: Former developer
Picture of Dominic Hanzely
Dominic Hanzely: Former developer
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  • Picture of Hartmut Scherer
    Thu, 3 Dec 2015, 8:17 AM
    Are there plans to add "copy" to this block?
  • Picture of Matthew Davidson
    Thu, 18 Feb 2016, 12:09 AM
    I have added a pull request that adds a "Duplicate to section" functionality. Please consider adding this feature. Thanks!
  • Picture of Hartmut Scherer
    Thu, 21 Apr 2016, 3:26 PM
    Thank you for adding the duplicate feature and sorry that I didn't return to this site sooner. I tried the duplicate function today and it works great.
  • Picture of Michele Turre
    Thu, 5 May 2016, 10:44 PM
    Like Eliz. Dalton, we are seeing some problems when Mass Actions is used under the Collapsed Topics format. (Works fine in other formats). We are able to add the block under Collapsed Topics, but the drop-down lists do not display custom Section names, rather the drop-downs list Topic 1, Topic 2, Topic 3, etc.

    This appears to be a regression for a fix I requested two years ago smile See comment posted below by Huy Hoang Thu, Apr 4, 2013, 2:42 PM (Uploaded version 2013040400 that tries to parse the section names, as requested by Michele.)
  • Picture of Michele Turre
    Thu, 5 May 2016, 10:45 PM
    Forgot to mention, we are running Moodle 3.0.3 and latest Mass Actions (v1.2.2 (2016030400))
  • Picture of Shailesh Navale
    Sat, 28 May 2016, 4:25 PM
    The mass action block option is not appearing on the block menu, I am using moodle 3.0.
  • Picture of Shailesh Navale
    Sat, 28 May 2016, 4:27 PM
    I checked the installation , it is installed but not working.........
  • Picture of Jürg Hoerner
    Thu, 15 Sep 2016, 12:21 AM
    On Moodle 3.1 I receive the following messages. is this Messaage a problem?

    Notice: Constant ASSIGNSUBMISSION_ONLINEPOODLL_FILEAREA already defined in /var/www/lms.alte-kanti-aarau.ch/moodle/mod/assign/submission/onlinepoodll/locallib.php on line 34 Notice: Constant ASSIGNSUBMISSION_ONLINEPOODLL_COMPONENT already defined in /var/www/lms.alte-kanti-aarau.ch/moodle/mod/assign/submission/onlinepoodll/locallib.php on line 35 Notice: Constant ASSIGNSUBMISSION_ONLINEPOODLL_TABLE already defined in /var/www/lms.alte-kanti-aarau.ch/moodle/mod/assign/submission/onlinepoodll/locallib.php on line 37
  • Picture of Brian Warling
    Wed, 21 Sep 2016, 1:41 AM
    The "Duplicate to section" feature doesn't appear to work in 2.7. Our developer says it's calling a function that doesn't exist in 2.7 (introduced in 2.8). He opened an issue ticket on github (https://github.com/at-tools/moodle-block_massaction/issues/12)
  • Picture of Chandrashekar Ramanathan
    Thu, 15 Jun 2017, 5:52 PM
    Installed with Moodle 2.8 and it works like a charm. Thank you!
  • Picture of Dan Zhao
    Mon, 21 Aug 2017, 10:45 PM
    Any news on 3.3?
  • Picture of Clem Smith
    Thu, 24 Aug 2017, 10:29 PM
    I am working on a version compatible with 3.3 and later. Hoping to have it ready next week.
  • Picture of Angel Diaz Incio
    Wed, 13 Sep 2017, 12:42 AM
    We cannot make this work on 2.3.4 (We used the one for Moodle 2.4). The plugin installs without problems but the block shows the message "Javascript must be enabled..." (It is enabled), and the checkboxes to select activities are missing, we also tried to disable AJAX to no avail, please let us know if there's something we can do.
  • Picture of Clem Smith
    Wed, 13 Sep 2017, 9:52 PM
    Moodle 3.3 compatible version will be out next week. I've got it working and tested; it's being reviewed right now. I apologize for the delay!
  • Picture of Raf Albert
    Thu, 21 Sep 2017, 8:40 PM
    We installed the latest version in Moodle 3.3 and everything works great.
    Thank you for this great plugin.
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