moodletxt is a block that allows teachers and administrators to send SMS/text messages to their students directly from the Moodle system. It is available free of charge to all bbconnecttxt.com customers, and trial accounts can be provided on request. The module supports both inbound and outbound messaging, allowing teachers to text their students and receive replies without ever leaving Moodle. It supports text message status updates, user-personalised messages, message templates and signatures, personal addressbooks, and has full compatibility with user timezones. As of version 3, it also supports event-based messaging via the moodletxt+ message processor.
Please note: moodletxt does not yet operate with ConnectTxt USA. Additional development work is required to comply with regional regulations. Support for ConnectTxt USA will be added to a future release of moodletxt.
Latest News (2014-11-18)
A new patch has been released for Moodletxt. This patch adds compatibility for Moodle 2.7 and 2.8, and also fixes a number of minor bugs within the block.
- Fixed issue on compose page where the signature checkbox always removed text from a message.
- Fixed several minor rendering issues on compose page.
- Fixed several rendering issues on account listing page that may occur on certain systems.
- In Moodle 2.5 and above, jQuery is now loaded via Moodle's new jQuery loader mechanism. This helps prevent conflicts and removes the need for this to be controlled manually by the administrator.
- Fixed incorrect title on inbound filter management page
- Fixed a bug in the account settings page where the user searcher sometimes didn't show results.
- Fixed the "last name" tag for merging contact details into messages.
We recommend that all users upgrade to the new patch when possible.
Previous News (2012-11-09)
moodletxt+, a message processor extension for moodletxt, is now available via Moodle.org! We are pleased to be the first registered plugin on Moodle.org to offer this service. You can find it in the messaging section of the plugins repository, here:
Important Notice for Upgraders from Moodle 1.9.x!
If you are upgrading from Moodle 1.9 to 2.3 and beyond, then Moodle requires that you first upgrade to Moodle 2.2, and then to 2.3 or above from there. If you are planning such an upgrade, and this includes moodletxt, then you must upgrade moodletxt to version 3 when you upgrade your Moodle installation to 2.2, not after the upgrade to 2.3 or above. This is because Moodle's upgrade system changed with Moodle 2.3, and as a result moodletxt cannot support direct upgrades from Moodle 1.9 to 2.3 or above.
Legacy Moodle Versions
moodletxt is a well-established plugin, and has been continually upgraded since Moodle 1.5. The moodletxt installer for Moodle 1.9 will also run on Moodle 1.8 and 1.7 without issue. A deprecated version of moodletxt is also available for Moodle 1.5 and 1.6, though it must be stressed that this version is no longer supported. If required, it can be downloaded from the ConnectTxt website:
If you have any questions regarding the block, there are several methods you can use to get in contact with us. Greg J Preece, the block's developer, is an active user on the Moodle website, so feel free to message him directly. Alternatively, you can contact ConnectTxt via any of the following means: