Blocks: Notifications

Maintained by Picture of Goran Josic Goran Josic
Not always logged in, you want to be up to date about new content, discussions or events in your Moodle courses? This moodle block implements a solution that periodically notifies learners about new content or activities included into a Moodle course. This solution will act as a sentinel that detects whether new contents or new activities have been included into the Moodle course, and notify the learners and/or the instructors about that. Notifications methods are: e-mail message RSS aggregator SMS message There is also a version of this plugin for Moodle 1.9 that can be downloaded from the Website.
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  • Picture of Goran Josic
    Fri, 26 Feb 2016, 8:58 PM
    This block notifies changes and updates on Moodle courses via three channels: e-mail, sms and rss.

    You can add the notification block to the courses you want to be able to notify updates and changes to the students.

    There are global settings, course settings and user preferences settings.

    Please check at least the global and course settings.

    Please note that administrator activity in the course is ignored.

    Write here if you have more specific questions.
  • Picture of adam loonat
    Mon, 29 Feb 2016, 7:23 AM
    Hi Goran,

    Thankyou for your reply,

    I have set the block up and enabled everything as you have described but am still having no luck with getting any emails, i used one of the teachers account to add files to a testing area with a single student account active to test the system and i cant seem to get it to respond.. i have configured the block correctly but no luck, the only factor that i can source is that i do not have the checking for update box in the configure area which maybe its on a long loop to check for these updates but apart from that i am lost,

    If you have any ideas i would greatly appreciate it and thankyou for the plugin itself smile

  • Picture of Goran Josic
    Mon, 29 Feb 2016, 4:02 PM
    Please use a teacher account, login as is not considered as such. If the email as channel is enabled in the course then you should be able to receive messages.

    If you still don't receive any message you can run the notification task manually.

    You can try to run the task manually with this command:

    php YOUR_MOODLE_ROOT/admin/tool/task/cli/schedule_task.php --execute=''\block_notifications\task\notify'

    Please replace the YOUR_MOODLE_ROOT with the correct path.

    If there are any error messages please let me know.
  • Picture of Movilitas2 Movilitas2
    Thu, 3 Mar 2016, 12:04 AM

    The email of the administrator is used as sender of them summaries of notifications. Is it possible to use email the support?

  • Picture of adam loonat
    Thu, 10 Mar 2016, 5:26 PM
    Hi Goran,

    Great plugin!! i did as you said and have run the system manually and works perfectly thankyou, just one last question, is there the option to be able to edit the out put message to something generic and default above the updates so the students know who its from a little clearer?

    any help would be greatly appreciated and thankyou once again for the plugin!

  • Picture of Goran Josic
    Thu, 10 Mar 2016, 8:51 PM
    Please try the latest code I have pushed online. When the support email is set this one is going to be used. It should solve your problem.

    Get it from here:
  • Picture of Movilitas2 Movilitas2
    Fri, 11 Mar 2016, 1:04 AM
    Thanks @Goran Josic, I've already updated the block, when you know if it works I'll let know.
  • Picture of Movilitas2 Movilitas2
    Fri, 11 Mar 2016, 4:50 PM

    To apply the fix is only necessary to replace the files in the plugin by new available on Github? Or is there any option to change?
    The manager says that notifications are still sending with the administrator account.

    Kind regards.
  • Picture of Albert Leatherman
    Tue, 10 May 2016, 1:35 AM
    Hi Goran, is it possible to send an SMS reminder x hours or minutes before an event on a Moodle calendar begins, rather than when the Moodle event is created? Thanks.
  • Picture of Qasim aziz Khan
    Fri, 13 May 2016, 12:39 PM
    Hi Goran , Please could you tell me that how can I install this block or from where I can download it. because I can't download it from this page.? Reply me fast..

    Kind Regards,
    Qasim Aziz
  • Picture of Carla Oliveira
    Wed, 28 Sep 2016, 3:43 AM
    I've instaled the notification block. But the email notification is not working. Do I have to configure something else?

    Thanks in advance,
  • Picture of Zeid Fanous
    Mon, 31 Oct 2016, 5:22 PM
    Hi Goran,

    Thank you for this awesome plugin. I have moodle 3.1 installed. i installed the plugin and did all settings... i tried adding a file as a teacher and then working cron but i see no emails being sent. is there something wrong i am doing sad ?
  • Picture of Khaled AYARI
    Wed, 2 Nov 2016, 6:31 PM
    Dear Goran, i've installed 3.0.4+ moodle version and the block notification 2015102200 release and i follow all the installation steps, but i have no notifications. Did you have any suggestion ?
  • Picture of Xuân Thảo Hoàng
    Thu, 10 Nov 2016, 2:21 PM
    i can't find block Notification for adding
  • Picture of elmeser elmeser
    Wed, 23 Nov 2016, 5:30 PM

    Is it possible to add the block to all courses with the global settings? Our teachers are technophobes and it would be impossible to make all of them add this useful block to their course themselves .
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