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Blocks: Recommender

block_recommender
This block offers three different recommendation services: popular activities on this course; popular courses on this site; and shared bookmarks. Each can be enabled and configured separately.
Maintained by: Picture of Jenny Gray Jenny Gray

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This plugin is part of set Open University. Plugins from the set work the best when installed together.

This block offers three different recommendation services: popular activities on this course; popular courses on this site; shared bookmarks.  Each can be enabled and configured separately.

Each service displays the top 3 links in the block and a "more" link to an additional page with further recommendations.

Popular activities service lists the 10 most viewed/updated resources and activities within the current course.

Popular courses service lists the top 3 other courses which the current course students are also enrolled upon

Shared bookmarks allows teachers to add any url to the block to make their own recommendations.

The block can be extended by developing your own services.

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Picture of Jenny Gray
Jenny Gray (Lead maintainer)
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  • Picture of Ruslan Kabalin
    Wed, May 30, 2012, 11:14 PM
    Very nice block! smile
  • Picture of Ivana Bosnic
    Mon, Oct 22, 2012, 8:30 PM
    Hi, I'd love to play a bit with this block. But, when I try to obtain OER recommendations, I get the following error: "Retrieving OER data failed: 301 Moved Permanently 301 Moved Permanently nginx". Any hints? smile
  • Picture of Jenny Gray
    Mon, Oct 22, 2012, 10:45 PM
    I need to remove the OER service. I just found out that the system it pulls recommendations from has closed sad
  • Picture of amit gupta
    Wed, May 8, 2013, 7:32 PM
    can we use this block for personalizing a user's search or recommending him/her about new courses based upon his/her enrolled courses?????
  • Picture of Jenny Gray
    Wed, May 8, 2013, 8:44 PM
    You could write new services to extend the block to do personalised search. I'm not sure what you mean by "new" courses - the existing courses service might do this for you, or you could do something similar.
  • Frankie's the name, Moodle's my game!
    Wed, Aug 14, 2013, 11:17 PM
    What a brilliant block! I can't resist trying this one...!!! This is the work of a creative genius! Do not disturb. Genius at work. I wonder what else you have up that creative sleeve of yours. Thank you jenny Gray. I highly recommend other to use your Recommender Block.
  • Frankie's the name, Moodle's my game!
    Wed, Aug 14, 2013, 11:38 PM
    Actually I just found out that the Block was created by Lancaster University Network Services Limited in 2011. Simply, bril.
  • Picture of Jenny Gray
    Wed, Aug 14, 2013, 11:39 PM
    Yes, that's correct - designed and maintained by the Open University, but originally built by LUNS.
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