General plugins (Local): Event Reminders

Maintained by Picture of Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna
Automate sending reminders for calendar events.
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This plugin will automatically send reminders for Moodle calendar events in a timely manner via Moodle message interface. This plugin allows users to control how they receive messages for each event types in Moodle calendar.


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Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna (Lead maintainer)
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  • Picture of Waleed Kotb
    Thu, 4 Jan 2018, 10:00 AM
    i'm trying to send notifications for students before the due date for "Quizzes". so basically when i set the close date for the quiz that will appear on their calendar . my concern is. even if the student completed/passed the quiz. with he still be getting a reminder ?!
  • Picture of Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna
    Thu, 4 Jan 2018, 1:02 PM
    Yes, students will receive an email regardless of completed/passed. The reason is that, the plugin is suppose to send reminders as long as there is a calendar event exist for a particular event. Even if a student completed the quiz, there still will be a quiz event in the calendar. So he/she will still receive a reminder.
    I understand this is quite a feedback I received for sometime and will be considered a possibility of implementing this as a new feature in a future release. Fingers crossed.
  • Picture of AC Cheng
    Wed, 24 Jan 2018, 6:44 AM
    @Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna
    In short, you have to add a desired schedule in line 47 and append that constant in to line 124 in lib.php file to check for a custom schedule.
    And also you may want to edit settings.php file to appear custom schedules on configuration page.

    I'm still unable to get this to work. Is there any other hints? I basically swapped the 24*3600 to 1*60. I'm not concern about how it 'looks', just that it notifies at around the time when the activity (i.e. quiz) opens. I should mentioned that I was getting the 1 day notification without any issues. Thanks.
  • Picture of AC Cheng
    Fri, 26 Jan 2018, 11:48 PM
    Just answering my own question above. 1*3600, 0.5*3600 and 0.25*3600 (1 hr, 30 mins, 15 mins) works by editing line 47. It seems to be a server and/or cron jobs lag time related issue as to why it didn't work for the 1*60 (1 min) notification. If the lag time overlaps the notification time, you will not get an email notification. 15 minutes was a safe enough distance; with the lag notifications arrive between 5 to 15 minutes. Thanks.
  • Picture of AC Cheng
    Thu, 1 Feb 2018, 11:48 PM
    Hi, where is the file to edit the email notification? Thanks.
  • Picture of Andrew Grossmann
    Wed, 9 May 2018, 9:22 PM
    Is there a way for Group reminders to include the event description?
  • Picture of Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna
    Sat, 12 May 2018, 8:48 AM
    Not in the current version.
    Since we thought that an email content should only have minimum but necessary content, we ignored the description initially and provided a link to the event in the email.
  • Louise Kearins
    Wed, 13 Jun 2018, 7:48 PM
    Hi Isuru,
    We are thinking of installing this plugin on our 3.5 site I was just wondering are you planning to upgrade it to 3.5?
  • Picture of Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna
    Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 10:51 AM
    Yes, currently I am working on it.
  • Louise Kearins
    Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 6:48 PM
    That's great, thanks Isuru
  • Picture of Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna
    Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 10:22 AM
    Hi All,
    This plugin has been verified working correctly until Moodle v3.4.2. You may use the same v1.5 plugin to install it in any moodle version up to 3.4.
  • Picture of Etienne Engasser
    Mon, 15 Oct 2018, 1:23 PM

    I would like to know if you have a release date planned for the Moodle 3.5 version of your plugin?

    Thanks a lot
  • Picture of Luiggi Sansonetti
    Fri, 16 Nov 2018, 2:36 PM
    Hi @isuru

    In the next 3.5 version, will category events be done?

  • Picture of Paul Westeneng
    Thu, 22 Nov 2018, 6:52 PM
    Is the 3.5 version already available?
  • Picture of Anghelo Barboza
    Wed, 9 Jan 2019, 8:40 AM
    I have a problem, when the plugin is enabled, there are sending emails more than once. The students received a lot emails of the same activity. What i missed?
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