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General plugins (Local): Event Reminders

Maintained by Picture of Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna
Automate sending reminders for calendar events.

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 Peter Ward
    Fri, Jul 24, 2015, 4:19 PM
    Thanks Mathieu,

    I have a clean installed version of moodle2.7 with release 1.4 of the reminders plugin. That works OK.

    But on a version of moodle 2.8, that has been upgraded in stages from moodle 2.5 and now has reminders plugin 1.4.1 the reminders are not being sent. When I look at the scheduled task, all cron's appear to be working, apart from the \core\task\legacy_plugin_cron_task. Does anyone know if that cron is used by the event reminders plugin?

  • Picture of Peter Ward
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015, 7:20 PM
    Hi Guys,

    For the benefit of those reaching this thread in the future:

    The moodle version 2.8 we were using had been progressively upgraded from a version well before moodle v2.5

    It seems that from moodle 2.6 onwards all the cron tasks can be managed from within the moodle and when the server runs the cron job, previously, where a task failed, it would stop all remaining cron tasks from being performed, whereas now that isn't the case. Trouble is that the server logs say that cron has been completed successfully, but it doesn't report if any of the individual tasks failed to run.

    When we looked at the cron task in moodle, the legacy cron task wasn't running, and this seems to have been the key issue.

    We also found that the table local_reminders, required by the 'Event_Reminders' plugin wasn't present. I'm not convinced that was the case though as I had checked the tables the day before. (and event reminders had been working correctly in this moodle before it was upgraded)

    Anyhow, we got 'event reminders' running so I can confirm that it does in fact work in moodle version 2.8

  • Picture of Karl Kaemingk
    Mon, Aug 17, 2015, 4:58 AM
    Does reminders work with Moodle 2.9.1+ ??
  • Picture of Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna
    Mon, Aug 17, 2015, 10:52 AM
    I am currently doing some tests on the plugin to make it work for Moodle 2.9.
  • Picture of Karl Kaemingk
    Mon, Aug 17, 2015, 12:15 PM
    Please let me know when your testing is finished. I like the idea and would love to implement it in my 2.9.1 site.
  • Picture of Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna
    Sat, Sep 5, 2015, 12:10 PM
    Hi Guys,
    I released the plugin for Moodle 2.9.x today.
    I added a minor feature to have ability to specify a custom schedule for sending reminders for any event type.

    Your feedback is welcome.
  • Frankie's the name, Moodle's my game!
    Thu, Sep 10, 2015, 3:37 PM
    Hi Isuru. Greg Mylers said "I'm using this plugin on Moodle 2.6.2+ (sorry, not sure of plugin version). It works great, except that in the messaging history, the reminders are appearing showing all of the HTML tags. Is there a setting for messaging, a filter or something else I need to change to enable these to display properly? Thank you." I am facing the same issue. I noticed that the HTML code is missing a starting < html > tag which is causing the rest of the HTML code to be displayed. Has this been solved? it really messes up the message history.
  • Picture of Jeff Finnan
    Mon, Sep 21, 2015, 9:17 AM
    I am using Moodle 2.9 an just updated Reminders to 1.4s. When I go to the Reminders Plugin page I get several of these notices at the top of the page.
    Notice: Undefined index: v in /home/jfinnanc/public_html/shs/moodle2/lib/adminlib.php on line 3390
    Notice: Undefined index: u in /home/jfinnanc/public_html/shs/moodle2/lib/adminlib.php on line 3390
    Line 3390 is this: $defaultinfo = self::get_duration_text($default['v']*$default['u']);
    Any ideas?
  • Picture of Marc McLain
    Thu, Sep 24, 2015, 4:24 AM
    Is there a way to allow students to no longer receive event reminders (unsubscribe)?
  • Picture of Marcia Passos
    Tue, Sep 29, 2015, 7:20 PM
    hi all!
    I'm using version 2.9.1, installed the Event Reminders, but did not send reminders about events or activities.I need to do some additional configuration or some other verification when it does not work?
  • Picture of Zeid Fanous
    Thu, Oct 1, 2015, 9:53 PM
    Hi all,

    I found this error after running Cron. I am sending group event reminders using moodle 2.9.

    [Local Reminder - ERROR] Error occured when initializing for event#[6] (type: group) Coding error detected, it must be fixed by a programmer: Invalid modulename parameter
    done. (7 dbqueries, 0.05 seconds)
  • Picture of David Lupiañez
    Mon, Oct 5, 2015, 11:12 PM
    Hello Mathieu, we are having the same issue on version 2.9, can you please send me the bug report link so i can follow it, best regards!

    "Our reminders are working and going out as expected. However, I did notice that a reminder gets sent to the whole class when a single users is given an override extension on a quiz. I will be filing a bug for this one."
  • Picture of Anisha Pithwa
    Wed, Oct 7, 2015, 5:41 PM
    Hi I'm using moodle 2.6.2 and tried to download and install version 1.4.2.

    I've tried to install onto moodle but it says 'Error' for the required moodle version. In the description of this version is says it should work on any Moodle version greater than or equal to v2.0. Is that an error ?
  • Picture of Anisha Pithwa
    Wed, Oct 7, 2015, 6:35 PM
    Also version 1.3.1 is showing a warning for the maturity level. Can someone recommend the best version to use for moodle 2.6.2 or if their is another plugin that would work?
  • Picture of Robert Sederberg
    Wed, Oct 7, 2015, 7:29 PM
    I would really like to use this plugin, but I need a custom field to set my own reminder days. default settings are too short for me, I need months not days as I am providing live courses as well and so interested persons need some time to respond as well as buy tickets, hotels and such.

    Kind regards,
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