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General plugins (Local): Event Reminders

local_reminders
Automate sending reminders for calendar events.
Maintained by: Picture of Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna
for Moodle
2.2

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 Paul Nijbakker
    Sun, May 19, 2013, 3:35 PM
    Hi,
    Event Reminders works in our 2.3 installations, but it has one flaw. If assignment reminders are enabled, it will send reminders containing the description (with questions links etc) of assignments where the description is hidden until the opening date and time. Thus the students can receive the questions ahead of time even if that was not supposed to happen.
  • Picture of José Miguel Pajares
    Mon, Jun 10, 2013, 6:34 PM
    Hi,
    We are using Event Reminders in our 2.4 Moodle installation. It works oK.

    When event is related with a quiz, reminder reports quiz name and status (first line)
    (i.e. THM - MODELO - TRM Nº 2 (Cuestionario cerrado)) = quiz closed.

    However with assignments, reminders reports only "assignment name" but not "Allow submissions from" or "Due date" that would be very useful for the student.

    Is there any way to send these dates in the reminders?

    Regards,

    José Miguel
  • Picture of Leo Gregorc
    Mon, Jul 1, 2013, 12:11 PM
    i guess the next question is When will the update be available for 2.5? in anticipation and thanks
  • Picture of Andreas Panagiotopoulos
    Mon, Aug 12, 2013, 1:50 PM
    Hello!

    This great plugin doesn't work at moodle 2.5.

    I have created an issue here https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-41139.

    Thanks
  • Picture of José Miguel Pajares
    Mon, Sep 23, 2013, 3:09 AM
    Hi Isuru,
    We are using 'reminders' wihtout problems.
    However my 'customers' are asking me if there is any way to send remeinders only to selected roles. I.e. send to students but not to teachers?

    Regards,

    José Miguel
  • Picture of Roland Sherwood
    Tue, Sep 24, 2013, 12:29 AM
    Hi. Many thanks for sharing this very useful plugin with the community. We've been using it without issue up until late last week, when the following error started showing up in our cron output (the error effectively prevents the cron from completing):

    Warning: Missing argument 6 for get_logs(), called in /var/www/moodle/local/reminders/lib.php on line 70 and defined in /var/www/moodle/lib/datalib.php on line 1945
    [Local Reminder] This is the first cron cycle
    [Local Reminder] Time window: Saturday, 21 September 2013, 5:19 PM to Monday, 23 September 2013, 5:19 PM
    [Local Reminder] Found 17 upcoming events. Continuing...
    [Local Reminder] Processing event#2405 [Type: due, inaheadof=1 days]...
    [Local Reminder] Finding out users for event#2405...
    [Local Reminders] host [ moodle.solihull.ac.uk ]
    [Local Reminder] Starting sending reminders for 2405 [type: due]
    [Local Reminder] All reminders was sent successfully for event#2405 !
    [Local Reminder] Processing event#2436 [Type: due, inaheadof=7 days]...
    [Local Reminder] No reminder is due in ahead of 7 for eventtype due [event#2436 is ignored!]...
    [Local Reminder] Processing event#2461 [Type: due, inaheadof=1 days]...
    [Local Reminder] Finding out users for event#2461...
    [Local Reminders] host [ moodle.solihull.ac.uk ]
    [Local Reminder] Starting sending reminders for 2461 [type: due]
    [Local Reminder] All reminders was sent successfully for event#2461 !
    !!! Error reading from database !!!
    !! You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '{} m ON m.id = cm.instance

    WHERE m.id = '105' A' at line 4
    SELECT cm.*, m.name, md.name AS modname
    FROM mdl_course_modules cm
    JOIN mdl_modules md ON md.id = cm.module
    JOIN {} m ON m.id = cm.instance

    WHERE m.id = ? AND md.name = ?

    [array (
    0 => '105',
    1 => '',
    )]
    Error code: dmlreadexception !!
    !! Stack trace: * line 426 of /lib/dml/moodle_database.php: dml_read_exception thrown
    * line 1023 of /lib/dml/mysqli_native_moodle_database.php: call to moodle_database->query_end()
    * line 1382 of /lib/dml/moodle_database.php: call to mysqli_native_moodle_database->get_records_sql()
    * line 1551 of /lib/datalib.php: call to moodle_database->get_record_sql()
    * line 2016 of /calendar/lib.php: call to get_coursemodule_from_instance()
    * line 1940 of /calendar/lib.php: call to calendar_event->calculate_context()
    * line 123 of /local/reminders/lib.php: call to calendar_event->__construct()
    * line 532 of /lib/cronlib.php: call to local_reminders_cron()
    * line 428 of /lib/cronlib.php: call to cron_execute_plugin_type()
    * line 88 of /admin/cron.php: call to cron_run()
    !!

    For now, I've had to disable Reminders to ensure the cron completes successfully; however, I'd really like to restore its functionality if possible. If you have any ideas how I can resolve the above I'd be very grateful for your help.

    Thanks.
  • Picture of om anand
    Fri, Nov 15, 2013, 5:44 PM
    Reminer Plugin does not work with Moodle 2.5
  • Picture of Mert Kecik
    Wed, Dec 4, 2013, 1:04 AM
    Our experience on a Moodle v2.5.1 site is that the cron is not able to process reminders for group events. Any suggestions? Here is what we get in cron:
    Processing customized cron scripts ...Processing cron function for local_reminders...
    ... started 16:41:08. Current memory use 30.5MB.
    [Local Reminder] Time window: Thursday, 28 November 2013, 12:44 AM to Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 2:41 AM
    [Local Reminder] Found 1 upcoming events. Continuing...
    [Local Reminder] Processing event#24 [Type: group, inaheadof=1 days]...
    [Local Reminder] Finding out users for event#24...
    !!! Error reading from database !!!
  • Picture of Mario Wehr
    Wed, Dec 4, 2013, 10:26 PM
    Hi,

    In group_reminder.class.php go to line 58.

    change:
    if (!empty($this->course)) {
    to
    if (!empty($this->course) && !empty($this->event->instance)) {

    This should fix a bug when for some reason the event instance is empty.

    hope it helps

    regards

    Mario

  • Picture of Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna
    Thu, Dec 5, 2013, 10:45 AM
    Hi Mario/Mert,

    Thanks for noticing this. I think there is an issue with database quering in Moodle v2.5 which some users have complained plugin is not working properly. I will look into this and soon I will be able to solve the problem.

    Thanks again.
  • Picture of Mert Kecik
    Sat, Dec 7, 2013, 12:19 AM
    Hi Mario, thank you for the suggestion - I will test it.
    Hi Isuru, thank you for your response and for your work on the plugin.
  • I sell cookies
    Sun, Dec 15, 2013, 2:27 AM
    Hi Isuru -- Looking forward to a 2.6 release smile
  • Picture of Lengyel Zsolt
    Thu, Jan 16, 2014, 3:05 PM
    Hi Isuru,
    Thanks for the plugin, it works great on Moodle 2.6 for me!

    Is it, or would it be possible to have an option to send reminder to only those who not completed a task? My problem is that the email is sent out to everyone who has the task in the course, and if someone has completed a task and gets a reminder of it, that can be quite confusing for him/her.
  • Picture of Alex Egea Guirado
    Wed, Feb 19, 2014, 7:14 PM
    Hi Isuru,
    Thank you for the pluging. it works perfectly but now when I execute the cron.php it gives mistake that it cannot write in the database. Without the pluging it works. I use moodle 2.4
    I have activated the debuging and he says

    Warning: Missing argument 6 for get_logs(), called in /var/www/moodle/local/reminders/lib.php on line 70 and defined in /var/www/moodle/lib/datalib.php on line 1945
    [Local Reminder] This is the first cron cycle
    [Local Reminder] Time window: dilluns, 17 febrer 2014, 11:58 to dimecres, 19 febrer 2014, 11:58
    [Local Reminder] Found 3 upcoming events. Continuing...
    [Local Reminder] Processing event#1989 [Type: due, inaheadof=3 days]...
    [Local Reminder] Finding out users for event#1989...
    [Local Reminders] host [ intranet.eina.cat ]
    [Local Reminder] Starting sending reminders for 1989 [type: due]
    [Local Reminder] All reminders was sent successfully for event#1989 !
    [Local Reminder] Processing event#1997 [Type: due, inaheadof=3 days]...
    [Local Reminder] Finding out users for event#1997...
    [Local Reminders] host [ intranet.eina.cat ]
    [Local Reminder] Starting sending reminders for 1997 [type: due]

    Deleting and returning to install it returns to work but it can return to fail. Thank you very much,
  • Picture of Rodrigo Alguerno
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 6:42 AM
    Hello and Thanks
    maybe you can developed for modlee 2.6
    Thanks
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