Activities: Reengagement

Maintained by Picture of Peter Bulmer Peter Bulmer, Picture of Dan Marsden Dan Marsden, Picture of Eugene Venter Eugene Venter, Picture of Catalyst IT Catalyst IT
Allows timed release of content and emails users to remind them to complete course activities.
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The reengagement plugin provides a way for you to remind students to return to the course and complete activities.

The email is sent a specified period of time after a starting event, which may be enrolment in the course, or completing an earlier activity.

If the user has already completed the target activity, no email is sent.

You can also use this plugin to selectively release timed content in a course.

This plugin is developed by the Moodle Partner Catalyst IT


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  • Picture of TRIEC Learning
    Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 9:52 PM
    Hi - we are considering the system update to version 3.5. Do you have a plan to upgrade this plug-in to be compatible with 3.5 anytime soon? If so, I'd love to use this plugin. Much needed one. Thanks for your response in advance!
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 6:48 PM
    @TRIEC - please see the versions link above and you will see the available versions. Including a version for 3.5
  • Picture of Janos Nemes
    Mon, 18 Jun 2018, 9:33 PM
    Dear Dan and Peter,

    We had been using this plugin when few weeks ago (taking into account that we had too many courses) we decided to include course ID info in the notification emails too. %courseid% as it’s in the documentation.

    We thought this was the Course ID number – the alphanumeric field from the course settings, but the result was something completely different. On the course settings page the number we’ve created is like: “ORIENT_GEN_ABOUT_ALLST_001” while in the email the result of %courseid% is “22”.

    After checking all the emails generated, it seems to be a simple ascending numerical order, the last course we created gets the highest number.

    I guess it’s the plugin not the system itself, we are using Moodle 3.4.2+ (Build: 20180405), plugin version is the latest one.

  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Tue, 19 Jun 2018, 8:57 AM
    @Janos - the courseid is there so you can include a url to the related course in your email - eg:

    the course "idnumber" field is not something that is supported by the reengagement templates at this stage. Feel free to get in touch privately if you would like to fund further improvements to the plugin.
  • Picture of Janos Nemes
    Tue, 19 Jun 2018, 3:43 PM
    Hi Dan,

    Thanks for your swift feedback and the explanation, understood.

  • Picture of Raymond Barrett
    Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 6:04 AM
    If I add the reengagement activity long after students are enrolled can I still have them sent notification emails weekly until the completion date? Also, I am not receiving any emails when testing but my Moodle does send messages and the reengagement activity shows that it was sent any suggestions?
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 2:02 PM
    Raymond - yes you can still send notification emails even for previous enrolments. The forums are a better place for support questions though - the comments field here doesn't make that easy. Just create a new post in
  • Picture of Devon R
    Fri, 16 Nov 2018, 5:18 PM
    Is it possible for users to opt-out (or in) to reminder e-mails? And to store a record of proof that users *do* want reminder e-mails?
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Mon, 19 Nov 2018, 5:05 AM
    Hi D R, The reengagement plugin uses Moodle notifications and a user should be able to configure which notifications they wish to receive form the site in the "Notification preferences" link found in their user profile, however it is not really an opt-in/out system. Feel free to get in touch privately if you would like to fund further improvements to this.
  • Picture of Lionel A. Richemond
    Fri, 4 Jan 2019, 9:59 PM
    Hi there! Thx for the plugin !

    I just Wanted to notify this error alert: using Moodle 3.5

    Please do not call get_users_roles() with $checkparentcontexts = true and $userids array not set. This combination causes large Moodle sites with lots of site-wide role assignemnts to run out of memory.
    line 2730 of /lib/accesslib.php: call to debugging()
    line 247 of /mod/reengagement/classes/table/participants.php: call to get_users_roles()
    line 226 of /mod/reengagement/view.php: call to mod_reengagement\table\participants->__construct()

    Thanks !
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Mon, 7 Jan 2019, 3:47 AM
    @Lionel, this is the wrong place to report "issues" - please use the issues tracker linked here in the plugins entry. You will also find this is a known issue previously reported here:
  • Picture of Shaun Ledlie
    Sun, 13 Jan 2019, 8:26 PM
    Hello Please can you tell me if it is possible to include the Teacher in the email reminder sent by this plugin ? So that she can amange engagement if a student is behind ? Thank you in advance .
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Mon, 14 Jan 2019, 3:21 AM
    @Shaun, the plugin includes a "thirdparty email" option when creating the reengagement.
  • Picture of HFU Tech Support
    Fri, 18 Jan 2019, 9:14 AM
    Dear Dan Marsden,
    Thank you so much for the excellent contribution of Reengagement plugin.
    Can Reengagement email be specific about which activity was not completed? e.g. Forum 1, Assignment 2, etc.
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Thu, 24 Jan 2019, 7:48 AM
    You can change the text of the e-mail that is sent manually in the reengagement settings, but you cannot automatically include information about the target activity.
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