Reports: Dates

Maintained by Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Tim Hunt
This 'report' is actually a tool to let you edit all the dates in a course on one page.
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This 'report' is actually at tool that lets you edit all the dates for all] the activities in your course on a single page.

Once the plugin is installed, you can access the functionality by going to Course administration -> Reports -> Dates in the navigation block when you are looking at the course.


This plugin is part of set Open University.


Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Tim Hunt (Lead maintainer)
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  • Picture of Sebastien Jaffredo
    Tue, 18 Oct 2016, 8:07 PM
    Hi Tim
    I too need the plugin to control showing dates of files (or "ressources"). I installed it and used it normally in 2.5. So there is no way to have it work in 3.1 too for files ?


  • Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Tue, 18 Oct 2016, 10:07 PM
    It would be very hard to make the conditional availability dates editable in this plugin since the changes to the conditional availability system in Moodle 2.7, which added the ability to have arbitrary and/or logic. I am not saying it is impossible, but if you want it, you will have to get it developed yourself. Patches most welcome.
  • C'est moi :-)
    Thu, 20 Oct 2016, 5:42 PM
    in fact, for that, it would certainly need a new plugin, like "View/edit all course restrictions", that would allow, in a single page/place, to see and edit all restrictions (sections, and resource/activities) of the course. Such a plugin should of course take into account all installed restriction plugins, even if not standard.
  • Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Thu, 20 Oct 2016, 6:12 PM
    Yes, that sounds like an awesome idea for a plugin.
  • Picture of antton rodriguez
    Fri, 18 Nov 2016, 8:46 PM
    Hi Tim,
    You made a fantastic job with this pluing but as Moodle 2.7 user and maybe someone can correct me what's is happening on fordward versions, everytime I change a date from a assigment taks or forums and I some idnumber already configured on them, the plugin remove the idnumber and introduce some number that I really don't know from where is getting and even for what. I need the idnumbers to make my formulas on gradebooks but as I said is generating some problems I have to fix it on the background.
  • Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Sat, 19 Nov 2016, 2:57 AM
    If that is happening, then it is a bug. I can't immediately think why that would be happening, but when I get time, I will try to fix it.
  • Picture of antton rodriguez
    Mon, 21 Nov 2016, 3:56 PM
    Thanks Tim, I'm looking into the code to see if it's your plugin bug or moodle 2.7 bug but today I'm gonna try it on moodle 3.1 and I will let you know what's going on there as well. Thanks!
  • Picture of antton rodriguez
    Tue, 14 Feb 2017, 7:19 PM
    Hello Tim, I was trying to find out why is removing the grade_item idnumber but I can't see it. The idnumber on mdl_course_modules is ok after update the dates, but the idmodule of this table mdl_grade_items dissapear writing there the id of the mdl_course_modules. Could you check please, the plugin is so great but is impossible to use if you are working on course with advanced grading methods. Thanks!
  • Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Tue, 14 Feb 2017, 7:28 PM
    If that is happening, it is a bug, and a very strange one. It is not obvious to me what could be causing it. I will try to find time to investigate.
  • Picture of antton rodriguez
    Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 5:56 PM
    ello Tim,

    As far as I see, if I comment the line update_gradebook on mod/assigndate.php the idnumber on mdl_grade_items is not changed. So I decided to act in this way with /mod/assign/locallib.php on line 873 and /mod/assign/lib.php on line 1073. What your plugin need has to be in between this two functions, but I think that we need to send the idnumber as well as we send the dates otherwise we lost them and moodle let the module idnumber on the mdl_grade_items as new idnumber.

    I repeat again it's a big problem and I would like to help you to find out exactly what's wrong but as much as I check I can't get in the solution. I'm suprise to be the first one having it as well.
  • Picture of Sarah Ricketts
    Wed, 15 Mar 2017, 7:31 PM
    Hi, has anyone successfully tested this report on 3.2? We find it really invaluable and will likely be upgrading in the summer.
  • Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Wed, 15 Mar 2017, 8:00 PM
    We are in the process of testing this now. With Moodle 3.2, some of the automated tests fai at the moment. We should be fixing this in the next few weeks.
  • Picture of Nathan Lind
    Tue, 18 Jul 2017, 5:27 AM
    Hello Tim, is your Dates Report working well for Moodle 3.3.1? Awesome report! Thanks!
  • Picture of Nathan Lind
    Tue, 18 Jul 2017, 5:45 AM
    Hello Tim, question about the Dates Report categories. I see some of our classes in Moodle 3.2 show an "All" option to show dates for all activities and resources.
    Other classes do not show an "All" option.
    Any ideas why? Is the Dates Report choosing not to allow display of "All" if there are over a certain number of items? In the 2nd screenshot, there are a total of 19 items between 6 activity types.
  • Picture of Nathan Lind
    Tue, 18 Jul 2017, 6:09 AM
    Seems to be the max number of activities/resources that will still display "All" is 4.
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