Mobile app notifications

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 3.0. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle may be available here: Mobile app notifications.


For students and teachers

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The Moodle mobile app lets you keep up to date with all that's happening in your courses and on the site. Every time you open the app, events are synchronised with the main website.

You will receive Moodle calendar event notifications automatically. If you don't want to get them, you can turn them all off individually in the Calendar events options in the main menu.

You will also receive notifications of messages, forum posts, submitted assignments etc (known as 'push notifications') if your site administrator has enabled these. To receive these notifications you need to enable them for your mobile on the main site, from the user menu top right >Preferences>Messaging.

For administrators

Push notifications can be enabled by an administrator by connecting their Moodle site to a messaging server such https://messages.moodle.net (available for registered Moodle sites only). An access key can be obtained via Administration > Site administration > Plugins > Message outputs > Mobile Notifications. (If you have problems requesting the access key, please fill in the Airnotifier access key manual request form. Your site registration will be checked and you will be sent an access key in a few days if everything is correct.)

Users then need to connect at least once with the latest version of the Moodle Mobile app in order to register their phones with the Moodle site.

Event Reminders plugin

Push notifications can also include calendar event notifications, however this requires the Event Reminders plugin to be installed on the Moodle site.

The Event Reminders plugin will automatically send reminders for Moodle calendar events in a timely manner via Moodle message interface. It also allows users to control how they receive messages for each type of event in the Moodle calendar.

Installing your own notifications infrastructure

If you have a customized version of the Moodle Mobile app, or you want to use your own notifications infrastructure, you will have to install a private AirNotifier (backend server for notifications).

https://messages.moodle.net uses a slightly modified version of Airnotifier: https://github.com/moodlehq/airnotifier/tree/moodle2.

You will have to add your app certificates - see https://github.com/airnotifier/airnotifier/wiki/Installation for further information.

The Airnotifier message plugin allows you to point to your custom Airnotifier instance using your own access keys.

Remember to install using GIT (repository https://github.com/moodlehq/airnotifier.git branch moodle2).