About the Reengagement activity
The Reengagement activity is developed by the Moodle Partner Catalyst IT and provides a way for you to remind students to return to the course and complete activities. You can also use this plugin to selectively release timed content in a course.
Adding a Reengagement activity
A Reengagement activity can be added to a course in the same way as any other activity:
- Turn editing on
- Click 'Add an activity or resource'
- Select Re-engagement
Set Reengagement details
The Email delay can be based on the user enrolment date or a previous activity completion. If you want to use the enrolment date then don't set up any access restrictions on this Re-engagement; each user's timer will start after they enrol in the course. If you want the delay to be based on a previous activity completion you should set that activity as an access restriction to this Reengagment activity; each user's timer will start after they complete the dependencies.
Email User setting
Set "Email User" to "After Delay" and set the "Email delay" period. The e-mail delay is the when the e-mail reminder will be sent based on the previous event (enrolment or activity completion)
Set "Target Activity" - this is the activity that you want to remind the user they must complete - if this activity is flagged as complete within the course then no e-mail reminder will be sent.
If you want to release a quiz within your course to individual users after a set period (eg 1 week after assignment completion) you use the "Activity completion" settings within the course.
- set the Reengagement duration to the time period you want eg 1 week
- set access restrictions to the reengagement to allow access after assignment is complete (or no access restrictions means start timer after enrolment)
- set access restrictions to the quiz so that it is available only after the re-engagement is complete.
Email place holders
When configuring the e-mails sent from the plugin there are limited place holders you can use. If need to use them properly wrap them with "percentage" (%) symbols. Available substitutions are given below
Permissions "receive notification" was removed from the codebase in github (3/2018) "Start Reengagement" is given to students and controls which users in the course will be listed in the re engagement activity.