Reengagement activity

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Reengagement activity
Type Activity module
Set N/A
Discussion {{{discussion}}}
Maintainer(s) Catalyst IT

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:

  1. Turn editing on
  2. Click 'Add an activity or resource'
  3. Select Re-engagement

Set Reengagement details

Access Restrictions

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 "Notify User" to "After Delay" and set the "Notification delay" period. The notification delay determines when the e-mail reminder will be sent based on the previous event (enrolment or activity completion)

Target Activity

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.

Timed release

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.

  1. set the Reengagement duration to the time period you want eg 1 week
  2. set access restrictions to the reengagement to allow access after assignment is complete (or no access restrictions means start timer after enrolment)
  3. 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

  • %courseshortname%
  • %coursefullname%
  • %courseid%
  • %userfirstname%
  • %userlastname%
  • %userid%
  • %usercity%
  • %userinstitution%
  • %userdepartment%

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.