Event reminders

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Introduction

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The Calendar Reminders plugin creates reminders for Moodle calendar events and sends them automatically to relevant users in a timely manner via Moodle messaging interface. This is a local plugin controlled by the site administrator.

Features

  • Reminders can have customised delivery times/methods according to event types.
  • Users can control how they receive calendar reminders in their messaging preferences.
  • Reminders are automatically sent (as long as the system Cron process is set up).

Installation

  1. Fetch the plug-in from following location.
    • Go to Reminders and download the latest version from the repository.
  2. Go to the 'local' directory inside Moodle root directory.
  3. Extract the downloaded zip file inside to this folder. After it is extracted, there should be a "reminders" folder in the local folder with a structure as shown in the project developer documentation.
  4. Log into the Moodle site as the admin user. Usually the new plugin will be identified and notified you when logged-in. If not, go to Settings > Site administration > Notifications to detect and automatically install the local plug-in.
  5. Now you can change the plug-in specific settings via Settings > Site Administration > Plugins > Local plugins > Reminders.

Screenshots

Sample e-mail reminder

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Administrator settings page

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Tips and tricks

  • If you want to change the cron frequency of reminders plugin, open version.php file in the reminders directory and change the value corresponding to $plugin->cron. That value must be in seconds and it is the interval between two cron cycles.

Acknowledgements

Bugs and Improvements

See also