Activity Reminder (Moodle Block)

Within the download area, there's a Moodle block called bcln_activity_reminder.

It'll send emails to students, based on their "lack of activity" within a course.   This "lack of activity" can be defined by the course teacher, based on "last time in the course" and/or "last time an activity has been submitted."


Adding the Block to a Course

  1. Within your course, click "Turn editing on"
  2. In the side panel, find "Add a Block"
  3. Add "bcln_activity_reminder"
  4. You should now see the block

Sending out Messages

Once you have the block:

  1. In your new block set your "login activity conditions":
    • More than __________ days of no login to course (skip,10, 20,30)
    • Subject = subject in email
    • Message = your message to students in this situation
    • Receive a copy? = if you want a copy (I don't bother, stored anyway)
    • Make sure you "Include Progress Report" (default)
  2. In your new block set your "submission activity conditions":
    • More than __________ days of no activity submission (skip,10, 20,30)
    • Subject = subject in email
    • Message = your message to students in this situation
    • Receive a copy? = if you want a copy (I don't bother, stored anyway)
    • Make sure you "Include Progress Report" (default)

Including Parents &/or Counsellors

The bcln_activity_reminder block will send your message to the following email addresses for each student chosen:

  • student email (of course)
  • Contact1  (if an email is found here, it will be included)
  • Contact2  (if an email is found here, it will be included)
  • Contact3  (if an email is found here, it will be included)

Instructions for admins (and teachers*) to add email addresses to "Contacts":

  1. Within the course, click on Participants
  2. Click on the student's name.
  3. Under "User Details," click "Edit Profile"
  4. Under "Other Fields," enter email addresses into "Contact1,2,3"

*Administrators can adjust profiles (by Moodle default), but teacher can't.  To allow teachers to add parent emails, a site admin needs to:

  1. In the user profile area, edit the teacher role to allow it to "edit user profiles"
  2. Under "assign system roles," assigned the teachers who you want to have this ability as a teacher through the system.
Last modified: Saturday, 22 July 2017, 5:51 AM