Catalyst IT, the Moodle Partner from New Zealand, have shared a very useful and interesting plugin “Reengagement” with Moodle community which allows you to sent email reminders to your students for completing the course activities. Apart from that you can also use it to release the timed content in your course.
The Reengagement plugin is a very innovative plugin for Moodle 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.
Being a Activity category plugin, Reengagement has to be installed in Your-Moodle-Site/mod directory, followed by completing the installation process through the Notifications page. Read the Plugin installation guide for complete steps about installing a new plugin in Moodle.
If you are not aware about Moodle plugin types, check out this post to know about various plugin types available in Moodle.
The plugin is intended for all Moodle teachers who wish to notify their students to return to the course and complete activities.
The email is sent a specified period of time after a starting event, which may be enrolment in the course, or completing an earlier activity. If the user has already completed the target activity, no email is sent.
The plugin is supplied with a Moodle Docs page at https://docs.moodle.org/31/en/Reengagement_activity which supplies the information about adding a reengagement activity in your course and setting up.
Does it serves its purpose:
Absolutely, The plugin serves its purpose quite beautifully.
You can download the Reengagement plugin from Moodle plugins database here.
Moodle Versions supported:
The plugin support Moodle 2.9 version onwards till the latest Moodle 3.1
The plugin deserves 5 out of 5 stars because of the usefulness and innovative idea. I believe that it will soon be a very popular plugin and will be used on many Moodle sites.
This plugin will find its place in many of the new Moodle sites because of its recommendable job. Highly recommended for all Moodle teachers to use this plugin and improve the students interaction in your course.
*** Please note that these reviews are based only on the usability part without any consideration for security and performance impact. So if you want to use this plugins, please make sure to test the plugin for security and any performance issues.***