Create reminders for calendar events and sends them automatically

Here is a very helpful plugin which came to my notice recently and is being maintained by Isuru Madushanka Weerarathna. Event reminders which enables to automatically sending reminders for all Moodle calendar events.

It uses the Moodle’s messaging center and send the reminders to all relevant users in a timely manner. The basic features of the Event reminders plugin are:

  • 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).

To install the plugin, you need to extract the contents of the zip file in your site’s yourmoodlesite/local directory and then visit the notifications page from Administration > Site Administration > Notifications.

Event Reminder pluginThe plugins also provides a configuration page at Administration > Site Administration > Plugins > Local Plugins > Reminders as shown in the above pic.

Check out this plugin from this link:

and it is available for all Moodle versions starting from Moodle 2.2. The Event reminders plugin has been downloaded more than 5k times till date.

Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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