Moodle
  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-17045

RSS Feeds of REcent Activity and Latest News (or a combined feed for both)

    Details

    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.9, 1.9.1, 1.9.2, 1.9.3, 2.3.5, 2.4, 2.5
    • Fix Version/s: DEV backlog
    • Component/s: Blocks, General, Other, RSS, Unknown
    • Labels:
      None
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE, MOODLE_23_STABLE, MOODLE_24_STABLE, MOODLE_25_STABLE
    • Rank:
      4768

      Description

      It would be very handy if students could get latest news forum updates, course updates, recent activity, quiz result, almost any course update (whatever can be reported on) via an RSS feed.

      I suppose that the feed URL would have to include the course ID, user ID (or other unique identifier) of a valid and enrolled user and also to check that the course was available and so on.

      Course tutors could choose which elements of the course updates can be shown within the feed (e.g. choose to exclude quiz results, for example, even if anonymous) but may default to show everything.

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        Stacey Walker added a comment -

        Hi,

        Attached is a patch that we developed for Moodle 1.9 that enables basic RSS feeds from the recent activity block based on the blogs current rss functionality.

        Teachers and administrators can enable the RSS feed per block and then a url is developed using the course, userid and block instance information for the xml file.

        See also our - gitweb http://git.catalyst.net.nz/gitweb?p=moodle-r2.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/mdl19-york-rssfeed - for this.

        Thanks,
        Stacey

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        Stacey Walker added a comment - Hi, Attached is a patch that we developed for Moodle 1.9 that enables basic RSS feeds from the recent activity block based on the blogs current rss functionality. Teachers and administrators can enable the RSS feed per block and then a url is developed using the course, userid and block instance information for the xml file. See also our - gitweb http://git.catalyst.net.nz/gitweb?p=moodle-r2.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/mdl19-york-rssfeed - for this. Thanks, Stacey
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        Anthony Borrow added a comment -

        I was recently reviewing an addon - https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=block_notifications - which provides this basic functionality for recent activity. It got me thinking about how there should be a way of pushing out information. I would think that the work done to improve messaging in 2.0 should allow for this fairly easily if the block created a message provider. I've gone ahead and listed the affected versions of 2.3, 2.4, and 2.5 to see if this might be picked up by a developer. Peace - Anthony

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        Anthony Borrow added a comment - I was recently reviewing an addon - https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=block_notifications - which provides this basic functionality for recent activity. It got me thinking about how there should be a way of pushing out information. I would think that the work done to improve messaging in 2.0 should allow for this fairly easily if the block created a message provider. I've gone ahead and listed the affected versions of 2.3, 2.4, and 2.5 to see if this might be picked up by a developer. Peace - Anthony
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        miki Alliel added a comment -

        Hello Anthony,
        I would like to know if there is a possibility to add this notification method which notify the students of any new resource\activity that is being added to the course...
        But also that teacher\student can choose to send the notifications though Email too?

        In other words I think this idea of letting student know immediately every new update in their course is very useful now days so it should be implement in the moodle core too..

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        miki Alliel added a comment - Hello Anthony, I would like to know if there is a possibility to add this notification method which notify the students of any new resource\activity that is being added to the course... But also that teacher\student can choose to send the notifications though Email too? In other words I think this idea of letting student know immediately every new update in their course is very useful now days so it should be implement in the moodle core too..
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        Anthony Borrow added a comment -

        I would not think that it is too difficult to do and it is currently on developer backlog. You may want to promote this feature request in the Moodle forums and see if you can get folks to vote for it. My idea for 2.x is to use the messaging system so that the user could choose which message processor to use (i.e. output - email, jabber, etc.). Peace - Anthony

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        Anthony Borrow added a comment - I would not think that it is too difficult to do and it is currently on developer backlog. You may want to promote this feature request in the Moodle forums and see if you can get folks to vote for it. My idea for 2.x is to use the messaging system so that the user could choose which message processor to use (i.e. output - email, jabber, etc.). Peace - Anthony

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