Moodle
  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-5975

no way to know when there has been activity in a database

    Details

    • Type: New Feature New Feature
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.6, 1.9.9, 2.0
    • Fix Version/s: 2.1.10
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:
      All
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_16_STABLE, MOODLE_19_STABLE, MOODLE_20_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_21_STABLE
    • Rank:
      1272

      Description

      There is no indication anywhere except by visiting the database itself to know whether a new record has been entered, or whether a comment has been added to a record. It does not show up at all in the recent activity block, nor on the recent activity page, nor is there any sort of tracking mechanism for comments. There is no way for people to subscribe to database entries by email or for comments to be emailed, like forum posts, and hence no way for a teacher to monitor what sort of activity is going on in a database unless they have a photographic memory.

      Hence databases need an improved way of showing students there has been activity in them (and keeping them visiting those databases), and a way for teachers to follow what is going on in the databases step by step.

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          Daniel Etra added a comment -

          I agree that this would be incredibly useful functionality. We're interested in using a database for internal community job postings, but need a way for people to know when a new entry has been made.

          I see a way to style RSS feeds but I don't see how to enable them for the database. Email subscriptions like for forums would be ideal.

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          Daniel Etra added a comment - I agree that this would be incredibly useful functionality. We're interested in using a database for internal community job postings, but need a way for people to know when a new entry has been made. I see a way to style RSS feeds but I don't see how to enable them for the database. Email subscriptions like for forums would be ideal.
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          Anthony Borrow added a comment -

          I am adding 1.9 and 2.0 to affected versions. This would be a good improvement to the database activity module and make it more useful for teachers and students. Sounds like a good project for 2.1. Peace - Anthony

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          Anthony Borrow added a comment - I am adding 1.9 and 2.0 to affected versions. This would be a good improvement to the database activity module and make it more useful for teachers and students. Sounds like a good project for 2.1. Peace - Anthony

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