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Features Description

This plugin introduces a new notification feature to automatically send custom reminders for courses:

  1. Login Reminder: user has not begun the course X days after enrolling
  2. Completion Reminder: user has not completed the course X days after the first access
  3. Course Closing reminder: user has not completed the course X days before the course end date (if set)

Each reminder can be activated separately for each course.

For each reminder it will be possible to set a standard text or a custom notification text and scheduling.

Cron Job

To allow the system to properly work you need to set up a cron job on your server calling periodically (i.e every 10 minutes) the following URL: 


Reminders activation and settings

The course alert function is available for every course. From the course management page, just click on the new envelope icon to access the configuration panel:

This will open a configuration panel where you’ll be able to:

  1. Select one or more reminder for each course
  2. Define to send them by e-mail or by SMS
  3. Define how many days after or before the “trigger” your reminder should be sent. 
  4. Set a custom notification text

NOTE: to use SMS you’ll need to purchase SMS credit and configure the SMS settings under the general settings of your LMS. SMS messages are subject to a text length limit of 144 chars.

Notification text customization

Writing a custom message

The message field for each notification displays a default text: just click on the text area and start writing to enter a custom text.
Conventional HTML tags can be used for text formatting.


The following dynamic tags are available to customize your Course Alert notification text:

  • [user]: will print the name of the user receiving the notification
  • [course]: displays the course title
  • [days]: displays the number of days as set in the notification settings

Edit the default message

The default text message can be edited through the standard Forma language management features

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