20-090 Course reminders

Overview

OpenOLAT can automatically send course reminders via email to course participants, triggered by one or several conditions. Conditions can for example be: Opening the course for the first time, deadlines, subscription to Groups or passing tests/tasks.

Important steps

  1. Open your course via Authoring.

  2. Choose Administration and select Reminders. The Reminders tool opens .

    • You can create new reminders in the Reminders tab.
    • In the tab Sent reminder log you can see the reminders that have been sent - when and to whom. And choose to resend the reminder
  3. If you choose the Add reminder button in the Reminders tab, the reminder creation editor opens.

  4. Write a description and choose the conditions for the reminder to be sent. Some of the conditions are dependent on Course elements (for example the Initial attempt date for a Task or Test or the Enrollment date for the Course element Enrolment), and can only work if the corresponding settings are configured and published in the course (for the condition Deadline: Task assignment , for example, there must a date assigned to the Task assignment in the Course element Task).

  5. Add a unique subject reference so the students can identify the email reminders as linked to your course and customize the email content to the conditions you have chosen.

  6. Save your changes at the bottom of the page. The editor will close automatically.

  7. If you would like to edit, duplicate, delete or send the reminder manually, you can do this with the three dot menu to the right of the reminder.

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