Thanks to all 30 of the Moodlers who took the time to fill out our poll yesterday about Mail/Messaging systems used in their Moodles. Here’s a quick synopsis of the data we collected:
- The majority of users rely on Moodle’s standard messaging system
- 2nd most popular was Quickmail: http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=92
- There are more viable options than the two listed above.
Here’s what the distribution looked like:
A few comments worth sharing,
[standard messaging can] waste students’ time since they get into the Standard Message System and text junk messages to each other
Standard messaging system messages could not be read by teacher – students were using it to send nasty messages. Had to take it down.
we use more then one way
# Standard Message System
# Quickmail or Quickmail v2
# Contact Form Block
In regards to the eMail block (http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=701)
Probably it is not the best solution, but is helpful because its similarity to common online mail systems.
Check out our previous post today to learn more about all the messaging and mail options that you have with Moodle (these are the modules/plugins currently available at Moodle.org).