New Plugin – Archive unused courses on your Moodle site with Course archiver

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Many times Moodle site administrators face the problems of clearing unused courses on their Moodle site which are either not accessed by any students or just don’t create anything. New plugin released in Moodle Plugins database by Matthew Davidson can help you out in archiving the unused courses on your Moodle site easily.
This tool is used to search for courses, notify the course owners, and mass hide or archive (backup and remove) courses.
Course Archiver Plugin
You can download the latest version of the Course Archiver plugin from the Moodle plugins database through this link – https://moodle.org/plugins/view/tool_coursearchiver
Installation – To install this plugin you need to choose “admin/tool” as the installation directory.
Settings

WIRIS
  • Folder Path – A folder created within the moodledata folder. The tool will create this folder, however it is recommended that the folder be created outside the moodledata folder, and a shortcut be placed in the moodledata folder.
  • Course Hide Email – This is the template email that will be sent to the owners of the selected courses to notify them that their course(s) will be hidden. There are two required variables in the email %to (name of the recipient) and %courses (a list of courses with mailto hyperlinks to notify the site administrator that the user wishes to opt out)
  • Course Archive Email – This is the template email that will be sent to the owners of the selected courses to notify them that their course(s) will be archived. There are two required variables in the email %to (name of the recipient) and %courses (a list of courses with mailto hyperlinks to notify the site administrator that the user wishes to opt out)

Have you ever faced problems with unused courses on your Moodle site? How you overcame the same? Do let us know in the comments below.