As a Moodle Workplace 4 user, you may want to simplify your work by automating certain tasks. Moodle 4’s dynamic rules feature can help you with that. In this blog post, we will discuss what dynamic rules are, how they work, and how you can use them to automate your work.
Starting with Dynamic Rules
Dynamic rules are a set of conditions and actions that you can use to automate your work. With dynamic rules, you can set up specific conditions that, when met, trigger a predefined action. These automations are carried out with the help of a combination of ‘Actions’ and ‘Conditions’. ‘Dynamic rules’ can be found by toggling on the Workplace launcher to the left of the profile picture.
After clicking on it, you’ll be able to see both active and archived rules, with a ‘New rule’ button available as well.
After clicking on ‘New rule’, different tabs will be displayed.
On the left side of the ‘Conditions’ tab, you’ll find predefined conditions for each entity. To configure each condition, click on the ‘plus’ sign. For example, if you select ‘Certification overdue’, you can then choose the specific certification and specify a date before saving the changes. Once this is done, the users who match this condition will be displayed on the bottom right of the screen.
The ‘Actions’ tab allows you to choose what action to take when a condition is met. In this case, it would involve determining what should happen to users who have an overdue certification. Like with the ‘Conditions’ tab, actions can be customised as per your preference. For instance, the administrator can select ‘Notification’ and compose a message to be sent to users who have an overdue certification.
Finally, clicking the ‘Enable’ button will run the dynamic rule.
Dynamic rules are a powerful feature in Moodle Workplace 4 that can help you automate your work. By combining conditions and actions, you can set up automations that trigger when certain conditions are met. This saves you time and effort and enables you to focus on other important tasks.
To learn more about it, watch this short video on dynamic rules, or access details in the Moodle Workplace documentation.