When crons run in MoodleCloud sites

Modified on Thu, 21 Dec 2023 at 09:58 AM

The cron service is the service that generates notification emails, and the frequency of cron service running varies from site to site. You can find when the crons last ran for your site on the System Status Page.

  • Crons are run by MoodleCloud staff for all MoodleCloud Sites.
  • You can find the details of when the cron last ran for your MoodleCloud site on the System status page:
  1. Logged in as the site administrator, go to Site Administration > Reports > System status;
  2. Click Cron running 
  3. Below you will find the Time since last cron run expressed in days/hours/minutes.

If you want to increase or shorten the time users have to edit forum posts, glossary comments, etc., you can do so as explained further below. This will reduce the 30 minute wait time, but ultimately, it still depends on when cron runs for your site, which is set by us here at MoodleCloud.

  • You can view and change Maximum Time To Edit Posts setting here: 
  1. Go to Site administration > General > Security > Site security settings;
  2. Edit Maximum time to edit posts

*Crons cannot be modified by the site owner. Please refer to the article Preconfigured MoodleCloud features for more information on this topic.

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