For my Moodle start up page I display to my new user a list of my courses each including a description with an image.
This displays fine in Mozilla and looks quite nice.
However, in Internet Explorer it does not display my images.
After some investigating, I relaised that these images where associated as Course files with the specific course so that only once I had joined the course, would I be able to view the picture. (As to why this doesn't apply in Mozilla, I have no idea).
Although I thought this kind of stupid on the Moodle development teams part, as anything within a course description is really intended for people who are not yet enrolled in a course, I tried to get around the error.
I have tried many different solution, for example making the default role of the Front Page as a student etc. and none of these have worked.
So I figure that for now I will just upload the pictures I want as site files and then copy the link for them into my course descriptions.
However, I thought I would post this here to see if anyone has experienced a similar issue and has an actual fix that will mean I don't have to use this workaround. The reason for this is that I will not be maintaining the site and the person who is gets more confused with these sorts of things, so something that could make their life easier would be nice