Moodle welcome

General plugins (Local) ::: local_welcome
Maintained by Bas Brands
Sends a welcome message to new users, sends a notification to a moderator of the new user creation
Latest release:
1451 sites
135 fans
Current versions available: 3


This plugin sends one email message to users that are new in Moodle and one email to a moderator.

This will work to all standard moodle authentication systems:

  • manually created users
  • users that signed up
  • users authentication through LDAP
  • all other standard authentication systems

Configuration can be done using:

Site administration->Plugins->Local plugins->Moodle welcome

Configurable fields are:

enable / disable welcome messages to users
enable / disable welcome messages to moderators

message send to user
message send to moderator

message subject for user
message subject for moderator

send from firstname
send from lastname
send from email address

moderator email address


Download and install in your /local folder in moodle's wwwroot

Run Moodle notifications,

Configure your email messages / moderators etc


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  • Michael Milette
    Wed, May 20, 2020, 3:39 AM
    Hi Bas, useful plugin. Any change you will be updating it for Moodle 3.7, 3,8 and 3.9?
  • Arkadiusz Baryła
    Thu, Aug 6, 2020, 9:05 PM
    Hi, Does this plugin work well with Moodle 3.9.1?
  • Peter
    Tue, Nov 3, 2020, 9:05 PM
    Hi Bas,
    Since there is no other plugin which can provide custom profile fields to the welcom message, i've tried this plugin with 3.9. Does it have to be updated to get it to work in the latest Moodle versions?
  • Associação Brasileira de Linguística
    Sat, Jan 23, 2021, 10:08 PM
    Hello, is it possible to configure the message in multiple languages, so the new user will receive a message on the language that he/she used when created a new account?
  • Hossein K
    Wed, Jul 7, 2021, 4:25 AM
    Hello. Thank you for your plugin. It seems that it is very usefull. But after installing in moodle 10.4 it is not working. I guess I tested also in 3.9 and it is not working again.
    If it is possible, please update it to latest version.
    Many many thanks
  • Hay B
    Thu, Sep 2, 2021, 11:53 PM
    Hi, great plugin! Works ok on 3.11. Is there any way to send a welcome message on course enrolment for existing Moodle users? Most of ours already have accounts but enrol on new courses each year and we want to use it to send them details of new course. Thanks.
  • Horst Kargl
    Tue, Sep 7, 2021, 6:31 PM
    Hi, first, thank you for that plugin wink

    I have the follwoing use case: I would like to contain in the mail to all organizer the information WHO has added the user and to WHICH COURSE the user in enrolled and in which GROUP within this course. Is there a possibility to implement this use case with the plugin? If not, is there a possibility to extend the plugin to suppurt this use case?
  • Алексей Талицких
    Sun, Oct 31, 2021, 1:08 AM
    Can i send user's password in message? If it possible, what variable uses for password?
  • M V
    Fri, Feb 4, 2022, 12:29 AM
    Hi, does this send email notification to a user already registered in moodle when they enrol manually to a course?
  • Muhammad Awais
    Mon, Aug 22, 2022, 12:44 PM
    Hi !
    This plugin is not sending welcome email when i tried to create account through SAML2.
    SAML2 creates user account but Welcome email is not sending email to new user or moderator.
    But the meanwhile when i create user through manual auth it sending welcome email...
    Any suggestions to solve this issue?
  • Shelby Hand
    Sat, Aug 27, 2022, 10:13 AM
    Is this an active and regularly updated plug-in? I’m seeing the last update was a year ago.
  • Jason Grammes
    Sun, Apr 23, 2023, 9:36 PM
    Does this wotk with Moodle 4.0? I have it installed on 4.0, and it sends the moderator, but it is not sending to the user?
  • Susan Fleming
    Thu, Jul 27, 2023, 1:18 AM
    Are there any plans to allow for customized messages based on user profiles, groups, or cohorts?
  • Rudraksh Batra
    Thu, Sep 7, 2023, 2:37 AM
    Hi, your plugin is good, however it should send email after the user is confirmed in moodle, currently it send the email when the registration is done, is it possible once the user status is confirmed, then only it should send email ?
  • jon majdak
    Mon, Sep 25, 2023, 4:22 PM

    I have a question regarding the Moodle plugin "Moodle Welcome." Specifically, it displays random numbers for the date of birth on feedback email. Does anyone have a solution for how to fix this issue? Thank you in advance.
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