General plugins (Local): Moodle welcome

Maintained by Picture of Bas Brands Bas Brands
Sends a welcome message to new users, sends a notification to a moderator of the new user creation
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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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  • Picture of Bas Brands
    Thu, Feb 7, 2013, 8:48 PM
    I will update it and have a new version ready in max 2 weeks
  • Picture of Josh Ovett
    Wed, Feb 20, 2013, 2:18 PM
    Please add me to the list when updated to 2.4.1
  • Picture of Mike Finney
    Tue, Mar 5, 2013, 4:03 AM
    Is there a way to add other fields to be sent to the moderator? I want to have some additional info sent than just the user. That would be great if we could.
  • Picture of Jan Combrink
    Thu, Apr 11, 2013, 5:11 PM
    Hi Bas
    Any progress with the update to 2.4.X yet? It is an App that I really want to use.
  • Picture of Bas Brands
    Fri, Apr 12, 2013, 1:24 PM
    Sorry Jan, I have been too busy working on the bootstrap theme, I am afraid that has been taking up all of my time. I'll try again next week. In the mean time keep poking me for a new version smile
  • Picture of Alan Hare
    Wed, Apr 17, 2013, 5:08 AM
    Hey Bas Brands nice addon! Works perfectly with 2.5

    1. Increase the width size of the subject field in the settings to allow admin to see full text
    2. Move the text "Default: Hello user Welcome to site" Default text below the input field in the settings
    3. List more system varables to use as examples besides only user
  • Picture of Rob Skeet
    Fri, Jun 21, 2013, 11:38 PM
    I'm on version 2.4
    I get the defective or outdated error as well.
    any idea when the new version might be coming?
    I really think this should have been part of Moodle proper since 2.0 released.
    please let us know when it comes available.
  • Picture of Sergio González
    Thu, Sep 12, 2013, 9:17 PM
    Hi. Thanks for the plugin. Could I send the username and password in the welcome mail?

  • Picture of Bas Brands
    Thu, Sep 12, 2013, 9:46 PM
    HI Sergion,

    Unfortunately it can't get the users passwords. Those are stored encrypted in the Moodle database
  • Picture of Doug Osborne
    Fri, Sep 20, 2013, 7:43 AM
    Hi, I just installed the welcome plugin (v2.4). I'm trying to send an email only to a custom admin email address, and it doesn't seem to be working. Any ideas on how I can troubleshoot this?
  • Picture of John Rickard
    Mon, Sep 23, 2013, 6:08 PM
    Good Morning

    Brilliant addition to our site - however we would like it that if possible we could include other profile fields in the emails?

    email address / country etc.

    Is this possible?
  • On the jetty
    Thu, Nov 28, 2013, 8:18 PM
    Fantastic plug-in that saves so much time!

    Will you be releasing a Moodle 2.6 version please?
  • Picture of Aleksandar Marjanovic
    Sun, Jan 5, 2014, 7:40 AM
    Greetings from Macedonia smile

    Yesterday I had a sleepless night and guess what - I spent the night thinking of improving the functionality of your plugin. It was a sleepless but not useless night. I realized that actually having a [password] field is not necessary at all! The problem could be solved by sending same password to all new registered users and forcing them to change the password at their first logging on Moodle. The only thing that will be necessary is to have [username] field in the welcome message. Is that possible? And instead of having User which results in showing Firstname Lastname in the welcome message, can we have only [Firstname] field?

    Best regards,
  • Just wondering . . .
    Fri, Jan 17, 2014, 9:36 AM
    I have the same question as Roger. Does this plugin work with Moodle 2.6?

  • Picture of Bas Brands
    Fri, Jan 17, 2014, 4:12 PM
    Hi Derek, Roger. The current release works for Moodle 2.6.
    @aleksandar: I am expecting some contributed code to this plugin that allows you to use more profile fields.

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