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 J. Michael Williams
    Mon, 25 Sep 2017, 11:08 AM
    I have been wondering the same thing. Is this plugin coming to Moodle 3.3
  • Picture of Bas Brands
    Mon, 25 Sep 2017, 1:39 PM
    I hope to find some time to do this soon
  • Picture of Filipe Ferreira
    Sun, 1 Oct 2017, 11:22 PM
    Hi Bas! Thanks for sharing this plugin with such an important feature!
    The version of my moodle is 3.3.2+. I've installed this plugin but I never got the e-mail (I've tryied creating accounts manualy and by e-mail). I got all system e-mails correctely.
    I was wondering that is would be a problem about my version, but I just saw that Rajendra Prasad (comment above) got same problem using a compatible version.
    So my question for you: is it a version problem, plugin bug or am I doing something wrong?
    Thanks a lot for your help.
  • Picture of Margaret Richards
    Fri, 20 Oct 2017, 5:26 AM
    Hi and thanks for the plugin! Some minor feedback: because the checkboxes for "Auth plugins" are right at the top under "Enable user messages" I originally skipped them because I was only interested in "Enable moderator messages". You might consider visually separating the settings into 3 parts: General Settings, User Message Settings, Moderator Message Settings. Also a pop-up clarifying that the 'moderator' can be anyone you want would be helpful --- I was expecting it to say "Admin messages" and had to look it up to realize it could be anyone you specify in the email. Thanks again for this!
  • Picture of Bas Brands
    Fri, 20 Oct 2017, 3:53 PM
    Thanks Margaret! That is some great feedback. I'll use it for the next version.
  • Picture of Tony H
    Tue, 16 Jan 2018, 8:26 PM
    Just to confirm, this plugin works in Moodle 3.4. Like Margaret, I missed checking the box for Auth plugins. Bas, thanks for this plugin! :D
  • Picture of ibrahim ibrahim
    Tue, 6 Feb 2018, 4:44 AM
    I cant install this plugin i have this error

    Validating mod_welcome ... Error
    [Error] Plugin does not declare its component name [null]
    Installation aborted due to validation failure.

    Thank you.
  • Picture of Stephan Freysen
    Fri, 2 Mar 2018, 11:59 PM
    Hi Bas
    Is it possible to send a "new password" in this plugin?

  • Picture of Albert Leatherman
    Sun, 15 Apr 2018, 5:06 AM
    Hi, does this plugin have access to custom user profile fields, so that it is possible to send a message like, "Hi user, your custom user profile field is customfield." Thanks.
  • Picture of jame same
    Sat, 5 May 2018, 4:07 AM
    can I send a new password to this plugin? please help me. best fire pit Fire Pit - Home decor | Facebook buy fire pit
  • Picture of Stephen Sockett
    Fri, 11 May 2018, 9:18 AM
    HI BB! I'm running 3.4. Do you have any idea if and when this amazing plugin will be coming out for this version? Thanks and keep up the great work.
  • Picture of Verónica V.
    Wed, 4 Jul 2018, 7:27 AM
    Hi Bas, thanks for your plugin. Do you plan to upgrade to Moodle 3.5?
  • Picture of Bas Brands
    Wed, 4 Jul 2018, 4:36 PM
    Hi Verónica, I have not made any plans to upgrade yet. Maybe if I have time later this month but I can't make any promises.
  • Picture of Verónica V.
    Thu, 5 Jul 2018, 4:32 AM
    thank you very much for your answer Bas and for keeping it in mind!!!
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