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 Maurizio Baudino
    Tue, 5 Jan 2016, 6:12 PM
    Your plugin simply doesn't work on my site. After sign up the users get a blank page (the title in the address bar is the same of signup); if you try to log in you receive the advice that an email was sent to you email address; I can confirm the user by the administration tools, but no email are sent to anyone (I tried with several domains). I've got no problem with the traditional authentication system and no problem with cron-job. Must the email arrive fast? Thanks.
  • Picture of Sergio Sánchez
    Thu, 14 Jan 2016, 11:48 PM
    Hi Bas, as Richard, Peter and John, im trying to send the welcome mail to user with oauth2, the plugin detected and list the oauth2 in the auth plugins settings but the mail is not send.

    Is posible to send this mail with oauth2? Thanks in advance
  • Picture of Urs Landis
    Wed, 25 May 2016, 8:26 PM
    After updating to Moodle 3.1, notification shows «The following plugins in your system are using Events 1 API deprecated handlers: 'local_welcome'. Please, update them to use Events 2 API. See
  • Picture of Am Osl
    Tue, 7 Jun 2016, 4:32 PM
    Hi, the plugin indeed sends email to the user but not to the admin. Do you have an idea ?
  • Picture of malaka udawatta
    Tue, 21 Jun 2016, 5:32 PM
    The plugin didn't work moodle 3.1 site.
  • Picture of raitme citterio
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016, 4:33 AM
    The following plugins on your system are using outdated drivers for the API Events 1: 'local_welcome'. Please update them to use the API Events 2. Consultation .

    I used moodle 3.1.1+
  • Picture of Per Oskar Westin
    Wed, 28 Sep 2016, 4:59 PM
    Hi there!
    This looks like exactly what I need. Any chance it will be released for 3.1 in the near future?
  • Picture of Jasmine Taylor
    Sat, 1 Oct 2016, 11:50 AM
    Hey! This looks great, when will it be available for 3.1?
  • Picture of Michael Milette
    Tue, 4 Oct 2016, 10:38 PM
    +1 for needing a Moodle 3.1 compatible version.
  • Picture of József Somogyi
    Sat, 15 Oct 2016, 2:40 PM
  • Picture of Chris Pekar
    Sun, 16 Oct 2016, 8:17 PM
    +1 for needing a Moodle 3.1 compatible version.
  • Picture of Hape Cook-Porter
    Wed, 2 Nov 2016, 8:39 AM
    +1 for needing a Moodle 3.1 compatible version.
  • Picture of Andrew Barrett
    Wed, 21 Dec 2016, 3:29 AM
    +1 for 3.2 version
  • Picture of Yannis Me
    Wed, 4 Jan 2017, 4:43 AM
    +1 for 3.2 version!
  • Picture of Aida Debibi
    Fri, 17 Feb 2017, 6:53 PM
    Hi Bas,
    Plugin, very useful !
    Is it possible to send the password when the manual creation of an account ? (I want them to use the password that was generated for them).
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