Add a new user
Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.0. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Add a new user.
An administrator can create new user accounts in Settings > Site administration > Users > Accounts > Add a new user. (To add users in bulk, see Upload users.)
Certain fields can be set as default. For example, the city and country defaults may be set in Settings > Site administration > Location > Location settings.
- 1 General
- 1.1 Username
- 1.2 Authentication method
- 1.3 Password
- 1.4 First Name
- 1.5 Surname
- 1.6 Email address
- 1.7 Email display
- 1.8 Email format
- 1.9 Email digest type
- 1.10 Forum auto-subscribe
- 1.11 Forum tracking
- 1.12 When editing text
- 1.14 Screen Reader
- 1.15 City/town
- 1.16 Country
- 1.17 Timezone
- 1.18 Preferred language
- 1.19 Description
- 2 User Picture
- 3 Interests
- 4 Optional
The user will use this username to log in to the Moodle instance. It needs to be unique. This may be changed. A user's name can only contain alphabetical letters in lowercase, numbers, hyphen '-', underscore '_', period '.', or an at character '@'.
The setting specifies how Moodle will check whether the user's specified password is correct.
Accounts created by an administrator use the Manual Accounts method, and accounts created by the user themselves using the email sign-up method use the E-mail based self-registration method.
This is the user's password. It is subject to the password policy in Site policies. A user can change their password by the Settings block > My Profile settings > Change password link.
The user's first name. It is displayed along with the last name in messages, forum posts, participants list, reports and anywhere where something about the user is shows on the page.
The user's surname. It is displayed along with the first name in messages, forum posts, participants list, reports and anywhere where something about the user is shows on the page.
Password reset notices, forum digests and other messages are sent to this email address from the Moodle site.
This setting controls who can see the user's email address.
This setting can be used such that Moodle will send text-only emails to the user.
Email digest type
This setting set whether the user will receive an email for each new forum post in subscribed forums, or if new posts should be sent once per day in a digest, and which type of digest.
- No digest (one receives individual emails),
- Complete (a single digest daily) or
- Subjects (a single digest daily with only the post topics included).
If a user subscribes to a forum, new posts will be sent in the digest as specified. This setting sets whether a user is automatically subscribed to forums or if a manual click on the subscription button in each forum is required.
THis setting specifies whether new posts written since the user's last visit should be highlighted as such.
When editing text
This setting specifies whether the user prefers to see the WYSIWYG text editor or just a plain text box.
Enabling this setting will improve the display of Moodle to make it more compatible with screen readers.
The user's city or town
The user's country
This setting is used to adjust the times of messages and assignment/quiz due dates to match the user's local time
This will cause the Moodle interface to be displayed in the specified language. (See Language packs)
Note: Content will not be translated automatically, but if multi-language content is entered the appropriate language content will be displayed, if available.
Information about the user that other users can see.
The user's picture (also known as an Avatar) can be displayed next to the user's name next to any content he/she has posted in Moodle Activities such as the forum. There is a default image, in two sizes, that is used by the Moodle site. The site administrator can change the default images. Here is the standard default "f1" image.
- There is a delete button when checked and the profile is saved, will delete the picture
- There is a browse button for the user to find and upload a file.
- The upload image will be reduced and saved in two file of 100px by 100px and 35px by 35px.
- The picture description appears whent he mouse rolls over the picture.
- TIP: The site administrator can view all uploaded user pictures via the URL <moodle url>/userpix/. For example http://demo.moodle.org/userpix/.
- TIP: Want the default picture to be blank? Replace the picture with a file that has 1 white pixel.
- TIP: The site administrator can change the default picture for the site by replacing the F1 and F2 images in the theme or pic folders.
The list of interests can be used as a way of connecting users with similar interests. Tags must be enabled on the site.
There are several optional fields that come with an standard install. These include: Web Page, ICA number, Skype ID, AIM ID, Yahoo ID, MSN ID, ID number, Institution, Department, Phone, Mobile Phone, Address.
The site administrator may add more custom fields and/or turn off any of these "optional" fields.