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Location: Administration > Location >

There are two pages of settings under this course administration block link: Locations settings and Update timezones.

Location settings

Location: Administration > Location > Location settings

Location settings

Default timezone

This sets the default time zone for date display.

Force default timezone

Pull down menu to force the user to be in a specific timezone or allow users to individually select their timezone.

Default country

Select the country to appear by default on a new user account page form.

IP address lookup

GeoIP City data file

Location of GeoIP City binary data file. This is a non-invasive way to determine geographical and other information about Internet visitors in real-time. This file is not part of Moodle distribution and must be obtained separately from MaxMind. There is a GeoIPLite version for free.

Google Maps API key

Google Maps for IP address lookup visualization key. The Google Maps API lets you embed Google Maps with JavaScript. This is free.

(Now what? Please add para here to say where we can see the map!!)

Update timezones

Location: Administration > Location > Update timezones

The update timezones page provides administrators with the option to update their local database with new information about world timezones. This is important because of daylight saving changes that many countries use.

If the update is completed with success, Moodle will inform you how many entries were updated and which location was used as a source.