jason.hardin

Useful User Tours

Blog Post created by jason.hardin on Aug 14, 2017

User tours is an awesome new feature that was originally a community plugin for Moodle 3.1 that we added to Moodlerooms and then in Moodle 3.2 has become a core part of Moodle. user tours are a way for administrators and institutions to create walkthroughs for instructors and learners about how to use Moodle and Moodlerooms. Moodle HQ created a great video on User tours, which covers what a user tour looks like to a learner as well as how an administrator creates a user tour. If you are interested in understanding how user tours work and how to create them then I recommend watching the video.

 

For this blog post, I wanted to focus on user tours that already exist in the community that I think are useful for institutions to enable on their site for new instructors and learners. All of these user tours are available within the user tours repository on Moodle.org. When searching for user tours I recommend that you ignore the Moodle version number because user tours work by finding CSS locators in the HTML. Most of the user tours will work for the version of Moodle that Moodlerooms is running for you because the CSS locators in of most of Moodle's pages don't change from release to release. I do recommend that you test any user tour on your sandbox site before you install it onto your production site.

 

Beyond this list, there aren't a lot of user tours in the community. Two tours come with Moodle 3.2 for Boost Administration and Course view in Boost. If you have some time try to create a user tour. We will also be working to add user tours for clients in up coming releases.

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