A press release on moodle.com shared the news that what was a plugin in previous versions, has now become a core experience, and User Tours are active by default and seamlessly integrated to the Moodle 3.2 experience.
A User Tour is a dedicated menu that hovers over all the other sections and options on a Moodle site. It consists of several steps, each highlighting an important part of the site. The purpose is to get users acquainted on the features and possibilities of the site.
With User Tours, teachers and administrators can create routes across the Moodle sections, pages and activities they consider relevant. If a new feature is added, the Tour can be easily updated.
User Tours are available on the administration menu, “Appearance” tab. Add the link of the Moodle page you want the Tour to launch. After that, a User Tour editor allows adding and editing steps. Filters can also be applied to choose the kind of user the Tour will come to welcome.
The User Tour dialog can be placed anywhere on the site, and highlight any element, that has a CSS selector. It features “Previous”, “Next” and “End Tour” buttons. Everything is fully CSS editable. Preset Tours are available through a “Tour repository” button on the settings page.
Students familiar with a site can skip the Tour, but launching it again is always possible through a link at the bottom of every page. User Tours are compatible with language filters to match any user language in polyglot Moodle sites.
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