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Virtual Learning Platforms Thread, Mandatory E-mail field in Moodle. in Technical; Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester No When you first login you get a page to update your profile. So did you ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    No When you first login you get a page to update your profile.
    So did you try what I suggested? I've been looking again today and if that doesn't work then I have no idea. It doesn't appear to be possible. As I said before you could just put dummy information into the email field.

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    We had this problem at one point unfortunatly we now have a script to create users directly for our database. This might work:

    In LDAP settings don't assign an e-mail field but set it to be locked.

    Does your OU not hold e-mail addresses?

    Sorry not to be more help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    So did you try what I suggested? I've been looking again today and if that doesn't work then I have no idea. It doesn't appear to be possible. As I said before you could just put dummy information into the email field.
    Sorry i missed that bit out, yes i tried that

    Quote Originally Posted by Jona View Post
    We had this problem at one point unfortunatly we now have a script to create users directly for our database. This might work:

    In LDAP settings don't assign an e-mail field but set it to be locked.

    Does your OU not hold e-mail addresses?

    Sorry not to be more help.

    Cheers
    Jona
    I dont get what you mean, sorry

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    What's stopping you from using a dummy email address for your year 7 students?

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    Nothing really but i would rather have it blank before i do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    Nothing really but i would rather have it blank before i do that.
    I think Moodle requires email addresses because the user has the option to send email messages when a new forum topic is posted etc.

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    Ok thanks allot

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    To clarify what I was trying to say (admittedly a long shot).

    Navigate to your LDAP authentication plug settings page in moodle "Settings link in Administration > Users > Authentication"

    Scroll down until you get to Email: then set Lock value to be "Locked" (See screenshot).
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    It is possible, I tried this today at work.

    Read this post on the moodle.org webstie and edit the relevant PHP files, you can choose whether e-mail is mandatory or not, and it does work!!

    http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=79669

    Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jona View Post
    To clarify what I was trying to say (admittedly a long shot).

    Navigate to your LDAP authentication plug settings page in moodle "Settings link in Administration > Users > Authentication"

    Scroll down until you get to Email: then set Lock value to be "Locked" (See screenshot).
    Thanks anyway, but i tried that.

    Quote Originally Posted by maniac View Post
    It is possible, I tried this today at work.

    Read this post on the moodle.org webstie and edit the relevant PHP files, you can choose whether e-mail is mandatory or not, and it does work!!

    http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=79669

    Mike.
    thanks i will have a look on Wednesday (day off tomorrow)

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