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HowToMoodle's eCommerce solution 'PayForCourses' version 1.1 is here! We have detailed all you need to know about the exciting updates:

  • Styling update 
    • Menu bar now has a lighter background for a smoother look.
    • Font changed to Helvetica Neue for OS X and Arial for Windows.
    • The colour has now changed on hover to match blue within PayForCourses logo.
    • Upload CSV page now uses same style for buttons as per rest of PayForCourses.
    • {Known} - Browse button does not highlight on Hover as per other buttons.
  • Courses page:
    • Now lists courses 15 per page instead of one large list.
    • Can now sort each column.
    • Clicking on a course name or an editable field now highlights that row.
  • Edit Customer Email Messages
    • Administrators are now able to edit the emails that are sent out to customers once they have purchased a course.
    • "Issue with Enrolment", "New User Created", "An Error has Occurred" and "Enrolled to new Courses" are the type of email that can be sent out.
    • Description of each email can be found in Admin -> Emails.
    • Emails now sent as HTML for better formatting.
    • Emails have fields that can be inserted which automatically get replaced correctly upon email sending. For example, {firstName} becomes "Joe" and {lastName} becomes "Bloggs".
    • Emails are now sent from "PayForCourses Administrator" with the reply-to address being what is set as the Admin Contact by HowToMoodle. (This is separate from the Support Contact).
  • Automatic user creation process
    • The process now caters for more varieties of issues that can arise when a user purchases a course with incorrect information.
    • Username is now generated if username given by customer does not exist and the email address is not in use.
    • [Note] - Will still fail if username and email address given are incorrect. There is no way to avoid this as you cannot have duplicate email addresses in Moodle. To resolve, contact customer and enrol manually via the 'Manual Enrol' page.
  • Error Log
    • There is now an error log to assist HowToMoodle with any queries which a PayForCourses administrator cannot resolve.
    • This is not yet viewable by default for Administrators, but will be at a later date.
    • Currently logs the user creation process.
  • Other minor fixes
    • Changed Suspend button to read "Suspend / Unsuspend" to make it clear that you can also unsuspend users.
    • Suspended Column in Enrolments is no longer selectable.
    • To suspend a user - Click the user to highlight then click the "Suspend / Unsuspend" button.
    • Changed height of Catalogues to a minimum height only.
    • Added Colour Picker to the "Generate Catalogue" page for an easier way to style.

*PayForCourses 1.1 is now compatible with Totara users*

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