Did you know you can deliver a specific Theme based on a users Cohort in Moodle?
OK, so this month it’s a bit of a cheat, because this is not actually a plugin, it’s a new feature introduced in Moodle 3.5 that could only be achieved previously by using a plugin, so you can appreciate how we ended up here 😉
A new feature introduced in Moodle 3.5 is the ability to set a Theme for a Cohort.
If Cohort Themes have been enabled in the Theme settings page of Site administration, then a specific Cohort Theme can be chosen when creating or editing the Cohort.
This opens up the possibility of using a variety of similar Themes, but perhaps each with a slightly different colour scheme, or a different logo, and then to have the Theme displayed to anyone in a specific Cohort.
As a simplistic example, people studying Liberal Arts courses might be delivered an orange Theme, History a red Theme, and Environmental and Science a green Theme.
Cohorts could even be for people from a number of different companies, all logging into courses on your Moodle site, and yet each Cohort (company) gets their own Theme, and the own logo! Neat.
Can you think of any other creative ways this new feature could be used?