I'd like to create a front page (ie page arrived at after login) that is customised to different user groups. This will allow me to provide content that is more tailored to the needs of each of these groups (- these needs can be different).
However, current options for the front page appear to be limited to either the Dashboard or Site Home, and neither of these pages appear to allow limiting access to blocks, activities or resources - except by role.
To get around these limitations I'm planning to register a domain name just so I can point it to a course page which I am setting up for this purpose as a 'Start Page'. I'll then publicise this domain name as the address for our Moodle site rather than the standard url.
So my suggestion/request would be that it would be much more useful if a further option was added to Dashboard and Site Home, allowing admins to specify a default course page that users would be taken to after successful login. This would allow the full flexibility of course pages to be used, eg restrict access via synced cohorts, user profile fields etc.
If you wanted to extend this idea, you could also provide users with the ability to specify which page they would like to land on after login. I'd suggest this would be a true 'user preference' rather than the current choice available for the defaulthomepage field.
(I was hoping this suggestion would already be covered by
MDL-57208 however it appears this isn't the case.)