For a tour of how to log in to Moodle, find your courses, and customize your Dashboard, watch our Moodle Overview and Dashboard video in Stream.
Giving students access
As in the past, courses are hidden by default and not visible to students until the instructor makes the course visible. When you have your course setup and ready for students to view, make your course visible and check your course start date by:
- From your course, click the gear for course administration (upper right corner) and click Edit settings.
- In the General block, change the Course visibility setting from Hide to Show.
- Click Save and display at the bottom of the page after making any changes to the settings.
Dealing with discrepancies
If you notice that there is a discrepancy in enrollments or you don't see your courses, you should:
- Check Colleague Self-Service to verify the course or student is listed there
- If so, wait 24 hours for Moodle to reflect this
- If not, contact the Registrar at X2366 or email@example.com
- If Colleague Self-Service is correct and it has been longer than 24 hours, contact the Help Desk at X4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Students: All courses are hidden by default. Check with your faculty member to see if they are planning on using Moodle and have made the course visible.
Setting up your course
The default course format is Onetopic. Your course does not have weeks listed as it did in the past. Follow these steps to customize your course.
To Change Your Course Format
- Click on the cog in the upper right-hand corner of your course and select Edit settings
- Under Course format > Format > select "Topics" (or other) format
To Add Content Areas
- In the upper right-hand corner of your course below the cog, select Turn editing on
- Click the plus symbol next to the last topic tab.
This video walks through on how to set up your course and much more.
For more quick videos on adding TAs, creating assignments, and more you can view our YouTube playlist.
Requesting integration of an external tool
Anyone wishing to request the integration of an external tool (Perusall, Cengage, etc) with Moodle should complete the Process for Requesting Moodle External Tool Integration.
Using a previous version of the course
If you wish, you may use content from a prior course in your current course. For information on restoring or importing course content from another course, see our topic "Reusing Content" in the Moodle Professional Development course.
If, after reviewing the instructions, you are uncomfortable moving materials, the Educational Technology staff is happy to import archived materials into your current
course for you. This will require completing this form and will take a day or two to complete.
Combining sections of the same course
If you are teaching multiple sections of the same course or you and your colleagues teaching the same course want to share resources, you can request to have multiple sections combined into a metacourse by completing this form.