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Getting Moodle ready for the new academic year

 
Kris Roger
Getting Moodle ready for the new academic year
by Kris Roger - Monday, 1 October 2012, 3:37 PM
 

Here are a few things that Moodle teachers and editors might like to know to get courses ready for the start of teaching this academic year. Firstly...

Your course may be hidden from the students

At the end of August, most courses were prepared for the new academic year by having the students and their contributions removed. Those courses were also hidden from the students to give you time to make changes for 2012/13.

If you have not already done so, please remember to release your course to the students in time for the start of teaching:

http://clt.lse.ac.uk/moodle/moodle-faqs-staff.php#courseavailable

Moodle editors should contact CLT for further assistance. If you are a student and your courses are not yet visible on Moodle you will need to wait until your department has made your course available to students. This does not prevent you from officially registering for a course through LSE for You.

Controlling access to your course

By default, courses are available to everyone in the LSE community. If you want to make your course available to people outside LSE, you can do this by enabling "Guest access".

http://clt.lse.ac.uk/moodle/moodle-faqs-staff.php#guestaccess

On the other hand, you might want to restrict access to your course so that it is only available to certain people. You can do this in one of two ways:

1) Set an "enrolment key", a password students must supply before being granted access to the course.

http://clt.lse.ac.uk/moodle/moodle-faqs-staff.php#enrolmentkey

2) Prevent self enrolment altogether

http://clt.lse.ac.uk/moodle/moodle-faqs-staff.php#preventselfenrol