With classes about to begin, here are a few reminders for instructors about getting your course set-up in Moodle:
1. Training sessions will be offered on Moodle. Click here for dates/times
2. Moodle courses are automatically generated and enrolled with your students. However, MuOnline contains your OFFICIAL course roster
- New improvement!
Students who add or drop your course (through the Registrar's Office
), will be removed from your Moodle course during the next nightly update (please allow 24 hours). The update process will run nightly (Mon-Fri) throughout the duration of the semester.
4. Course Start Date
- You will need to set the start date for your course. I recommend choosing the Sunday BEFORE the first day of classes (Jan. 17th for the traditional Spring semester) as your start date--this allows your course to run in a traditional weekly format. Click here for the steps
. You will also need to select the correct number of weeks: Choose "17" for a traditional spring semester. Click here for the steps
5. Adding the Quickmail (E-Mail) Application to Your Moodle Course
- If wish to be able to e-mail your class from Moodle, you will need to add the Quickmail application to each of your courses. Click here for the steps
6. Teaching Multiple Sections
- If you teach multiple sections of the same course, and you only want to use one Moodle course shell, contact Joe Hardenbrook
. He will set you up with a manually-created course shell that you can use.
7. Teaching Cross-Listed Courses
- If you teach a cross-listed course, you will have Moodle course shells for both cross-listed courses. Your students will be displayed in both
Moodle course shells. Pick one of the cross-listed course shells to use. Re-title the "full name" of the course (use the Settings
link on your course page, but DO NOT change the Short Name
) to reflect both course numbers. Then make the course shell you are NOT using unavailable
8. Moving Content from Old Courses to New Courses
- You can transfer all documents/files/labels from old courses to new ones. Click here for the steps
. Quiz content must be transferred separately.
9. Fall 2009 Moodle courses have been made unavailable to your students.
On instructors' Moodle accounts, these courses will appear "grayed out" and below active courses.
10. More Moodle Tips