Look on the FAQ Section for Detailed Instructions with Pictures.
Below are a number of common tasks that many professors carry out for each course. If you have a suggestion for a new topic, or believe that more information/steps should be added to make these more clear, please contact us.
Confirm that your course(s) is/are listed in Moodle
Teaching courses are automatically created prior to the first day of the
semester. By default, teaching courses are unavailable to the students. Once your
course is set up, be sure to make it available. (See instructions below) Also visit the ltech.alliant.edu website and follow the path.
>>>Add or drop students
Restore content from a previous course into a new course (see figure 1 below)
1. Click on the link for your new, empty teaching course.
2. Click on "Import" under the "settings" tab. (see figure 1 below)
**NOTE (If you have already added activities/resources in your course from a previous semester, or you are using a shell from another professor, click on the Import all materials into current course link instead. If you would like to delete some of the material later, you will have the ability to delete or hide from student view.)
3. Click on the course that you want to import. *Note, the list only contains course that you are linked to. If you do not see the course that you want to import as yours, contact the elearning staff firstname.lastname@example.org to be added. Please copy the professor who teaches the course on the email to elearning so that we know you have permission to use the course material.
4. A series of boxes may appear. Click on the continue or next button to complete the process.
Confirm student Enrollment
1. Click on the “users” link in the “Administration” block.
2. Click on the “enrolled users”.
Quick tip: Students are automatically enrolled into courses before the semester begins. If the roster is incorrect, please contact the help desk 858-635-4357. Regardless of the specific campus where you teach, select the option for San Diego and ask to speak with the elearning staff.
Add guest instructor(s)or TA(s)
1. Click on “users” in the “Administration” block.
2. Click on the “enrolled.”
3. Click on “enroll users” button in the upper right hand side of the screen.
4. Select the role from the “assign rolls” drop-down menu at the top of the window.
5. Search for user by name or Student ID using the search field at the bottom of the
6. When the results are listed, click on the “enroll” button next to the user’s name.
7. Click on the “finish enrolling users button.”
Change the role of a specific user (i.e. co-teaching)
1. Follow the instructions above for "add guest instructor(s) or TA(s).
2. Next to the user's name will be his or her role. Click on word of the specific role (e.g. put your mouse over "student" and click).
3. A box will open that allows you to select the role that you want to assign.
4. Repeat these steps for multiple role changes.
Make the course available to students
1. Click on “edit settings” in the “Administration” block.
2. In the “availability” section, choose the option “available for student view” from the drop-down menu.
3. Save changes.
Post a new file resource to your Moodle course
1. Click on the “turn on editting” button in the upper right of the screen.
2. Go to the week that you want to add the activity. Click on the “add an activity or resource” (bottom right hand side of the week.
3. Select the activity that you want to add from the menu. Complete everything in red and notice the blue light bulb next to each field for additional information about each field.
4. Make sure that you have made the content visible for student view and then save the changes.
Resource, Files, and Folders
Moodle 2 stores course files and folders in resource items that you create. Students access these
items by clicking links to them from the front page of your Moodle course. A Link to a file resource
will open a single file. A Link to a folder resource will open a folder where students can then
access any files listed there. Currently there is not a central files area where all documents can be
Student Progress and Activity Completion Tracking
The “activity completion” settings allow instructors and students to track progress through the
content of a course. Each content item (resource or activity) can be set to track completion.
Although this is referred to as “activity completion” it can also be applied to “course resources.” The
“activity completion” setting can be found at the bottom of the edit page that is used to create or
update any resource or activity.
Activity completion settings are important if you are also using “access control contingencies”
to reveal links for other activities or resources.
Access Control Contingency
Access control contingencies allow an instructor to designate certain conditions under which a
link to an activity or resource will be revealed. The criteria for revealing links includes pre-set date
& time, a predetermined grade on an assignment or grade category (including course total), and a
designation of completion for another activity or resource.
Contingencies also allow for multiple outcomes so that a student receiving a high grade on a quiz
could see one set of links, while a student receiving a low score would see another set of links,
perhaps to remedial or support materials.
The Gradebook now features two new Category and items views that display categories and
items on the same page. These views allow instructors to create new categories and items, and
also view and edit the item and category properties.
Export Forum Content to PDF
Discussion forums now allow instructors to export the content to a PDF. The content can be exported with student names visible, or as anonymous posts with only reference numbered participants.
Note: To export your forum content, you must first add the Export Forum block to the front page
your Moodle course.
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