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Moodle Tutorials: Beginning of Semester Checklist

Beginning of Semester Checklist

Beginning of Semester Checklist

1. Link your Moodle course to a course listed in BoxerOnline or Request an unlinked Moodle course site.

(See Linking Your Course to Moodle or Requesting an Unlinked Moodle Course)

2. Add any additional instructors, TAs, or other users who may need access to your site

To add users to a site,

  1. Go to the course homepage.

  2. Click on the Participants menu item in the Navigation menu:

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  4. Then click the Enroll Users button at the top right-hand of the page and then search for the user you wish to enroll.

  5. Assign the role you want the person to have

  6. Click Enroll users to complete the enrollment. 

4. Import content from a previous or another course

Go to More... menu item on top of the course content and select Course Reuse:


2.  From the Course Reuse page, select the course you want to transfer and click Continue. If the course is not listed, use the Search box. NOTE: Only courses for which you are the instructor will appear on this list.

3. Next, you will see a page with options on what to include in the import. If you would like everything to transfer, select all four. If you would like to exclude activities, blocks, filters, or the question bank, uncheck the respective box or boxes and click Next.

4. You will then see a page that shows all of the files on your course site. Deselect any files that you do not wish to transfer and then click Next.

5. On the next page, you will be able to view everything that has transferred. If there are any mistakes, fix them at this point by clicking previous and going back to the pages before. Once you are satisfied with everything that has been imported, select Perform import.

6. Select Continue on the next page and you will be redirected to the page where your materials have been imported.

5. Make sure your course site is not hidden (and therefore unavailable to enrolled students)

To check to see whether your site is available:

  1. Go to the course homepage.

  2. Click Settings on the menu above your course content:

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  4. Under the General section find the Course Visibility field (3rd field from the top). From the drop-down menu for the Visible field (up/down arrows in the field right corner), select Show to make the course available to students.

  5. Click the Save and display button.

6. Update dates on Activities

It is simple to change the dates on all Activities in your course at the same time.

1. Click on the Reports in the top menu above your course content gear :

2. From the Reports page, click Dates.

3. From the Dates page, you can filter your Activities by type, or Expand all (right side of the page near the top).

4. From the page that opens, you can update all dates at once. 

Don't forget to Save changes before you leave the page.


8. You may want to contact your students and let them know that they can access course resources via Moodle course management system

You can use the Announcements Forum in your Moodle site to send an e-mail announcement to all of your students. Announcements are located on the top module of your course content.

9. Be sure to stop by a Moodle Workshop to review Moodle functions and learn some new skills

Learn more about upcoming workshops and events.