I sent these notes to faculty and staff in an email on 10-28-10, but want to remind everyone of a few Moodle updates that are in place for the Winter 2011 term:
- Courses in Moodle are now visible to faculty members by default, and they are placed in the term in which the course is offered according to Banner. Faculty Assistants no longer need to move Moodle courses to the appropriate category to make the courses visible.
- Moodle courses are unavailable to enrolled students until the faculty member makes the course available. To do this, click on the Settings link in the Administration block, scroll down to “Availability” and change setting to “This course is available to students.”
- All enrollments into Moodle now come from Banner. Thus, students are prohibited from enrolling themselves in a Moodle course, so there is no longer a need to use the enrollment key feature to keep “unwanted” visitors out of your Moodle course.
If you have questions or problems, feel free to drop me a note.