Most instructors will already have their students uploaded to their course by the system administrator that installed the software on the server. If not, there are ways to manually add students in the system, or set up self-enrollment.
- [Instructor] We've now looked at how to setup a Moodle course. We've customized the sections, determined the scope and sequence, and added activities and resources. In this video we'll take a look at how you can add users. Now in most institutions, the list of students will already be entered and uploaded to your course, so adding students isn't something that you'll likely have to worry about. Let's take a look however at how we can manually add students into our course and assign them the correct role and permissions. So right now I'm on my course dashboard for Biology 101, and on the left-hand side from the menu I'm going to select Participants.
Now if you don't see this menu, remember that you can bring it out in the Boost theme by clicking this three lines icon at the top. That will close it and open it back up. I'll select Participants, and here you can see that I'm the only participant in the class, but this makes sense because we haven't yet added students. So in the upper right I'm going to click on the gear icon, and we can choose from enrolled users, enrollment methods, and more. I'm going to click on enrollment methods. Now there are several different ways that students can enroll. One is by manual enrollments.
In other words as the instructor I can enroll students. There's also guest access, which is currently turned off, and self enrollment, which is currently turned on. If I didn't want there to be self enrollment, I can click on this eye icon, and it will hide that option and make it so that it is not an option. So, I'm going to go back up to the top for Manual enrollments, and off to the right, I'm going to click on the Enroll User icon. From here, you'll see that I am the only enrolled user, but off to the right there are students that are entered into our institution who have not yet joined the course.
So for instance, I can click here on Howie, and add him to my course. Now before I do that, if I scroll down I can see here that he would be assigned the role of student. He would be enrolled for an unlimited duration, and it would tell me when it starts from, and that starts from now. So I'm going to add Howie to the course. Now on the left-hand side, you can see that Howie has been added. Back over on the right, if I select Shad, and then hold down the Command or Control key, I can also select other students that I want to join the course. Now that I have them selected, I'll click on Add, and over here on the left you can see that they are now enrolled in this course.
If I click back on Biology 101 and return to the dashboard, I'm going to bring out this menu again, and let's take a look at Participants. So here, you can see that those students now appear in this course, so it was that simple to add users to the course. I'm going to go back up to the top, and go to Enrollment Methods one more time, and I want to turn on self enrollment, and let's take a quick look at this. So I'm going to click on the gear icon to the right of self enrollment, and this allows me to make some changes here.
So I can enter a custom instance name, allow existing enrollments, allow new enrollments, so perhaps once your course starts you'll want to shut these off, and there are several other questions including the date when it opens up, when it ends, and more. One of the other important ones I believe is this enrollment key. So I currently have entered in this, ovu25, which is a password or code that students will have to enter in in order to join the course. So when they login, they can select the course from the institution's main page, but they'll need to have this code in order to actually enroll in the course.
Hopefully your students have already been preloaded for you. If not, you can now begin manually entering them into your course.
- New features in Moodle 3.3
- Navigating a Moodle course
- Customizing your profile and navigation settings
- Creating a course in Moodle 3.3
- Adjusting course settings
- Adding resources to the different sections of your course
- Adding assignments, quizzes, forums, and surveys
- Managing course participants