Courses for Spring 2021 are now available in Moodle. Be sure to learn about the new starter course here. If you were automatically given a Program-level template by your Chair, you may have additional features or changes to the starter course. Your Moodle course is hidden by default, allowing you to build it out before making it visible to your students. You can find instructions on importing content from a previous course, a Course-level template, or the Common Elements Moodle course on Portal. If you need content from a course you taught before Summer 2020, contact the Help Desk. Check out the Toolkit for Designing, Planning, and Building Online Courses to get started designing your Moodle course. If you want to learn how to use any of our platforms, be sure to drop into an upcoming workshop!
As the semester comes to a close, we suggest setting your course end date in order for your course to fall into the “Past” category on your students’ Moodle dashboards. You could choose to hide your course if you no longer wish to allow your students to access it, but many students hope to continue accessing their content and the content you have shared with them for some time after the semester ends. We commit to maintaining access to courses for up to two years, with the caveat that the instructor has not hidden the course. Read our full Moodle retention policy here. By simply setting your end date, you keep your course available while hiding it from the “In Progress” courses on the dashboard. You can set this date in the “Edit Settings” page in your Moodle course.
The Moodle dashboard has the ability to filter courses by Past, In Progress, and Future. You can also “Star” your favorites or “remove from view.”
As the semester comes to a close, we want to let you know that our Moodle retention policy states that students retain immediate access to their courses for two calendar years. It is possible that your instructor will choose to hide the course, in which case you will just need to reach out to them directly. To locate past courses that have not been hidden, adjust the filter in your Course Overview (below the announcements on your Moodle dashboard) or click on your avatar in the upper right-hand corner to access your Moodle profile.