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Using Moodle by Jason Cole

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Chapter 13. Managing Your Class

Now that we’ve covered all the learning tools in Moodle, we’ll look at some of the administrative functions that are necessary to keep your course and students organized. This chapter will detail the interfaces for adding and deleting users, creating user groups, creating backups, and managing other course settings. Most of these functions can be accessed from the Administration block. Student groups and the student roster are the only exceptions, and you can manage these from the People block at the top left of the screen.

Before we can create student groups, we need to make sure the right students are enrolled in the course.

Managing Users

There are only a few things you need to do to effectively manage your students. Adding and deleting student enrollments are the primary functions. Later, you may want to edit student profiles or log in as a student to help them troubleshoot a problem with the course.

Adding Students and Teachers

Most of the time, students will enroll themselves or be added automatically by your university’s enrollment system. So there shouldn’t be much need for you to manually enroll students. However, if you need to add a TA, an outside guest, or a student who is having a problem with financial aid, you’ll need to manually enroll them in your Moodle course.

To add a student:

  1. Click Students in the administration area.

  2. On the Enroll Students page, shown in Figure 13-1, you’ll see two columns. The lefthand column lists the students currently ...

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