This page is for LSE staff using Moodle. If you are a student, visit Moodle FAQ’s for students
If you cannot find the answer you need here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further help.
You should then be taken to your dashboard which has your list of current courses. If you are a Moodle editor make sure that your courses are visible to students.
- Teacher – When you have this role on a Moodle course you can see student grades, read their assignments, view their activity, give them marks etc.
- Teacher (Editor) – When you have this role on a Moodle course, in addition to the above you can edit the course.
- To become a ‘Teacher’ – contact your Moodle editor, who will then give you (non-editing) ‘Teacher’ access. If you are not sure who is editing you course, look in the Navigation block for the Participants list, then choose Teacher (Editor) from the menu at the top.
- To become a ‘Teacher (Editor)’ – If you need to be able to edit the course yourself then you will need to be a teacher (editor). Some departments have the ability to create Teacher Editors. Check with your administration team to see if this is the case, if it is not then please contact LTI.Support@lse.ac.uk, giving the course code and the name of the lead academic.
Turn on editing and click on the Update button alongside the file in Moodle. Click Add.. to re-upload the file and choose to overwrite the old one.
Start of year checklist
Each September, before the start of an academic year we recommend you review this checklist:
Check for broken links
Ensure your epack (scanned readings) have been renewed (contact: email@example.com)
Ensure electronic readings are links and not uploaded files
Update course and activity dates – If you are using the weekly format please ensure that you set the correct course start date. For half unit courses this will be the same as the start date for Michaelmas or Lent terms and for full unit courses it’ll be the same as the start of the Michaelmas term. See the school’s website for this year’s terms dates. You will also need to update dates in activities such as Assignments.
- Your homepage
Make sure your homepage is clearly organised – you can use the summary at the start of each section, text labels and indents. See our blog post on layout and design for more info.
Finally and most importantly
Reveal your course to students – most students were automatically hidden in early September. When your course is ready, reveal it via the ‘Course Visibility’ setting in ‘Edit Settings’ of the Administration block.
In Spring 2020, LSE Moodle was migrated from in-house IT infrastructure to the cloud. This better enables us to meet the demands of the summer assessment period, wherein more students are accessing Moodle at any one time. Unfortunately, as a result of some of these changes, Guest Access is now no longer available as a login option for LSE Moodle. Instead, we can provide access for guest teachers and external examiners via LSE Public Accounts. These are accounts that allow for limited access to LSE Moodle without granting users a full LSE IT user account. Please contact Eden.Digital@lse.ac.uk to request an LSE Public Account for access to Moodle.
2. Set ‘Allow self enrolment’ to ‘No’.
If they are:
1. check the Roles column to see what role they have. If the role they need (e.g. student, teacher) is not listed, click the + button and choose the appropriate role.
If they are not:
1. Click the Enrol users button at the top right (or bottom right).
2. Choose the role you wish to add in the menu at the top.
3. Type the student or teacher’s surname into the search field at the bottom and press enter.
4. Find their name in the list, and click Enrol to add them to the course.
2. In the Administration block click ‘users’, ‘enrolled users’.
3. Check who has enrolled on your course and add or remove students.
See ‘How do I add students or teachers to my Moodle course?’ and ‘How do I remove students or teachers from my Moodle course?’.
1. Hover over the ‘i’ icon in the Status column to see how they have been enrolled to your course. You cannot remove students who have been added by LSE IMS Messaging. This is because they have registered to take the course and they must drop the course in LSE For You.
2. Click the red ‘dustbin’ icon (unenrol) in the Status column.
3. A warning message will appear: Do you really want to un-enrol user “Firstname Lastname” from course “coursename”?
4. If you wish to do so, click “Unenrol”.
An enrolment key is a password you create and distribute to only those you want to have access to your Moodle course. For example you can create an enrolment key in Moodle and distribute it to your students during their first class or lecture.
To set an enrolment key (or view/remove an existing one):
- Log onto Moodle and go to your course.
- In the Administration block to go Users > Enrolment methods
- Click on the ‘cog’ icon (‘edit’) in the Edit column of ‘Self enrolment’
- Enter an enrolment key. Click on the ‘eye’ icon (‘reveal’) to see what you are typing.
- To remove an existing enrolment key, just delete it.
- Click ‘Save changes‘ at the bottom of the page.
Don’t forget to check that the course is available to students for enrolment.
You will notice that there are a number of other settings you can use to control self enrolment. Click the grey question mark next to each one to find out more.
To manage enrolments (i.e. control who has access to your course) you can follow the steps below:
1. Request that all students enrol by a specific date.
2. Once this date has passed change the enrolment key so that no further enrolments are accepted.
3. Check who has enrolled onto your course and add or remove students. See ‘How do I add students or teachers to my Moodle course?’ and ‘How do I remove students or teachers from my Moodle course?’.
1. Log onto Moodle and go to your course
2. Look in the Administration block and click Edit settings
3. Change the ‘Course Visibility’ setting to ‘Show’
4. Click ‘Save’ changes on the bottom of the page
Your course will now be listed and will appear on students ‘My courses’ lists and when students search for it.
Note: When a course is available anyone with an LSE username/password can enrol (have access) to it. If you wish to restrict the access of your Moodle course to only your students you can use an enrolment key.
1. The name of the course
2. The name(s) of the Teachers/Editors to be added onto the course
LTI will create the course and email you back.
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