Course Categories

  • Course Category Summary

    • Development
      • Review

        • UWUCC
        • UWGC
        • Other
    • Courses
      • Summer 2009
        • Meta
      • Fall 2009
        • Meta
      • Winter 2009
        • Meta
      • Archival (one full year)
        • Summer 2008
          • Meta
        • Fall 2008
          • Meta
        • Winter 2008
          • Meta
        • Spring 2008
          • Meta
    • Other Instruction
      • IT Services Workshops and Training
      • Documentation

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    Course Category Characteristics

    • Development
      • Courses within the Moodle Development category are used by instructors to create, manage, and reuse course content.
      • Characteristics
        • Title Naming Convention: "username Development tag" (instructor-specified 45-character tag)
        • Breadcrumb Naming Convention: "username-dev-tag" (instructor-specified 15-character tag)
        • Content from a Development course is reused from semester-to-semester by importing content into individual semester-based course-section shells found within the Courses category
        • Development course requests are limited to IUP instructors
        • Development courses do not expire
        • Development courses do not have the ability to contain student enrollment
        • The requestor (owner) of a Development course is added to the course under both the "Teacher" and "Student" roles
        • Additional instructors can be added to a Development course via ihelp.
        • Instructors can request a Development course via ihelp
    • Review
      • The Moodle Review subcategory is used to facilitate the departmental, college, and curriculum review process.
      • Characteristics:
        • Naming Convention: N/A
        • UWUCC
          • University-Wide Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Subcategory
          • Instructors can provide view-access to the UWUCC via
        • UWGC
          • University-Wide Graduate Committee Subcategory
          • Instructors can provide view-access to the UWGC via
        • Other
          • Instructors can provide view-access to other individuals or groups in support of departmental, college or other curriculum review processes
    • Courses
      • The Moodle Courses category contains semester-based course-section "shells" for all courses offered during the current, and eventually next two, semesters.
      • Characteristics
        • Title Naming Convention: [Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter] YEAR DEPT COURSE SECTION (e.g. Fall 2009 ENGL 101 001)
        • Breadcrumb Naming Convention: [FL, SP, SM, WT] YearDeptCourseSection (e.g. FL2009ENGL101001)
        • Semester-based Course-Section Shells are generated automatically
        • Course-Section shells, once created by the instructor,  are set to inactive and are unavailable to enrolled students until the instructor activates the course
        • The Instructor(s)-of-Record is managed automatically and is added to the course-section shell under the "teacher" role 
        • Teaching Associates are managed automatically and are added to the course-section shell under the "non-editing teacher" role 
        • Student enrollment is managed automatically using the "student" role 
        • Student drop/add is managed automatically
        • Additional instructors, teaching associates, or students can be added to a course-section shell via the Assign Roles feature
        • Formal Teaching Associates are typically added (through Banner) by the School of Graduate Studies and Research
        • The Moodle Semester-Based Course-Section shell model is mimicked after the Project Directory Service model
    • Term

      • The Courses category contains a subcategory for the current, and eventually next two, semesters
    • Meta

      • The Moodle Meta course subcategory allows instructors to combine multiple semester-based course-section shells for which they are the instructor of record.

      • Characteristics

        • Title Naming Convention: [Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter] YEAR username Meta tag" (instructor-specified 45-character tag)
        • Breadcrumb Naming Convention: "[FL, SP, SM, WT] YEARusername-meta-tag" (instructor-specified 15-character tag)
        • Meta courses are a subcategory of the Term subcategory
        • Meta courses, once created by the instructor, are set to inactive and are unavailable to enrolled students until the instructor activates the Meta course
        • The Instructor(s)-of-Record is managed automatically through each base course-section shell
        • Teaching Associates are managed automatically through each base course-section shell
        • Student enrollment is managed automatically through each base course-section shell
        • Student drop/add is managed automatically through each base course-section shell
        • Additional instructors, teaching associates, or students can be added to a course-section shell via an ihelp request.
        • Formal Teaching Associates are typically added (through Banner) by the School of Graduate Studies and Research
        • Instructors can create Meta courses on their own. Instructions can be found on our Moodle web page.
    • Archival
      • The Moodle Archival course subcategory contains courses (course materials and student data) from previous semesters.
      • Characteristics:
        • Title Naming Convention: [Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter] YEAR DEPT COURSE SECTION (e.g. Fall 2009 ENGL 101 001)
        • Breadcrumb Naming Convention: [FL, SP, SM, WT] YearDeptCourseSection (e.g. FL2009ENGL101001)
        • Archival courses are a subcategory of the Courses course category
        • Semester-Based Course-Sections are archived for a period of one year and remain available on the server
        • Student enrollment is inactivated in archived courses, while instructors continue to retain access
    • Other Instruction
      • The Moodle Other Instruction course category is used by instructors when no other category will meet instructional needs due to a unique timeframe, unique enrollment requirements, or unique instructional requirements.
      • Characteristics
        • Title Naming Convention: "username Other tag" (instructor-specified 45-character tag)
        • Breadcrumb Naming Convention: "username-other-tag" (instructor-specified 15-character tag)
        • Other Instruction course requests are limited to IUP instructors
        • Enrollment is limited to users that possess an IUP network (IUPMSD) account
        • Instructors are responsible for management of student enrollment
        • Courses in the Other Instruction category have an expiration/renewal model (one year of inactivity)
        • Additional instructors can be added via
        • Instructors can request a course for other instructional purposes via
    • IT Services Workshops and Training
      • The Moodle IT Services Workshops and Training subcategory contains materials for workshops offered by IT Services.
      • Characteristics:
        • Title Naming Convention: "IT Services - WorkshopTitle"
        • Breadcrumb Naming Convention: "Workshop Title"
        • IT Services Workshops and Training courses are a subcategory of the Other Instruction course category
        • Self-Enrollment is available to all users who possess an IUP network (IUPMSD) account
    • Documentation
      • The Moodle Documentation subcategory contains Moodle-related materials.
      • Characteristics
        • Title Naming Convention: "Documentation - DocumentTitle"
        • Breadcrumb Naming Convention: "Document Title"
        • Documentation courses are a subcategory of the Other Instruction course category
        • Self-Enrollment is available to all users who possess an IUP network (IUPMSD) account