Instructor Resources

Instructors can use these resources to effectively manage their courses using Moodle.

To create semester course shells, follow these instructions.

  1. Log in to Moodle.

  2. Once on the site page, click the My home link in the Navigation block or in the block in the upper- right.

  3. Prior to creating your semester course shells for the first time, you will need to add the Course Management block. If you have added the Course Management block, skip to Step 5. On the My home page, click the Customize this page button in the upper right corner.

  4. Click the drop-down menu in the Add a block block. Then, select Course Management from the drop-down menu.

  5. The Course Management block will be displayed just above the Add a block block. Click the Create Course link in the Course Management block.

  6. You will see semester course shells for the courses you are teaching displayed.

  7. Check the box next to the course(s) for which you want to create semester course shells. You can also use the Select all/none link to select or deselect all the courses in the list.

  8. Click the Create Course button to create the shells.

  9. You will be returned to the Course Management Tool page. The course shells you set up will no longer appear in the list of available courses. Once created, you cannot recreate a semester course shell.

  10. Click the My home link in the Navigation block (as shown in the blue box) to return to your My home page to access your new semester course shells.

  11. To access your newly created course shell, click the Course Title on your My home page under Course overview.

Note: Prior to creating a metacourse, you must create semester course shells for each course section you wish to combine into metacourse. See above instructions to create a semester course shell.

To create metacourse shells follow these instructions.

  1. Log in to Moodle.

  2. Once on the site or home page, click the My home link in the Navigation block or in the block in the upper right.

  3. Prior to creating a metacourse for the first time, you must add the Course Management block. If you have already added the Course Management block, skip to Step 5. On the My home page click the Customize this page button in the upper-right corner.

  4. Click on the drop-down menu in the Add a block block. Select Course Management from the drop-down menu.

  5. The Course Management block will be displayed just above the Add a block block. Click the Create Course link in the Course Management block.

  6. On the Course Management Tool page, scroll down to the section titled Meta Course CreateNote: You can only create one metacourse at at time. You must also have previously created semester course shells for the courses and sections you want to combine into a metacourse. They will be displayed above the Create Metacourse button if you have done so. If there are no courses listed, please see the article on Creating Course Semester Shells.

  7. Supply the Meta Course Name (e.g., HPED 263) and a Breadcrumb name (e.g. HPED263). Metacourse names contain the course prefix and number. The breadcrumb may consist of up to 15 alphanumeric characters and may not include spaces. More information on course names can be obtained by clicking the question mark icons next to the Metacourse and Breadcrumb fields.

  8. Make sure you have checked the boxes next to all the course/sections that are to be included in the metacourse.

  9. Click the Create Metacourse button when you are ready to create the metacourse.

  10. Click on the My home link in the Navigation block to return to your My home page to access your new metacourse.

  11. To enter the new metacourse, simply click on the metacourse Title on your My home page in the Course Overview section.