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Sivusto: Moodle2
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Tulostettu: keskiviikko, 27. tammikuuta 2021, 04:52

1. What is Moodle?

  • Moodle is a LMS (learning management system) where teachers can create course areas

  • Typically Moodle course area is like a course's home page that contains materials, links, assignments and other activities

  • All teachers and students at TUT can access TUT Moodle

  • Most of the higher education institutions in Finland are using Moodle

  • Android and iOS app for Moodle is available from official app stores

  • Navigate this guide by selecting a page from the menu left side or just go forward to the next chapter by clicking the arrow on bottom right

2. Login

  • Go to: moodle2.tut.fi > Login

  • Starting from 31.12.2018 you can login to TUT Moodle using:

    • Login with TUNI account
      If you haven't activated your TUNI account, please do so now: https://password.tuni.fi

    • HAKA login
      Almost all students and teachers at Finnish higher education institutions can login to TUT Moodle using HAKA login

    • Login with special Moodle account
      Other external users, e.g. continuing education courses

    • In special cases, with your old TUT, UTA or TAMK account, if you have used it to access Moodle before 1.1.2019 
      • You have visitor account and you don't have yet TUNI account.
      • You are UTA or TAMK student and you have used your secondary TUT account gained from cross-institutional studies.

  • It's also possible to login as guest without credentials. Guests can access and view only those special courses where the teacher of the course has activated Guest access enrolment method 

If you have problems to log in to Moodle, please contact IT-helpdesk.

3. New Dashboard

On 9th August 2018 TUT Moodle was updated to the version 3.4. The course overview block in the previous versions of Moodle was removed and replaced with a new course overview, which provides details of course progress and upcoming deadlines.

Unfortunately in the new course overview it is no longer possible to arrange courses as desired by default. This is a disadvantage for many teachers and students, especially if they are on multiple Moodle courses. However, both students and teachers can add a different “My Courses” block with previous features.

What can I do?

1) Add My Courses block on your Dashboard.

  • Go to your Dashboard
  • Click Customise this page (right corner)
  • Add block “My Courses” (right column)
  • Move the “My courses” block to the middle.

2) Use POP/ROCK pages. Most of the courses that use Moodle have direct link from POP or ROCK pages to the correct Moodle course.

3) Search your Moodle course using Search tool on the frontpage and on Dashboard.

4) Student can unenroll from Moodle course. Please note that after that teacher cannot see your submissions or grades in that Moodle course.

What can I do as a teacher?

1) Teacher should define the start and end dates of the Moodle course, so that the courses will appear in the right tabs “In progress/Future/Past”:

  • Go to your Moodle course page
  • Select from Administration block Course administration > Edit settings
  • Define/Check course start and end dates and enable end date if needed. Course end date does not close the Moodle course, student can still access and use the course normally after end date. End date is only used in dashboard to filter courses to past courses and in some reports.

2) Teacher can delete the course when it is not needed anymore:

  • Go to your Moodle course page
  • Select from Administration block Course administration > Edit settings > Move course to recycle bin

More information about deleting courses

3) Teacher can hide courses from students when student access is not needed. Hided courses are listed last in "In progress/Future/Past" course listings for teachers, students don't see them at all.  

  • Go to your Moodle course page
  • Select from Administration block Course administration > Edit settings > Course visibility: Hidden

If you have any questions, please contact it-helpdesk@tut.fi

4.1. Create new course

4.2. Copy course

  • You can copy content from your old course to a new empty course

  • Go to your new empty Moodle course

  • Administration -block > Import

  • Find your old course to import content from
  • Select the course
  • Continue

  • Next

  • Uncheck News forum (already in the new course)
  • Next

  • Import

  • Wait until the import is done, importing a large course can take several minutes
  • Import complete: Continue

  • Check if the new course contains any Turnitin Assignments (old version) activities. Delete those old version activities from the new course and add new Turnitin Assignment activities instead

  • If the new course contains Echo360 activities (lecture capture videos) setup a new link between the activity and Echo360 video by clicking the activity

  • All other activities in the new course are exact copies from the old course, so you must edit e.g. assignment dates, links to internal course materials and so on

  • Note that course settings are not copied from the old course to the new one, you need to change them manually. Settings to check: participants, enrollment key, course format, number of sections, course name, language. Especially if you see orphaned sections in the new course while editing course area, raise the number of sections setting.

4.3. Important settings

  • Administration -block > Course administration > Edit settings

  • General > Course full name: Use the official name from ROCKista, e.g. ROCK-10000 2017-02 Example course
  • General > Course short name (course code): Use the official course code from ROCK, e.g. ROCK-10000 2017-02
  • General > Course visibility (publish course to students)
  • General > Course start date
  • General > Course end date (affects only Courses in progress course -listings, use Visible -setting to actually show/hide course)
    On course end date the course will be moved from Courses in progress -listing to Courses past -listing

  • Full name, short name and start date are automatically set correctly if you create a new Moodle course area from ROCK

  • Course format > Format

  • Appearance > Force language

  • Files and uploads > Maximum upload size

4.4. Add / remove teachers

  • Beware that if you enrol students manually to the course they can't unenrol from the course. Therefore using self enrolment / enrolment key is recommended for students.

  • Administration -block > Course administration > Users > Enrolled users

  • Enrol users

  • Search by name > Click name (If you can't find the correct user, user has to login once first so that user account to Moodle will be created.)
  • Assign role > Teacher
  • Enrol users

  • If the user is already a student in the course, you can assign teacher role: Pen icon

  • You can also remove role from the user: Pen icon

  • Or you can unenrol user completely from the course: Trashcan icon

4.5. Add / delete blocks

  • If needed, you can add blocks to the course area (by default on right column). Blocks can be additional features or contain other information.

  • Turn editing on

  • Add new block from the right column

  • If you are not sure if blocks are needed, it's recommended to delete all unnecessary blocks. Note that Moodle mobile apps will not show blocks at all.   

  • Turn editing on

  • Delete all unnecessary blocks

4.6. Add / edit content

  • Turn editing on

  • Add new section (topic) from the bottom of the course area

  • Edit section (topic) name

  • Add an activity or resource

  • Select activity and add

  • You can add files directly to the course area by drag & drop e.g. from Windows Explorer

  • An excellent alternative to add files is to share files in Office 365 / OneDrive and just add the share link to Moodle 

  • Move sections or resources by dragging the arrow icons

  • Highlight section to mark active section to students

  • Using the Edit -menu you can also hide or delete sections or activities/resources

  • More instructions how to build your course

4.7. Add enrolment key

  • By default, all users can enrol any course as a student

  • Beware that if you enrol students manually to the course they can't unenrol from the course. Therefore using self enrolment and enrolment key is recommended if you want to restrict access to the course

  • Administration -block > Course administration > Users > Enrolled users > Self enrolment (Student)

  • Self enrolment > Enrolment key > Click to enter text

  • Enter key (password) and press Enter from keyboard

  • Click magnifying glass -icon to display the enrolment key

  • Save changes

  • Publish course and share the enrolment key to students e.g. through ROCK

  • Students can then enrol to the course using the enrolment key

4.8. Publish course

  • By default, Moodle course is visible only to the teachers specified in the course's enrolled users list, students can't access the course until you publish it

  • Administration -block > Course administration > Edit settings

  • General > Course visibility > Show

  • When the course is set visible, Moodle link for the students in POP on course implementation page is also automatically visible. If the course is hidden in Moodle, students see information in POP that the Moodle course exists but is not available. 

  • If enrolment key is set for the course, remember to share it the students e.g. through ROCK

4.9. Hide course

  • After the course has ended, hide the course from students

  • Administration -block > Course administration > Edit settings

  • General > Course visibility > Hide

  • Hiding the course is recommended as otherwise old courses will clutter students' course listings in Moodle

  • If hiding the course is not reasonable, verify that course end date setting has been set to remove the course from Courses in progress -listings

4.10. Delete course

  • According to TUT records management policy student assignments and other materials should be preserved at least six months and not more than two years after the assessment. 

  • To obey TUT records management policy, the simplest solution for teacher is to delete courses from Moodle if more than two years has been passed since the course has been actively used. For example it is over two years since the last assignment has been submitted or assessed. 

  • If there are more than one teacher in the Moodle course, please verify from other teachers that the course can be deleted. 

  • To delete course in Moodle, go to the Moodle course area:
    Administration -block > Course administration > Edit settings > Move course to recycle bin 

  • All courses in recycle bin category will be permanently deleted monthly (last day of each month). 

  • When a course is moved to recycle bin the course is also automatically hidden from students. Teachers in the course can still use the course normally until the last day of the current month. 

  • If you accidentally moved a course to the recycle bin, contact IT Helpdesk to move the course back to the original category. 

5. Additional help and tips

Additional help

Additional tips for advanced use cases:

  • Gradebook can help the teacher to automate course assessment
  • Tracking progress and using activity completion can help the teacher and also the students to follow the progress of the course better
  • Groups can help the teacher to give different assignments to different students in the same course
  • Collapsed topics format can help to organize long course sections in large courses: Course administration > Edit settings > Course format > Collapsed Topics