Instructions

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