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Make your course available

If the link to your course is dark blue, it is already available.  If your course link appears gray, continue following these steps:
1.  From within your course, click "Edit Settings" within the Settings block on the left-hand side of the screen.
2.  Scroll down the page looking for the "Availability" section.
3.  Toggle the Availability to "This course is available to students."
4.  Click "Save Changes" at the bottom of the page.

Add a file (.doc, .pdf, video or audio) to your site

1.  Enter your Moodle course site and click "Turn editing on" in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
2.  Choose "File" from the "Add a resource" drop-down list in the section of your course where you wish to place the file.  The "Adding a New File setup page" will appear.
3.  Give the file a name (this will appear as a link on your course site) and a description.
4.  Scroll to the Content section and click "Add..."
5.  Choose an already existing file from your Private Files or Server Files. You can also upload a new file by clicking "Upload a File."
6.  Click "Choose File" and browse your computer's hard drive for the file you wish to add.
7.  Click "Upload this file."  You will return to the "Adding a New File setup page."
8.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and click  "Save and return to course."  Your file will appear in your course resources section.

Add/remove participants

Participants are teachers and students who have permission to view a course.  Regular enrollments are handled automatically by Moodle, but in certain circumstances you may wish to add a student, TA, or course auditor.  Follow the steps below:
1.  Enter your Moodle Course
2.  Click on "Users" in the Settings block on the left-hand side.  This will reveal a list of links.
3.  From the list, click "Enrolled Users."  The Enrolled users page will appear.
4.  In the upper right-hand corner of the page, click "Enrol Users."  A pop-up window will appear.
5.  In the pop-up, first choose the role you wish to enroll users to (e.g. teacher, student, non-editing teacher) then search for the user from the search bar at the bottom.
6.  Once you have located the correct user, click "Enrol" to the right of their name.  The user now has access to the class.
7.  When you are finished enrolling users, click the "X" in the upper right-hand corner of the pop-up window.  Your newly added users will now appear in your list.

Create an assignment

1.  Enter your Moodle course site and click "Turn editing on" in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
2.  Go to the week or topic where you would like to add the assignment.
3.  From the "Add an activity..." drop-down menu choose "Advanced uploading of files."
4.  Give the Assignment a name.
5.  Enter instructions as an assignment description.  This field is required.
6.  Choose a grading scale.
7.  You can set and opening or closing date for submissions.  These settings will prevent students from delivering assignments past the deadline.
8.  Adjust other settings if you wish.
9.  Click "Save and Return to Course" to see your assignment link on your course site.

Make your Grade​book available
Gradebooks in Moodle courses are unavailable ​by default.  Follow these steps to allow students access to the gradebook:
1.  Enter your Moodle course.  
2.  Click on "Edit Settings" within Settings Block on the left-hand side of the page.
3.  Where it says, "Show Gradebook to Students" select YES from the drop-down menu.
4.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Save Changes."

Copy materials from another course

​​​​​​​​If you would like to re-use materials existing in a previous semester's Moodle course site, you can easily import them instead of reloading them.  Follow the steps below:
1.  Go to the course site you wish to copy materials to.

2.  Go to course Settings and choose the same number of weeks or topics as the site you will be copying from
3.  Click "Import" in the Settings block.

4.  Select the course you want to copy content from. There are a few different ways to choose the course. Usually selecting it from the list of courses you have taught is the quickest.  You can also use the search bar at the bottom of the page to locate your course.

5.  Click "Continue."

6.  You can then deselect anything you don't want to copy. If you want to copy all content just click "Next" on each page until you are asked to "Perform Import."
7.  The page will refresh showing the copied course materials​​​​​​​​​​.