Getting Started - Course Editors FAQ
The Getting Started - Course Editors FAQ is a place for collecting information helpful for anyone interested in learning how to create/edit a MIIS elearning course space. Relevant topics include: how to request a new course space, how to turn editing on, how to edit section text, how to add links and upload resources, and other basic steps in adding resources and forums to a course space.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How do I log into Moodle?
Go to http://elearning.miis.edu and log in using your First Class username and password. If you are experiencing difficulties with logging in please contact the Information Technology Services Help Desk at 831-647-6656 for assistance. More about logging in to Moodle
How do I request a Moodle site for a new course or group?
How do I change or update my basic course settings?
Go to the ADMINISTRATION panel (left-hand side of your course page), and click on SETTINGS. Use the Settings page to edit your course name, course number, the layout format (weekly or topics), the course start date, the number of weeks or topics on your main course page, and view / change / delete the course enrollment key. More about changing basic course settings
How do I use the text editor in Moodle?
Moodle uses a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor, with many icons that are very similar to text formatting icons in Microsoft Word such as bold, italics, underline, font and type size, etc. More about the WYSIWYG editor
How do I add titles to the main sections of my course?
Click the edit icon (a pencil) located at the top of each section of the course. More about adding titles to main sections
Select "Link to a file or web site" under the "Add a resource" drop box located in each week/topic of the course and enter the link to the website. More about adding a link to another website
How do I add a discussion forum?
The default News Forum is unique -- it may only be edited by faculty. If you want your students to be able to post (and reply to) comments, questions and attach Word or PPT files in a discussion forum, you need to add an additional forum for this purpose. Select "Forum" under the "Add an activity" drop box located in each section of the course. More about adding a discussion forum
How do I add resources (Microsoft Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, audio files, etc.)?
Select "Link to a file or a web site" under the "Add a resource" drop box located in each section of the course and upload the file. More about adding resources
How do I use the blocks feature to supplement my course Moodle?
Turn editing on and select a block from the "Add" drop box located in the Blocks section on the right-hand side of the course. More about using blocks in Moodle
How do I give students access to my course Moodle?
Send an email to students in your course with the web address of your course Moodle and the enrollment key for them to self-enroll. More about giving students access to your course Moodle
How do I change the enrolment key for my course Moodle?
You can change the enrolment key in Administration --> Settings --> Availability --> Enrolment key. More about changing the enrolment key