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'Access to Courses' Archive

How to Use Course Merge Helper in Moodle

Posted November 13, 2020
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Please note: To use the Course Merge Helper feature in Moodle, you must have the role of Teacher in each course you would like to include in the merged course. If you do not have a Teacher role, you can ask another Teacher in the course to give you that role, or EAST can merge […]

Moodle Log-In Issues

Posted August 4, 2020

General Troubleshooting Steps If you are having difficulty logging in to Moodle, try the following: Make sure you are clicking the Bryn Mawr or Haverford button to log in, as shown in the image below. Students from other colleges (e.g., Swarthmore) enrolled in Bryn Mawr courses should use the Bryn Mawr option. Only use the […]

Enroll/Unenroll Participants in Moodle

Posted July 31, 2020
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If you have a Teacher role in a Moodle course, you can enroll other participants in it to give them access. The role you give them determines what they can do in the course. See Which Role Should I Use? below for a list of roles and what they are permitted to do. Prefer video? […]

How to Find Fall 2020 Courses in Moodle

Posted July 23, 2020
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Some instructors may be making Moodle sites for fall 2020 courses guest-accessible in order to help with virtual shopping. Here’s how to find a course you are not enrolled in. Go to (Fall 2020 courses are on a new Moodle site! The URL for this site will change to on Aug 18 after […]

Courses Not Showing Up on Moodle

Posted September 10, 2019

Academic Courses Academic courses are created in Bionic, and data from Bionic about new courses is periodically uploaded to Moodle to create new course sites. If you aren’t seeing an academic course, please use the following troubleshooting steps to narrow down the problem: Be sure you are looking on the right Moodle site. Each of […]

Guest Access to Moodle Courses

Posted June 8, 2019
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Guest access is the mechanism for allowing people who are not enrolled in a Moodle course the ability to see what is posted in that course. For academic courses, the College recommends: Enabling guest access during pre-registration and shopping periods so that interested students can view the syllabus and get a sense of readings and […]