Course Visibility and Access

What do I do if students can’t see or access my course?

 All St Olaf courses are created with visibility set to Hide. This prevents students from seeing course materials before you’re ready for them to be seen. For students to have access to your course, you must set the Course Visibility to Show.

The Start and End Date of the course will also impact how others are able to view the content. Depending on the dates used, this will change where the course appears on the Moodle Dashboard when first arriving at the website.

Updating Course Visibility

 On the Moodle course page, click on the Configuration Wheel on the top right corner and select Edit Settings.

In the General settings, update the Course visibility dropdown to say Show instead of Hide.

Click Save and display.

Course Start and End Date

The State and End Date of the course will change how the course appears on the Moodle Dashboard page.

When first logging into Moodle, all of the courses that are currently In Progress will appear first. In order to see Future or Past courses, click on the dropdown below the Course overview title.

If the link to the course does not appear on the Dashboard, this can be changed in the settings. On the Moodle course page, click on the Configuration Wheel on the top right corner and select Edit Settings.

In the General settings, confirm that the Course Visibility is set to Show. 

To move the course to the In Progress section:

  • Course state date - needs to be set for today or a date that has already passed.

  • Course end date - the course end date should either not be set or set for a future date.

Update the course dates to match these rules.

Still Unable to Access the Course Page?

If student(s) are still unable to access the page after checking the visibility and date, contact the Moodle team and we can verify their account status with Moodle.

Please note - if someone is trying to access the Moodle course but has not registered for the course, we may have to verify their status with the Registrar first before they are added to the course.

Details

Article ID: 105448
Created
Wed 4/15/20 3:12 PM
Modified
Mon 4/27/20 3:45 PM