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  • Access to Moodle is handled primarily through SPIRE. Students, instructors and teaching assistants, or others who are associated with a class in SPIRE, will automatically be enrolled in the Moodle course for that class. Instructors can also request or allow different types of access to a Moodle...
  • Find out how to obtain access to Moodle for co-instructors or instructional staff, or for colleagues or assistants helping out with your Moodle course. About Co-instructor and Instructional Staff Roles Once they are associated with your class in SPIRE, co-instructors and other instructional staff...
  • This page reviews how students gain access to a course in Moodle. Student Enrollment in Moodle Courses Once the instructor for a class requests a Moodle course, students who are enrolled in the class in SPIRE will automatically be added to the roster in Moodle. Moodle course rosters are updated...
  • This page reviews basic information on getting access to a Moodle course for Teaching Assistants. About Teaching Assistants (TAs) in Moodle Your TA must be listed in SPIRE as a Teaching Assistant in order to have access to your Moodle course. By default, TAs automatically receive access to...
  • To copy the contents of a Moodle course belonging to another instructor, the owner of the course must give permission by sending an email from his or her UMass email account to instruct@oit.umass.edu with the following information: the name of the instructor with whom to share the course...
  • Instructors can add certain abilities for users already enrolled in their course by adding the role of Course Designer, Course Assistant or Student - Unlimited quiz time. They can add these permissions at the course level, or for a particular resource or activity. Course Designer can upload...
  • The following browser recommendations and settings will improve your experience using Moodle and ensure access to the activities and tools in your Moodle courses.Note: OIT Computer Classrooms and Learning Commons computers are set up for Moodle. Browser Versions For security reasons,  OIT...
  • A Course Designer can upload materials to a course, add activities such as assignments and quizzes, and make changes to the general design of a Moodle course. There are a few ways to use the Course Designer role: An instructor can make a special request to add a departmental staff or student...
  • Instructors can set a course to allow Guest access, then share the course URL and a custom password with anyone who they would like to be able to view the course. Guests have minimal privileges in Moodle courses. They cannot participate in activities, view students’ contributions to the course, or...
  • This page explains how to log in to Moodle and find your courses, with troubleshooting tips for students, instructors, and TAs. Log in to Moodle  To log in to Moodle, visit http://moodle.umass.edu.  In the Login block, click Log in with OIT NetID. (The login button will show at the top-...
  • When first requested, Moodle courses are hidden from students.  Moodle courses requested in advance of a semester are automatically released to students one business day prior to the first day of classes. Moodle courses requested after the release date at the beginning of the semester are...
  • Moodle is a widely-used open source learning management system (LMS) used to deliver course content and host online learning activities. Request a Moodle course in SPIRE Instructors can request Moodle shells for on-campus courses when pre-registration opens for the upcoming semester (e.g., mid-...
  • To reuse a course previously taught in Moodle, first request a Moodle course for the new semester, then use the Import tool in the Settings block of your new course to import the contents of the previous course. You can import a course you taught in a previous semester that is still on our Moodle...
  • There are several distinct roles individuals can have in a Moodle course, and each role has a specific set of abilities for what they can do in the course. Your status in a class in SPIRE determines the role you are initially given in a Moodle course: Student, Non-editing teacher (Teaching...