Instructors Only FAQ

This is not for students. Talk to your instructor if you are a student.

Moodle FAQs – Please see each section below

1. How do I download FireFox to use Moodle?
2. How do I request a website for my course?
3. Where is my enrolment key?
4. How do I  remove students from my Moodle website?
5. How do I add/remove instructors or non-editing instructors (graders) to my course?
6. How can I observe copyright when posting information in my course website? (Please contact Chris Hurst (687) directly with any questions: hurst@brandonu.ca)

 

1. Download Firefox

Follow this link to download the latest version of the FireFox Browser: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

Although you can use other browsers to access Moodle, there are known issues of compatibility with Internet Explorer, Safari, and Chrome. Both Moodle and Firefox are open source and therefore the programmers can ensure that they communicate with each other effectively.

 

2. Website Requests

Websites allow instructors to post your syllabus, course information, accept assignments online and post grades.

To request a course if you are an instructor:

1. Ensure that you are using Firefox as your browser.  There are known issues using other browsers with Moodle.  Both Moodle and Firefox are open source and therefore the programmers can ensure that they communicate with each other effectively.
2. Follow the Moodle link on the BU Homepage.
3. If this is your first time using Moodle, enter your Instructor BU Username and Password into the login box.  You will be prompted to fill out a profile before continuing. Under the description field you can add your bio or simple type “Course Instructor”.
4. From the Moodle website homepage select the “Instructor New Website Request” link under the Moodle Logo at the top.
5. Read the instructions to ensure you need to request a new website.

This is an example of the Course Full Name:
01:220 Introduction to Early Childhood Education

This is an example of the Course Short Name:
01:220

3. Enrolment Key

To access your enrolment key:

1. Ensure that you are using Firefox as your browser.
2. Under the ADMINISTRATION Block (on the left-hand side) > Course Administration > Users > Enrolment Methods > Self enrolment (Student)
3. It is recommend to leave all of the other settings as default at B.U.
4. Remember to “Save changes”

 

4. Removing All Students from your Moodle Website

*These instructions reset your entire website.  Please contact me back if you aren’t completely sure this is what you want to do.

Students will remain active in your Moodle courses until you reset them.  Moodle doesn't do this automatically for you according to the semesters.  This is to allow you to provide early access to your website or account for extensions without having to contact anyone.

Locate the ADMINISTRATION Block (by default it is on the left-hand side unless you moved it). Under the Course Administration section select the “Reset” link.  There is a button at the very bottom of the resulting page labelled “Select default”.  Choose this option and then select “Student” under ROLES.  Lastly select the button labelled “Reset course” at the very bottom of the screen.

5. Manually adding/removing instructors or non-editing instructors (graders)

1. Under the Administration Block select Settings > Users > Enrolled Users > Enrol Users
2. change the roll at the top of the topic box to the permissions you wish to grant (instructor/non-editing instructor/student)
3. type the name in the Search box at the bottom of the popup box – and then select the “Enrol” button beside their name
4. select the “Finish enrolling users” button

*You can also manually remove someone completely by selecting the X in the furthest column to the right in the row beside their name

 

6. Scanning to Moodle under the Access Copyright License (Please contact Chris Hurst [687] directly with any questions: hurstc@brandonu.ca)

Under the terms of the AUCC model license which Brandon University has signed with Access Copyright, you can scan printed material and upload the scans to Moodle under the following conditions:

1. The amount of material scanned can be no more than the following:
either    A. twenty per cent (20%) of a work from the repertoire of Access Copyright or
            B. an entire newspaper or periodical article from the repertoire of Access Copyright, or
            C. an entire page of a newspaper or periodical from the repertoire of Access Copyright, or
D. a single short story, play, poem, essay or article from a Published Work that contains other Published Works from the repertoire of Access Copyright, or
E. an entire entry from an encyclopaedia, annotated bibliography, dictionary or similar reference work from the repertoire of Access Copyright, or
F. an entire reproduction of an artistic work (including any drawing, painting, print, photograph or other reproduction of a work of sculpture, architectural work or work of artistic craftsmanship) from a Published Work that contains other Published Works from the repertoire of Access Copyright, or
G. one chapter, provided it is no more than twenty per cent (20%) of a book from the repertoire of Access Copyright

2. When the scanned material is posted to Moodle, the material can not be posted so that is accessible by anyone except Brandon University students, faculty and staff. If the scanned material is for the students of a particular class, then the material should be posted so that only students in that class have access to that material.

3. The scanned material can not be posted to any other site where it could be accessed by anyone except Brandon University students, faculty and staff.

4. If the material you are posting to Moodle is the electronic equivalent of a course pack, Access Copyright requests that you put the following link on the home page of the Moodle course:http://www.accesscopyright.ca/media/24287/aucc_model_licence_schedule_b_v2.pdf

To determine if a work is in the repertoire of Access Copyright, you can use Access Copyright’s Repertoire Look-Up Tool athttp://www.accesscopyright.ca/look-up-tool

The above restrictions do not apply to any work where any of the following four conditions apply:
                (a) you hold the copyright 
                (b) you have received permission to scan from the copyright holder (if the students and faculty of the university already has access to the material, then permission may already exist, please check with the library)
                (c) copyright protection has expired or never did apply (i.e., items in the public domain) 
                (d) the material is open access material (it was published in open access publications, works placed in Institutional Repositories or other repositories such as www.cnx.org and works under Creative Commons licenses)

Last modified: Monday, 13 August 2018, 10:42 AM