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Enrolling Learners 3 8

March 26, 2020


Enrolling learners. There are a number
of ways in which your students can access your cours,for example your
administrator might enrol them for you or they might be automatically enrolled
from outside, or they might be able to create their own accounts on the Moodle
site and then enrol themselves into your course. In this video we look at how
you the teacher can manually add students to your course and how you can
find out the other ways in which they can access your course. If we click the
Participants link in the navigation drawer, and then click the gear there, we see
Enrolled users and Enrolment methods. Enrolment means how students get into
your course whereas Authentication means how they
get onto a Moodle site, which we do not look at here. If we click Enrolment
methods we can see the different ways that they’re able to access or be
enrolled into a course. The first one we see is called Manual enrolments. This
means that students can be enrolled into the course by the teacher. Note that
for security reasons on our Learn Moodle Basics MOOC manual enrolment is not available.
Guest access here has its eye icon closed so that means that currently no
guests can look at this course, but the teacher can enable it by clicking the
icon. Self enrolment means that users can enrol themselves by clicking a
button. This is currently disabled again because
the eye icon has a line through it. Clicking it to open it would allow us to
give students permission to access the course themselves. Now remember that on our
Learn Moodle site, teachers are not allowed to enrol students
directly into their practice courses.# but if we go to a different site and a different
course we can see how to do this. To enrol users manually we click the Enrol
users button and then select the people we want
to enrol and the role we want to give them. We’ll choose Student. As a
teacher we don’t normally have the rights to enrol other teachers into
our course. We have to ask permission to do that.
From this screen we can search for and filter users,by role,enrolment method, group, status…
and we can also edit and delete their enrolments. Now this method is fine if we just have a
few people to enrol into our courses. However if you have many it might be
worth investigating other ways of allowing them access. In this course, in a
third Moodle site, when we click the Enrol users button
we see a option: Select a cohort. A cohort
is a group of users created by the site administrator or manager and we can add
cohort members individually from here or from the Enrolment methods screen where
we were before, using what’s called the Cohort sync method, and note that as they
are added, you can also add them to any existing groups in the course but you’ll
only see this Cohort sync method if your site has set up cohorts.

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