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Suggested improvements Feb 2011

  • Course_settings - OU, Feb 11, reference 'in Moodle 2 will..', check these again, maybe an annotated screen shot, mention Settings
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Enrollment and other non-English spellings

From time to time, I revert edits where one of my North American colleagues thinks a word has been misspelled. Sometimes a page is not consistent, so which spelling should be used. This page is not consistent in its use of the word enrolment/enrollment.

My personal rule of thumb, the initial writer's spelling rules. In other words if I create a page, I get to select the word color (not colour) or enrollment. Typically what happens is that someone will rewrite a section and not see the other spellings.

This page was created by Helen Foster who I believe is a native speaker of United Kingdom English. I am changing the rest of the page to be consistent with enrolment :) --chris collman 18:00, 1 October 2010 (UTC) http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwesl/egw/jones/differences.htm

Start Date Confusion

I posted a question in the forums about the Start Date at http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=181447. The documentation says that "the start date can affect course visibility." How does it affect it? We've done testing at my institution and haven't found a way to get the start date to affect visibility. Does it really affect visibility? If so, can someone document how? --Felicia Berryman

Hi Felicia, thanks for this comment, I can see how this setting can be misleading. This course setting only sets the week dates, when you select "weekly" as a section setting. In MoodleDev logic, what you seem to want is to control self enrollment enrollment, where students are allowed to select the course they want to take. You do not want student to be able to enter until a certain start date. As opposed to a manual or flat file enrollment, where hiding the course would make more sense, if you put students in the course before you wanted it to start. --chris collman 19:51, 29 July 2011 (WST)