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==See also==
==See also==
*[[Enrolment FAQ]]
*Using Moodle [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=2981 Enrolment Plugins] forum
*Using Moodle [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=2981 Enrolment Plugins] forum
*Using Moodle [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=45868 Can't use External Database Enrollment Plugin] forum discussion
*Using Moodle [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=45868 Can't use External Database Enrollment Plugin] forum discussion

Revision as of 11:25, 13 February 2008

Location: Administration > Courses > Enrolments

Managing course enrolment

Once you have set up user authentication, created some courses and assigned teachers to them, the next thing to consider is course enrolment i.e. assigning users the role of student in a course.

Moodle provides a number of ways of managing course enrolment, called enrolment plugins. They include:

Setting the enrolment method

Choosing an enrolment plugin

To set the enrolment method:

  1. Click on Courses in the Site Administration block, then Enrolments.
  2. On the enrolments page, click the enable checkbox opposite your chosen enrolment plugin. If you wish, you may choose more than one enrolment method. For example if you have some courses which students must pay for and some free courses, you can use PayPal and internal enrolment.
  3. Select the default plugin for interactive enrolment (see below).
  4. Click the "Save changes" button.
  5. Click on Edit opposite the enrolment plugin(s) you have chosen.
  6. Configure the required settings and click the "Save changes" button.


From Moodle 1.6 onwards, multi-enrolment is supported, with one plugin set as the default plugin for interactive enrolment.

Interactive enrolment

Interactive enrolment triggers only when a user tries to enrol on a course. The user has to do something interactively in order to be enrolled, such as clicking "Yes, I do" (Internal enrolment), or paying some money (Authorize.net Payment Gateway, Paypal).

The interactive enrolment plugin for a particular course may be selected on the Course settings page.

Login-time enrolment lookups

Login-time enrolment lookups perform a lookup against an LDAP/AD, database or SIS server. You can have several plugins set to perform login-time lookups.

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