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A teacher, or other user with the [[Capabilities/moodle/course:update|update course settings capability]], can change course settings in ''Administration > Course administration > Edit settings''.
  
You are asked to complete the '''settings''' page when creating a new course. The choices you make can be edited at a later date by choosing the settings option from the [[Administration block]] menu.
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==General==
  
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===Course full name===
  
==Category==
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This is the name of the course.  It is displayed as a link on course lists on the [[Front page]] and on the  [[Dashboard]] and in reports.  It is also used in the browser title bar when the course is viewed.
  
Your Moodle administrator may have set up several course categories.
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The capability [[Capabilities/moodle/course:changefullname|moodle/course:changefullname]] controls whether a user can edit the course full name.
  
For example, "Science", "Humanities", "Public Health" etc
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===Short name===
  
Choose the one most applicable for your course. This choice will affect where your course is displayed on the course listing and may make it easier for students to find your course.
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Many institutions have a shorthand way of referring to a course, such as BP102 or COMMS.  Even if you do not already have such a name for your course, make one up here. It will be used in several places where the long name is not appropriate, such as the Navigation block.
  
==Full name==
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The capability [[Capabilities/moodle/course:changeshortname|moodle/course:changeshortname]] controls whether a user can edit the short name field.
  
The full name of the course is displayed at the top of the screen and in the course listings.
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By default, only course full names are displayed in the list of courses. However an administrator can enable short names to be displayed too if required by ticking the checkbox in ''Administration > Site administration > Appearance > Courses''.
  
==Short name==
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=== Course category===
  
Many institutions have a shorthand way of referring to a course, such as BP102 or COMMS. Even you don't already have such a name for your course, make one up here. It will be used in several places where the long name isn't appropriate.  The most common use is in the navigation bar that is at the top of most pages.
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The site administrator may have created course categories to help teachers and students find their courses easily. Course categories may be reflected in the [[Navigation block]].
  
[[Image:MoodleCookieTrail.gif|The underlined part is the course Short name.]]
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The capability [[Capabilities/moodle/course:changecategory|moodle/course:changecategory]] controls whether a user can edit the course category.
  
The the above example has underlined the short course name, "Using Moodle".  The short name also appears in the subject line of email messages that are part of the course.
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===Course start date===
  
==ID number==
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This setting affects the display of logs and the weekly format topic dates.
  
The ID number of a course is only used when matching this course against external systems - it is never displayed within Moodle. If you have an official code name for this course then use it here ... otherwise you can leave it blank.
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If you use the "Weekly" course format, the start date will appear in the first section of the course. For example selecting 27 July, will display "27 July - 2 August" in the first section (when default display is selected for that section).
  
==Summary==
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This setting will have an effect on the display of logs. This will be the earliest possible date the log activity will display.
  
The summary of the course is displayed in the course listings.
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This setting will '''not''' affect courses using the 'social' or 'topics' formats.
  
==Format==
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:''TIP:'' If your institution runs on a weekly schedule, you may want to consider setting the start date for courses on the first day of the week, like a Monday. Please note that the 'first day of the week' is set by the [https://docs.moodle.org/dev/Translation_langconfig langconfig file] of your [[Language]], and might be different from the default Monday of the English language pack.
  
A Moodle course may use one of the following three formats:
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:''TIP:'' In general, if your course does not have a real starting date then set the date to yesterday and use the availability setting to reveal the course to students. 
  
'''Weekly format'''
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:''TIP:'' See self enrolment course settings to prevent students from entering the course before a certain date/time.
  
The course is organised week by week, with a clear start date and a finish date. Each week consists of activities. Some of them, like journals, may have "open windows" of, say, two weeks after which they become unavailable.
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===Course end date===
  
'''Topics format'''
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The course end date is used for determining whether a course should be included in a user's list of courses. When the end date is past, the course is no longer listed in the navigation block / drawer and is listed as past in the [[Course overview]] on students' dashboards. The course end date may also be used by a custom report e.g. reporting activity for the duration of a course.
  
Very similar to the weekly format, except that each "week" is called a topic. A "topic" is not restricted to any time limit. You don't need to specify any dates.
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Users can still enter the course after the end date; in other words the date does not restrict access.
  
'''Social format'''
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===Calculate the end date from the number of sections===
  
This format is oriented around one main forum, the Social forum, which appears listed on the main page. It is useful for situations that are more freeform. They may not even be courses. For example, it could be used as a departmental notice board.
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For courses in weekly format only, the course end date may be calculated automatically based on the course start date and the number of sections. If course sections (weeks) are added or removed, the course date is changed automatically. If 'Calculate the end date from the number of sections' is ticked, the course end date can not be set manually.
  
In Moodle 1.6 this is increased by:
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===Course visibility===
  
'''LAMS course format''' [[LAMS]]
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Here you can "hide" your course completely. It will not appear in the list of courses, except for managers, course creators, teachers and any other users with the [[Capabilities/moodle/course:viewhiddencourses|view hidden courses capability]]. Even if students try to access the course URL directly, they will not be allowed to enter.
  
'''SCORM format''' [[SCORM]]
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The [[Capabilities/moodle/course:visibility|hide/show courses capability]] controls whether a user can hide a course.
  
'''Weekly format, CSS/no tables'''
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=== Course ID number===
Just an educated guess: This version of the weekly format uses the more modern web layout system CSS (cascading style sheets) to place things on the web page in a more flexible way than the old method with tables.
 
  
==Course start date==
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The ID number is an alphanumeric field.  It has several potential uses.  Generally, it is not displayed to students.  However, it can be used to match this course against an external system's ID, as your course catalogue ID or can be used in the certificate module as a printed field.
  
This is where you specify the starting time of the course (in your own timezone).
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The capability [[Capabilities/moodle/course:changeidnumber|moodle/course:changeidnumber]] controls whether a user can edit the ID number.
  
If you are using a 'weekly' course format, this will affect the display of the weeks. The first week will start on the date you set here.
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==Description==
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{|
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|[[File:coursesummary.png|thumb|500px|Description settings expanded by default]]
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This setting will not affect courses using the 'social' or 'topics' formats.
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===Course summary===
  
However, one place this setting will be affect is the display of logs, which use this date as the earliest possible date you can display.
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The summary appears on the course listings page.  This field is searched when searching for a course and also appears in the Course/Site description block.
  
In general, if your course does have a real starting date then it makes sense to set this date to that, no matter what course formats you are using.
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The capability [[Capabilities/moodle/course:changesummary|moodle/course:changesummary]] controls whether a user can edit the course summary.
  
==Enrolment duration==
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===Course summary files===
  
This setting specifies the number of days a student can be enrolled in this course (starting from the moment they enroll).
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An image (and if allowed by the administrator, other file types) may be attached to the course summary. They will be accessible by anyone from outside of the course just like  the course name and/or summary. Only users with [[Capabilities/moodle/course:changesummary| moodle/course:changesummary capability]] are able to upload/change course summary files.
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''Note that if this is not allowed by the administrator, then no box will appear to upload course summary files''.
  
If this is set, then students are automatically unenrolled after the specified time has elapsed. This is most useful for rolling courses without a specific start or end time.
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By default, only jpg, gif and png file types are allowed as course summary files. An administrator can change the allowed file types in ''Administration > Site administration > Appearance > Courses''.
  
If you don't set this then the student will remain in this course until they are manually unenrolled or the clean-up function to remove defunct students takes effect.
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==Course format==
  
If you have selected to manage this course as a meta course, your enrolment period will not be used.
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===Format===
  
==Number of weeks/topics==
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See [[Course formats]]
  
This setting is only used by the 'weekly' and 'topics' course formats.
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===Hidden sections===
  
In the 'weekly' format, it specifies the number of weeks that the course will run for, starting from the course starting date.
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This option allows you to decide how the hidden sections in your course are displayed to students.  By default, a small area is shown (in collapsed form, usually grey) to indicate where the hidden section is, though they still cannot actually see the hidden activities and texts.  This is particularly useful in the Weekly format, so that non-class weeks are clear, or if you have quizzes you don't want your students to see.
  
In the 'topics' format, it specifies the number of topics in the course.
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:''TIP:'' If you choose, these non-available items can be completely hidden, so that students do not even know  that sections or an activity in the course are hidden.
  
Both of these translate to the number of "boxes" down the middle of the course page.
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===Course layout===
  
==Group mode==
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The Course layout setting determines whether the whole course is displayed on one page or split over several pages. The setting currently applies to the topics and weekly core course formats and contributed collapsed topics course format only.
  
Here you can define the group mode at the course level. This will be the default group mode for all activities defined within that course. Learn more about [[Groups]]
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Teachers choose from the dropdown whether they wish to "show all sections on one page" in the familiar scrolling format, or "show one section per page".  
  
==Force==
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If one section per page is selected, the course page is abbreviated to a list of links to individual sections. If an individual section is shown, next and previous sections may be accessed via links above and below the section.
  
If the group mode is "forced" at a course-level, then this particular group mode will be applied to every activity in that course. Individual group settings in each activity are then ignored.
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{|
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| [[File:one section per page course format.png|thumb|Course page for course using one section per page course layout]]
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| [[File:Single_section_page.png|thumb|Individual section of a course using one section per page course layout]]
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|}
  
This is useful when, for example, one wants to set up a course for a number of completely separate cohorts.
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Visit the School demo site course [http://school.demo.moodle.net/course/view.php?id=37 The Types of Sport] to see the "Show one section per page" course layout in action!
  
==Availability==
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==Appearance==
  
This option allows you to "hide" your course completely. It will not appear on any course listings, except to teachers of the course and administrators. Even if students try to access the course URL directly, they will not be allowed to enter.
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(These settings are collapsed by default.)
  
==Enrolment key==
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{|
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|[[File:appearancecourse252.png|thumb|500px|Appearance settings expanded]]
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A course enrolment key enables access to courses to be restricted to those who know the key.
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===Force theme===
  
If left blank, then anyone who has created a Moodle username on the site will be able to enrol in the course.
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If the site administrator has allowed the teacher to set a course [[Themes|theme]], this pull down menu will appear with a list of themes on the site.  Teachers can use this to choose a different look for the course from the rest of the Moodle site.
  
If a key is specified, then students who are trying to enter will be asked to supply the key. Once enrolled, Students are not required to enter an enrollment key to gain access.
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=== Force language===
  
The idea is that Teachers supply the key to authorised people using another means like private email, snail mail, on the phone or even verbally in a face to face class.
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If you force a language in a course, the interface of Moodle in this course will be in this particular language, even if a student has selected a different preferred language in his/her personal profile.
  
If this password "gets out" and you have unwanted people enrolling, you can unenrol them (see their user profile page) and change this key. Any legitimate students who have already enrolled will not be affected, but the unwanted people won't be able to get back in.
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The capability [[Capabilities/moodle/site:forcelanguage|moodle/site:forcelanguage]] may be allowed by the admin for users who need to override this language (for example, when testing problems in a course in a language they do not know.)
  
==Guest access==
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===Number of announcements===
  
You have the choice of allowing [[Guest access | "guests"]] into your course.
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How many recent announcements from the [[Announcements forum]] should show in the [[Latest announcements block]].
  
People can log in as guests using the "Login as a guest" button on the login screen.
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If an announcements forum is not required in the course, this setting should be set to zero.
  
Guests ALWAYS have "read-only" access - meaning they can't leave any posts or otherwise mess up the course for real students.
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===Show gradebook to students===
  
This can be handy when you want to let a colleague in to look around at your work, or to let students see a course before they have decided to enrol.
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Here you can decide whether to allow students to see the link to [[Grades|grades]] in the Administration block. If your course doesn't use graded activities, it makes sense to disable this. If grades are used and this link is disabled, students can still see their grade from the actual activity itself, such as an [[Assignment|assignment]]
  
Note that you have a choice between two types of guest access: with the enrolment key or without. If you choose to allow guests who have the key, then the guest will need to provide the current enrolment key EVERY TIME they log in (unlike students who only need to do it once). This lets you restrict your guests. If you choose to allow guests without a key, then anyone can get straight into your course.
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===Show activity reports===
  
==Cost==
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Here you can decide whether to show students their [[Activity_report#Individual_Activity_Report|activity reports]]. Doing so places a load on the server however, which is why the setting is disabled by default.
  
Course cost. This will be shown if you have selected another enrolment method except internal.
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==Files and uploads==
  
==Hidden sections==
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(These settings are collapsed by default.)
  
This option allows you to decide how the hidden sections in your course are displayed to students.
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===Maximum upload size===
  
By default, a small area is shown (in collapsed form, usually gray) to indicate where the hidden section is, though they still can not actually see the hidden activities and texts. This is particularly useful in the Weekly format, so that non-class weeks are clear.
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Here you can decide the largest size of file that students can upload to a course. The site administrator can determine [[Site_policies#Maximum_uploaded_file_sizefile |sizes available]] for the teacher to select.  
  
If you choose, these can be completely hidden, so that students don't even know sections of the course are hidden.
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Editing teachers or other users may be allowed to upload files larger than the maximum size by giving them the capability [[Capabilities/moodle/course:ignorefilesizelimits|moodle/course:ignorefilesizelimits]]
  
==News items to show==
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==Completion tracking==
  
A special forum called "News" appears in the "weekly" and "topics" course formats. It's a good place to post notices for all students to see. (By default, all students are subscribed to this forum, and will receive your notices by email.)
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(These settings are collapsed by default.)
  
This setting determines how many recent items appear on your course home page, in a news box down the right-hand side.
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Completion  tracking must be enabled for [[Activity completion]]. [[Course completion]] criteria may also be based upon Activity completion values found in the activity's settings.
  
If you set it to "0 news items" then the news box won't even appear.
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==Groups==
  
==Show grades==
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(These settings are collapsed by default.)
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{|
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Many of the activities allow grades to be set.
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===Group mode===
  
By default, the results of all grades within the course can be seen in the Grades page, available from the main course page.
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Here you can define the [[Groups|group mode]] at the course level by a pull down menu. "[[Groups#No_groups|No groups]]", "[[Groups#Separate_groups|Separate groups]]" and "[[Groups#Visible_groups|Visible groups]]" are the choices. The selected setting will be the default group mode for all activities defined within that course.  The group setting can affect what users see in the participants list and who they can interact with in activities.
  
If a teacher is not interested in using grades in a course, or just wants to hide grades from students, then they can disable the display of grades in the Course Settings. This does not prevent individual activities from using or setting grades, it just disables the results being displayed to students.
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===Force===
  
==Show activity reports==
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If the group mode is "forced" at a course-level, then this particular group mode will be applied to every activity in that course. This will override any activities that may have a special group setting. 
  
Activity reports are available for each participant that show their activity in the current course. As well as listings of their contributions, these reports include detailed access logs.
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===Default grouping===
  
Teachers always have access to these reports, using the button visible on each persons's profile page.
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If [[Groupings|groupings]] are enabled, a default grouping for course activities and resources may be set.
  
Student access to their own reports is controlled by the teacher via a course setting. For some courses these reports can be a useful tool for a student to reflect on their involvement and appearance within the online environment, but for some courses this may not be necessary.
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==Role renaming==
  
Another reason for turning it off is that the report can place a bit of load on the server while being generated. For large or long classes it may be more efficient to keep it off.
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(These settings are collapsed by default.)
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{|
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You can rename the [[Roles|roles]] used in your course. For example, you may wish to rename the [[Teacher role]] as "Facilitator", "Tutor" or "Guide". These new role names will appear within the course. For example on the participants and the override permissions pages.  
  
==Maximum upload size==
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Please note that the site administrator may have changed the names or added new roles.  These names will appear and the teacher may rename them.
  
This setting defines the largest size of file that can be uploaded by students in this course, limited by the site wide setting created by the administrator.
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If you want the word for 'Teacher' to be different in all courses on the site, a site admin can edit the roles of teacher and non-editing teacher in ''Administration > Site administration > Users > Permissions > Define roles'' and change the custom full name there.
  
It is possible to further restrict this size through settings within each activity module.
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==Tags==
  
==Your word for Teacher/Teachers/Student/Students==
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Teachers  can add course tags here, either new tags or official tags. See [[Using tags]] for more information.
  
You can change the words for teacher and student for a particular course.
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== Site administration settings==
  
==Force language==
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An administrator can set course default settings in ''Administration > Site administration > Courses > Course default settings''.
  
If you force a language in a course, the interface of Moodle in this course will be in this particular language, even if a student has selected a different preferred language in his/her personal profile.
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The maximum number of weeks/topics may be set for all courses on the site. The default value is 52.
  
==Is this a meta course?==
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==Preventing teachers from editing course settings==
  
[[Metacourses]] are courses which take their enrolments from courses i.e. for every course 'enrolled' on the metacourse, all students in the course are enrolled in the metacourse.
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Any/all of the following fields - course full name, short name, ID number and category, summary - may be locked to prevent teachers from editing them. To do so:
  
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#Access ''Site Administration > Users > Permissions > Define roles''.
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#Click the edit icon opposite the teacher role.
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#Change any/all of the capabilities [[Capabilities/moodle/course:changefullname|moodle/course:changefullname]], [[Capabilities/moodle/course:changeshortname|moodle/course:changeshortname]], [[Capabilities/moodle/course:changeidnumber|moodle/course:changeidnumber]], [[Capabilities/moodle/course:changecategory|moodle/course:changecategory]], [[Capabilities/moodle/course:changesummary|moodle/course:changesummary]] from allow to not set.
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#Click the "Save changes" button at the bottom of the page.
  
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Latest revision as of 07:14, 26 October 2017

A teacher, or other user with the update course settings capability, can change course settings in Administration > Course administration > Edit settings.

General

Course full name

This is the name of the course. It is displayed as a link on course lists on the Front page and on the Dashboard and in reports. It is also used in the browser title bar when the course is viewed.

The capability moodle/course:changefullname controls whether a user can edit the course full name.

Short name

Many institutions have a shorthand way of referring to a course, such as BP102 or COMMS. Even if you do not already have such a name for your course, make one up here. It will be used in several places where the long name is not appropriate, such as the Navigation block.

The capability moodle/course:changeshortname controls whether a user can edit the short name field.

By default, only course full names are displayed in the list of courses. However an administrator can enable short names to be displayed too if required by ticking the checkbox in Administration > Site administration > Appearance > Courses.

Course category

The site administrator may have created course categories to help teachers and students find their courses easily. Course categories may be reflected in the Navigation block.

The capability moodle/course:changecategory controls whether a user can edit the course category.

Course start date

This setting affects the display of logs and the weekly format topic dates.

If you use the "Weekly" course format, the start date will appear in the first section of the course. For example selecting 27 July, will display "27 July - 2 August" in the first section (when default display is selected for that section).

This setting will have an effect on the display of logs. This will be the earliest possible date the log activity will display.

This setting will not affect courses using the 'social' or 'topics' formats.

TIP: If your institution runs on a weekly schedule, you may want to consider setting the start date for courses on the first day of the week, like a Monday. Please note that the 'first day of the week' is set by the langconfig file of your Language, and might be different from the default Monday of the English language pack.
TIP: In general, if your course does not have a real starting date then set the date to yesterday and use the availability setting to reveal the course to students.
TIP: See self enrolment course settings to prevent students from entering the course before a certain date/time.

Course end date

The course end date is used for determining whether a course should be included in a user's list of courses. When the end date is past, the course is no longer listed in the navigation block / drawer and is listed as past in the Course overview on students' dashboards. The course end date may also be used by a custom report e.g. reporting activity for the duration of a course.

Users can still enter the course after the end date; in other words the date does not restrict access.

Calculate the end date from the number of sections

For courses in weekly format only, the course end date may be calculated automatically based on the course start date and the number of sections. If course sections (weeks) are added or removed, the course date is changed automatically. If 'Calculate the end date from the number of sections' is ticked, the course end date can not be set manually.

Course visibility

Here you can "hide" your course completely. It will not appear in the list of courses, except for managers, course creators, teachers and any other users with the view hidden courses capability. Even if students try to access the course URL directly, they will not be allowed to enter.

The hide/show courses capability controls whether a user can hide a course.

Course ID number

The ID number is an alphanumeric field. It has several potential uses. Generally, it is not displayed to students. However, it can be used to match this course against an external system's ID, as your course catalogue ID or can be used in the certificate module as a printed field.

The capability moodle/course:changeidnumber controls whether a user can edit the ID number.

Description

Description settings expanded by default

Course summary

The summary appears on the course listings page. This field is searched when searching for a course and also appears in the Course/Site description block.

The capability moodle/course:changesummary controls whether a user can edit the course summary.

Course summary files

An image (and if allowed by the administrator, other file types) may be attached to the course summary. They will be accessible by anyone from outside of the course just like the course name and/or summary. Only users with moodle/course:changesummary capability are able to upload/change course summary files. Note that if this is not allowed by the administrator, then no box will appear to upload course summary files.

By default, only jpg, gif and png file types are allowed as course summary files. An administrator can change the allowed file types in Administration > Site administration > Appearance > Courses.

Course format

Format

See Course formats

Hidden sections

This option allows you to decide how the hidden sections in your course are displayed to students. By default, a small area is shown (in collapsed form, usually grey) to indicate where the hidden section is, though they still cannot actually see the hidden activities and texts. This is particularly useful in the Weekly format, so that non-class weeks are clear, or if you have quizzes you don't want your students to see.

TIP: If you choose, these non-available items can be completely hidden, so that students do not even know that sections or an activity in the course are hidden.

Course layout

The Course layout setting determines whether the whole course is displayed on one page or split over several pages. The setting currently applies to the topics and weekly core course formats and contributed collapsed topics course format only.

Teachers choose from the dropdown whether they wish to "show all sections on one page" in the familiar scrolling format, or "show one section per page".

If one section per page is selected, the course page is abbreviated to a list of links to individual sections. If an individual section is shown, next and previous sections may be accessed via links above and below the section.

Course page for course using one section per page course layout
Individual section of a course using one section per page course layout

Visit the School demo site course The Types of Sport to see the "Show one section per page" course layout in action!

Appearance

(These settings are collapsed by default.)

Appearance settings expanded

Force theme

If the site administrator has allowed the teacher to set a course theme, this pull down menu will appear with a list of themes on the site. Teachers can use this to choose a different look for the course from the rest of the Moodle site.

Force language

If you force a language in a course, the interface of Moodle in this course will be in this particular language, even if a student has selected a different preferred language in his/her personal profile.

The capability moodle/site:forcelanguage may be allowed by the admin for users who need to override this language (for example, when testing problems in a course in a language they do not know.)

Number of announcements

How many recent announcements from the Announcements forum should show in the Latest announcements block.

If an announcements forum is not required in the course, this setting should be set to zero.

Show gradebook to students

Here you can decide whether to allow students to see the link to grades in the Administration block. If your course doesn't use graded activities, it makes sense to disable this. If grades are used and this link is disabled, students can still see their grade from the actual activity itself, such as an assignment

Show activity reports

Here you can decide whether to show students their activity reports. Doing so places a load on the server however, which is why the setting is disabled by default.

Files and uploads

(These settings are collapsed by default.)

Maximum upload size

Here you can decide the largest size of file that students can upload to a course. The site administrator can determine sizes available for the teacher to select.

Editing teachers or other users may be allowed to upload files larger than the maximum size by giving them the capability moodle/course:ignorefilesizelimits

Completion tracking

(These settings are collapsed by default.)

Completion tracking must be enabled for Activity completion. Course completion criteria may also be based upon Activity completion values found in the activity's settings.

Groups

(These settings are collapsed by default.)

Groups settings expanded

Group mode

Here you can define the group mode at the course level by a pull down menu. "No groups", "Separate groups" and "Visible groups" are the choices. The selected setting will be the default group mode for all activities defined within that course. The group setting can affect what users see in the participants list and who they can interact with in activities.

Force

If the group mode is "forced" at a course-level, then this particular group mode will be applied to every activity in that course. This will override any activities that may have a special group setting.

Default grouping

If groupings are enabled, a default grouping for course activities and resources may be set.

Role renaming

(These settings are collapsed by default.)

Role renaming settings expanded

You can rename the roles used in your course. For example, you may wish to rename the Teacher role as "Facilitator", "Tutor" or "Guide". These new role names will appear within the course. For example on the participants and the override permissions pages.

Please note that the site administrator may have changed the names or added new roles. These names will appear and the teacher may rename them.

If you want the word for 'Teacher' to be different in all courses on the site, a site admin can edit the roles of teacher and non-editing teacher in Administration > Site administration > Users > Permissions > Define roles and change the custom full name there.

Tags

Teachers can add course tags here, either new tags or official tags. See Using tags for more information.

Site administration settings

An administrator can set course default settings in Administration > Site administration > Courses > Course default settings.

The maximum number of weeks/topics may be set for all courses on the site. The default value is 52.

Preventing teachers from editing course settings

Any/all of the following fields - course full name, short name, ID number and category, summary - may be locked to prevent teachers from editing them. To do so:

  1. Access Site Administration > Users > Permissions > Define roles.
  2. Click the edit icon opposite the teacher role.
  3. Change any/all of the capabilities moodle/course:changefullname, moodle/course:changeshortname, moodle/course:changeidnumber, moodle/course:changecategory, moodle/course:changesummary from allow to not set.
  4. Click the "Save changes" button at the bottom of the page.