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Location: ''Site administration > Plugins > Enrolments > Manage enrol plugins''
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Moodle provides a number of ways of managing course enrolment, called ''enrolment plugins''.
  
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[[Image:Manageenrolplugins.png]]
  
==Managing course enrolment==
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==Setting the enrolment method(s)==
Once the site administrator has set up [[Authentication|user authentication]], [[Add/edit courses|created some courses]] and assigned teachers to them, the next thing to consider is [[Enrolment|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''. Enrolment plugins included in the standard Moodle are:
 
 
*[[Manual_enrolment|Manual enrolment]]
 
*[[Guest access]]
 
*[[Self enrolment]]
 
*[[Cohort sync]]
 
*[[Category enrolments]]
 
*[[External database]]
 
*[[Flat file]]
 
*[[IMS Enterprise]]
 
*[[LDAP enrolment|LDAP]]
 
*[[Course meta link]]
 
*[[MNet|Moodle Network]]
 
*[[Paypal]]
 
 
==Setting the enrolment methods==
 
[[Image:Manageenrolplugins.png|thumb|Choosing an enrolment plugin]]
 
 
To set an enrolment method:
 
To set an enrolment method:
#Click on ''Settings>Site Administration>Plugins>Enrolments>Manage enrol plugins''.
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#Click on ''Settings > Site administration > Plugins > Enrolments > Manage enrol plugins''.
#Click on the ''enable'' checkboxes opposite your chosen enrolment plugin(s). 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.  
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#Click on the ''enable'' checkboxes opposite your chosen enrolment plugin(s). 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 self enrolment.  
 
#Click the "Save changes" button.
 
#Click the "Save changes" button.
#Click on Edit opposite one of the enrolment plugin(s) you have chosen.
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#Click the settings link opposite the enrolment plugin(s) you have chosen.
 
#Configure the required settings and click the "Save changes" button.
 
#Configure the required settings and click the "Save changes" button.
#Repeat Editing until you have edited all the plugins you have enabled.
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#Repeat until you have edited all the plugins you have enabled.
  
 
The order in which enrolment plugins are applied can be set. This may be important for some plugins. It also affects the order of enrolment options on the course enrol page.
 
The order in which enrolment plugins are applied can be set. This may be important for some plugins. It also affects the order of enrolment options on the course enrol page.
  
==Login-time enrolment lookups==
 
 
Login-time lookups perform a search of username and passwords against an an external database when a user logs in.  For example, a course may use a [[LDAP authentication|LDAP/AD]] database. You can have several plugins set to perform login-time lookups.
 
 
==Enrolment instance defaults==
 
*Each enrolment plugin has a settings link where admin can choose the default settings for this plugin when it is used in courses.
 
*The admin can decide whether to add this plugin to all new courses by default. Teachers in the courses are however able to alter the default settings to suit their needs.
 
* For more information on the settings of different enrolment plugins, see [[Enrolment_methods|enrolment methods]]
 
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Unenrolment]]
 
*[[Unenrolment]]
 
*[[Enrolment FAQ]]
 
*[[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
 
 
[[Category:Enrolment]]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 10:28, 3 October 2011

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

File:Manageenrolplugins.png

Setting the enrolment method(s)

To set an enrolment method:

  1. Click on Settings > Site administration > Plugins > Enrolments > Manage enrol plugins.
  2. Click on the enable checkboxes opposite your chosen enrolment plugin(s). 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 self enrolment.
  3. Click the "Save changes" button.
  4. Click the settings link opposite the enrolment plugin(s) you have chosen.
  5. Configure the required settings and click the "Save changes" button.
  6. Repeat until you have edited all the plugins you have enabled.

The order in which enrolment plugins are applied can be set. This may be important for some plugins. It also affects the order of enrolment options on the course enrol page.

See also