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  • Access to Moodle is handled primarily through SPIRE. Students, instructors, teaching assistants, and others who are associated with a class in SPIRE will automatically be enrolled in the Moodle course for that class. Instructors can also request or allow different types of access to a Moodle course...
  • Find out how to obtain access to Moodle for co-instructors, colleagues or assistants helping out with your Moodle course. Your Co-instructor Needs Access to Moodle If you and your colleague share responsibility for all aspects of the course (e.g., instruction and grading) they should also have...
  • This page explains how students gain access to a course in Moodle. Student Enrollment in Moodle Courses Once the instructor for a class requests a Moodle course, students who are registered in the class in SPIRE are automatically added to the roster in Moodle. Moodle course rosters are updated...
  • This page reviews basic information on getting Teaching Assistants access to a Moodle course. About Teaching Assistants (TAs) in Moodle Your TA must be listed in SPIRE as a Teaching Assistant in order to have access to your Moodle course. By default, TAs automatically receive access to Moodle in...
  • UMass Amherst considers the course content you have created to be your intellectual property. During the transition from Moodle legacy to Moodle in the Cloud, you can still authorize access to share your Moodle course content with an instructor. The steps will differ based on whether you are...
  • Instructors can add abilities for individual users enrolled in their course by adding a "role." Roles can be added at the course level, or only for a particular resource or activity. Roles are "additive"; they add new privileges without blocking what the user can already do. For example, teaching...
  • The following browser recommendations and settings will improve your experience using Moodle and ensure access to the activities and tools in your Moodle courses. Note: UMass Amherst IT Computer Classrooms and Library Learning Commons computers are set up for Moodle. Browser Versions For security...
  • A Course Designer can upload materials, add activities such as assignments and quizzes, and make changes to the general design of a Moodle course. There are a few ways to use the Course Designer role: An instructor can request that departmental staff or a student assistant be added as a Course...
  • This article explains the Bulk Enrollment role and how to enroll users into Ad Hoc Community courses on Moodle. Ad Hoc Community courses in Moodle allow non-credit courses, online training, collaborative groups, and other course-like activities to be hosted on umass.moonami.com even if they are...
  • The instructor of a Moodle course can configure the course settings to allow Guest access, then share the course URL and a custom password with those they would like to be able to view the course. Guests have minimal privileges in Moodle courses. Guests cannot participate in activities, view...
  • The instructor for a Moodle course can set the course to allow Guest access, then share the course URL and a custom password with those they would like to be able to view the course. Guests have minimal privileges in Moodle courses. Guests cannot participate in activities, view students’...
  • This page explains how to log in to Moodle and find your courses, with troubleshooting tips for students, instructors, and TAs. Log in to Moodle In your web browser, navigate to Moodle: For Summer and Fall 2021 and forward, go to https://umass.moonami.com/ (Moodle in the Cloud). For...
  • When first requested, Moodle courses are hidden from students. Courses requested before the start of Preview Week are automatically released to students at the start of Preview Week. If a course is requested during Preview Week, it will be released to students the business day before the...
  • Instructors & Facilitators What is an "Ad Hoc Community Course"? Ad Hoc courses in Moodle allow non-credit courses, online trainings, collaborative groups, and other course-like activities to be hosted on umass.moonami.com if they are not officially listed as classes in SPIRE. Ad Hoc courses...
  • Moodle is a widely-used open source learning management system (LMS) used to deliver course content and host online learning activities. Beginning in the summer of 2021, on-campus, for-credit Moodle courses are created in Moodle in the Cloud (umass.moonami.com). Courses taught in Moodle through...
  • This matrix provides an overview of role capabilities. For detailed descriptions of roles, see Roles in Moodle.   Access Course  Grade Student Work Add Activities & Resources View Forums Access Quickmail Post to...
  • There are several distinct roles individuals can have in a Moodle course. Each role provides access to a specific set of capabilities. Your status in a class in SPIRE determines the role you are initially given in a Moodle course: Student, Non-editing teacher (Teaching Assistant), or Teacher (...