[ay15-16] Moodle - Adding Instructors or Students


UW-Madison is adopting Canvas as the single, centrally supported learning management system, and discontinuing support for Desire2Learn (D2L) and Moodle. Access to D2L and Moodle will permanently end June 1, 2018. For information about retaining materials from D2L or Moodle, please refer to this document.

Help document for adding non-rostered participants to a course in Moodle

Instructors may want to grant access to new instructors or students that aren't included on the original roster. 

Add a participant to your course

  1. In your course, look for the Administration block and click Users -> Enrolled users. You will see a list of the participants in your course.
    Find Enrolled Users
  2. Click Enroll users in the top or bottom right of the page
    Click enroll users button
  3. Set the Assign roles menu to the appropriate role.  Typical roles are instructor or student.  Sometimes TAs are given a Grader role.  This allows a TA to see what the instructor sees, but doesn't allow editing of activities within the course.
  4. Use the Name or NetID search box at the bottom to find the participant's name.  
    • If you cannot find someone by name, type the NetID into the search box and press Enter.  The name should appear. 
  5. When you've located the right participant, click Enroll next to their name.  If the button says "Add + Enroll", it means that the person does not have an account yet.  It will be created when you click the button. 
    Search for user name

  6. Click Finish enrolling users.  You'll be returned to the Enrolled users page, with the new users visible in the list.

Change a participant's role

  1. Locate the participant in the list of enrolled users.  Look at the Roles column for that participant.
  2. Click the X after that role that you want to remove.  Click X next to role you want to remove
  3. When prompted, click Remove to confirm that the role should be removed. 
  4. Click the gray + icon to see a list of roles that can be added to an individual. 
    Add role by clicking button to right of current roles
  5. Click the appropriate role.  It will be immediately added.

Keywords:Moodle User roles add instructor student   Doc ID:13275
Owner:Deborah H.Group:Moodle
Created:2010-02-07 19:00 CDTUpdated:2018-02-16 11:09 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Moodle
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