Moodle - Access for Non-UW Personnel

This article describes the steps for allowing someone outside of UW-Madison (e.g. Someone from industry that's helping teach a class) access to Moodle.


All access to UW-Moodle is via NetID.  Non-UW personnel who need access to Moodle will need to obtain a NetID. The mechanism for getting a NetID for Non-UW people is "Manifest."

For One Person/Small Group of People 

  • Gather the person(s)'s name and email that needs access to the Moodle course.
  • Email this information to
NOTE: This process can take several days to be created, so allow adequate time for the NetID creation process

For a Large Group of People (or people that will need access for extensive amounts of time)

  • You will need to request a Manifest Group using the information on this webpage:
    • Be sure to state that you need a Manifest Group that has the capability to create new NetIDs
  • Once a Manifest Group has been attained you can send out "invitations" to obtain a NetID
  • Your Manifest Group includes a description. This description be part of the invitation sent to potential NetID recipients. This is the best place to let recipients know the purpose of their obtaining a NetID. Failure to do so may result in the recipient being confused by the invitation.
  • Once a person has obtained a NetID, they can be added to a course by they course's instructor or by the Moodle Administrators.

Keywords:netid, manifest   Doc ID:43644
Owner:Erica H.Group:Moodle
Created:2014-09-19 12:43 CSTUpdated:2017-09-01 09:45 CST
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