There are three kinds of courses available to instructors in Moodle:
- Master course NURS-141
- Collaborative Master NURS-141
Instructors are provided with a Master courses (course shells) for every course they teach. Master courses are never deleted; therefore, we encourage instructors to build and develop their courses in these Master courses, then copy the material into individual semester courses.
(Note: There is not a dynamic connection between your Master and individual semester courses/sections. Copying your Master course into semester courses/sections is a manual process. Once you have copied your Master course into semester courses/sections, any new additions, deletions, changes will need to be made within each course/section.)
To encourage collaboration between colleagues, Collaborative Master courses are available for courses with multiple sections and instructors. Master Collaborative courses can be used to develop courses and share content, then copied into individual semester courses/sections.
If you do not see a Master Collaborative: Use the Search bar on the Moodle home page to locate the course and assigned instructors.
- If an instructor is listed: Please contact the listed instructor and ask them to add you to the Master Collaborative course.
- If no instructor(s) is(are) listed: Contact the HelpDesk to request you be added to the Master Collaborative course.
Semester courses are only available for the current semester. All semester courses are removed from Moodle three weeks after the last day of classes. If there is content in your semester course you would like to save, we encourage you to copy your course back into your Master course. You can also choose to backup (or archive) your courses. Courses are automatically generated/removed based on the schedule posted below. If you or your students temporarily need access to a course beyond the removal date, you may request a course extension using this online form. Only faculty may request course extensions.
Note: By default your students will not be able to see your courses. You will now need to manually make your courses available when you are ready for your students to view them. .
|Courses removed from Moodle interface
(faculty & students)
|Courses removed from server 13 months after course began*|
|Interim||October 1||Three (3) weeks after the last day of classes||February 1|
|Spring||November 1||March 1|
|May Interim||March 1||June 1|
|Summer||April 1||June 1|
|Fall||May 1||October 1|
*All semester courses will be completely removed (and not recoverable) from the server approximately thirteen (13) months after the beginning of the course.
For example, a FA/12 course will be completely deleted from the server on October 1, 2013. Once a course is deleted from the server it is not recoverable.
See also: Faculty Technology Checklist