At #iMoot15 Miriam and I facilitated as session aimed at getting a conversation going and gathering information in the Moodle community about how we manage enrolment, access, and semester rollover. Miriam and I hoped that this would feed into the working group at #mootau15 on archiving and roll-over.
Our institute is reviewing how we manage enrolment, access and course
rollover in Moodle. We have struggled to find solutions that work
across the board and maintain an exception list that we see increasing.
Initial conversations with other institutes suggested that the perfect
solutions are yet to be established. We hoped this iMoot discussion
would build on the work started at https://docs.moodle.org/28/en/Year-end_procedures and in the forum https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=50298
and that we could find out more from the Moodle community about what
the issues we collectively have so as we can understand them better and
work towards resolving them.
Our iMoot presentation is here and the details on the Moodlemoot working groups are here. Note there are two working groups, so check out the assessment analytics working group too.
If you are able to share your institutes current enrolment/access/rollover practice please complete our form here or get in touch with us.
We have so far found that most institutes do not automate creation of
groups, and many duplicate courses each time they are run. Each
institute has their own approach to where the teacher’s role starts and
ends. With everyone using different student management systems, and
having different strategies around re-use of courses and access periods
for students to their learning resources (and artefacts the students
create!) it is very helpful to share ideas on how to meet the
requirements of your institute and your learners.
You can also comment on this blog post if you prefer. Looking forward to further discussion.