Moodle Multi-Session Configuration for Students

In the past, courses on Moodle have been displayed on a strict semester to semester basis. After a Moodle changeover date, you would only be able to access the current semester's courses. With this new process, you will be able to have access to the current semester and the upcoming semester of the academic year. For example, when fall courses are loaded on to Moodle, you will also have access to your spring courses once they are available.

1. Where can I find my courses?

If you are accessing a current course on Moodle, you will be able to access that course on the left hand side under My Courses on the Navigation Menu as normal. A course is categorized as "current" based on the official first day of the semester. So for example, if you are trying to find your course on Moodle the day before the semester officially begins, you will not be able to find it where you normally look because technically it is not considered current yet. So where do you look? There are two places in which you can find all of your courses associated with your account.

  • Home

            Upon logging in, you should find yourself in the home section on Moodle. If you want to make sure you are in the right place, simply press Home from your navigation menu on the left hand side. Once you have successfully found your way, look on the right hand side under My Courses. Here you will find all of the courses that you are associated with.

  • Dashboard

           Your second option to access your courses, is by clicking on Dashboard which is located on the left hand side on your navigation menu. The dashboard is a hub for all of the courses that you are a participant in. Under Course Overview, you can view all of your courses all at once, or you can filter depending on which kind of class you are looking for. So if it is the fall semester and you are looking to access your spring course, you could filter by Future courses and it will bring up the page for you if the course is available for you.

2. Course Name Change

Now that you have a variety of semesters to choose from, you'll notice that the way your course is listed on Moodle looks a little different. In the past, your Moodle course would be identified by the course number, and the section. Now you'll notice that your course is identified by the course number, the section number, and then the semester in which it falls in. It is important to be aware of which course you are selecting to avoid any confusion.

Please note: This name change is for Moodle purposes ONLY. The name, course number, and section of your course will still remain the same as it does in the course catalog.



Article ID: 84435
Tue 8/6/19 3:45 PM
Wed 8/7/19 9:20 AM