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Complete this checklist of procedures for each course at the start of the term.

If you have questions, please submit a ticket to OLET via Online Learning/Moodle Support.

Look over the recent Moodle 4.1 News for changes to Moodle.

Copy Course Content

Add new course content

If you need help designing your course and adding course content please contact Online Learning at

Review your course content

  • Update your Syllabus book and Course Calendar and make sure it is placed in the Course Essentials area.
  • Make sure your course materials are accessible (i.e. comply with copyright law and both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act).
  • Confirm and correct (if needed) broken links and expired files.

NOTE: REPLACE Open Forums in all your courses with Moodle Forums.

  • Remove duplicate Activities and Resources that are not needed with the Mass Actions block. NOTE: If you accidently delete an element you need, check the Recycle bin under the More menu.
  • If not everything is ready you can hide course elements from student view until you are ready to release them.

Verify your course is ready

  • Verify student enrollment to ensure that your Moodle and Self Service rosters match.
  • Verify that the Gradebook in Moodle is behaving as you want/need.
  • Confirm your Moodle start and end date.
  • NEW! Verify your due dates and activity completion dates are set up properly. You can view and edit the dates for multiple activities with the Dates Report in Moodle.
  • The course will automatically show on the course start date, but if you wish to show your course before the start of the term you can manually change the Course Visibility. NOTE: Do not change the Course Start Date; it is an automated setting that will reset.

Contact your students to personally welcome them to class and help them get started in your course.

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