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Before the first day of the term you should follow this checklist to prepare your course for students to access.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact the Online Learning & Educational Technology (OLET) department by placing a ticket at Online Learning/Moodle Support, or by emailing us at

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.
  • Check your Ask & Share Forum Permissions are set properly.
  • Confirm and correct (if needed) broken links and expired files.
  • Remove duplicate Activities and Resources that are not needed.
  • 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 using 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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