A majority of the items listed in this section are provided by an outside system, attempting to modify the items NOT highlighted in red (Course visibility, Enable download course content, Enable end date, and Calculate the end date from the number of sections) will result in those values reverting back to what they were within the next hour. The only exception to this is courses you have created within your own staging area.
The Course full name* is the complete name of the course. It sometimes appears as a link on course lists. It also appears in the header section of the course.
The Course short name* is used where the long name is not appropriate, such as the Moodle Dashboard or the directory path (bread crumbs). These will be determined for you when a course is initially provisioned.
The Course visibility drop-down menu is quite important. This is what an instructor will use to make a course visible (choose Show) or not visible (choose Hide) to students. See Start Of Term Procedures or End Of Term Procedures for more information.
NOTE: While you can manually change this value, toggling this on the same calendar date as either Start date or End date will result in this value reverting back.
If you need to open or close your course at a different time you will need to wait until the next day to toggle your course visibility and have it stick.
The Enable download course content feature is disabled by default but if you would like for students to download a copy of your course for their own reference offline you can enable this.
The Course start date* will affect when weekly format topic dates appear and how weekly sections are named. Courses will become visibile to students on this day (The Monday of the week that the course starts)
The Course end date* is when your Moodle course will automatically close to students. If you have students who need more time in a course you can change this value the day after the end date or instead create an Incomplete course in your staging area.
The Course ID number* is an alphanumeric field used to match this course against an external system’s ID. Do not alter this number. (If the value is empty then this course was created Manually and is probably in your or someone else’s staging area.)
NOTE: Items marked with an Asterisk(*) will revert back to their default values within an hour while a normal course is active and so these should only be changed if the course lives in your Staging Area