Working with the Staging Area in Moodle

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In a staging area you how more power over your courses than you would elsewhere in Moodle. You can:

Should you be unable to find a course that was in your staging area you can ask that an archive of the course be restored.

New Staging areas are NOT created automatically and if you do not already have one you will need to submit a ticket to OLET and request one and we’ll create for you both the Staging Area space in your respective department as well as an empty Sandbox Course for you to start with.


Create additional Sandbox or DEV courses

Once you have a staging area of your own you can create new, empty course shells in addition to your default Sandbox course there. Courses made here should still follow course naming conventions and may still be removed if they’re more than 1.25 years old (you can prevent this by modifying your course to update the long and short names of these Moodle courses to reflect their recent or intended duration.)

You can also create one and manually enroll another CCC student or staff member in that course to help or feedback with development and testing.

Old grades and Incompletes

Courses created in your staging area are not normally provisioned course and cannot and will never ever feed grade data back into our student information system though courses stored here will look like any other.

The staging area is the perfect location…

Can’t find your staging area?

It may be helpful to save your Staging area as a Favorite/Bookmark in your browser but you have to find it first: course categories in Moodle aren’t searchable at this time but you can find your staging area if you know where to look.

If you still can’t find it you may not have one and will need to submit a ticket to OLET to request a staging area.

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