Find your Moodle Staging Area

If you do not have a Staging Area, this article will do you no good! Contact your Moodle Administrator (online@clackamas.edu) and we can make you a space to call your own. If you aren’t sure if you have one… take a look; it may be you just forgot about it!

Find your Staging Area: Quick Search (for Sandbox)

These instructions:

  • do NOT work from the Mobile App.
  • assume you have a Sandbox Course and Staging Area created for you by the Moodle Administrator.

The fastest way to find your staging area in Moodle is to log in to Moodle and go to your Moodle Dashboard.

Locate the Staff: Manual Course Access block.

Select the Manual search for Moodle courses link.

Locate the Search courses textbox.

Enter “Sandbox “ followed by your first and last name as it appears in Moodle and click the Go button or hit Enter/Return on your keyboard.

NOTE: if you have a name that contains words mentioned in class descriptions go to the very last page of listings to look for your Sandbox.

Once you find your sandbox look to the bottom-right corner of the course entry and click the Category: link that will be Lastname, Firstname.

NOTE: If you can’t find your sandbox you may not have one, contact the Moodle administrator (online@clackamas.edu) so we can create you one!

Congratulations, you’ve found your Staging Area category and should have Teacher and Manager role access to all courses created within this course category.

Find your Staging Area: Manually

These instructions:

  • do NOT work from the Mobile App.
  • will work even if your sandbox course has been deleted/archived.
  • requires that the Moodle admin has set you up with a staging area in the past.

The fastest way to find your staging area in Moodle is to Login to Moodle and go to your Moodle Dashboard.

Locate the Staff: Manual Course Access block and select the Faculty Workspace link.

Unless your academic department is at the beginning of the alphabet click the Course categories Drop-down menu.

Departments are listed Alphabetically and should be pretty easy to spot while scrolling.

Staff will be listed by Last name, First name and are usually alphabetized as well (they do not order automatically).

NOTE: If you can’t find your staging area or you would like to move your staging area, contact the Moodle administrator (online@clackamas.edu) so we make the needed changes!

Congratulations, you’ve found your Staging Area category and should have Teacher and Manager role access to all courses created within this course category.