Office of Information Technology (OIT)
Request a Moodle Site
To request a course site, instructors can sign in with their University Internet IDs, choose the type of course site, and fill out the site request form. There are three types of course sites:
- Non-Academic (aka Training and Collaboration): A Moodle site used for any general purpose: group collaboration, departmental web-board, internal training, etc.
- Development: A development site enables you to create prototype course sites and to explore Moodle features and tools. Development site contents can be easily transferred later to a course site. If your class is not yet in the class schedule or has not been assigned a course designator, we recommend this option.
- Academic: A course site for University academic courses is a site set up to fetch class lists of registered students from the PeopleSoft® system. If you know the course designator and term of your class, we recommend this option.
***Tips for filling out the Academic course site (All other requesters) form:
- Course title: SUBJECT Number CourseTitle (sec #s) Semester Year (, Campus). Example: WRIT 1120 College Writing (sec 001-003) Spring 2013 (, Duluth)
- Course subject and number: Example: WRIT1120_001S13 (only one section should be added). For non-TC campus, add C, D, M, or R (WRIT1120_001S13D).
- If the course title or subject and number return an error, try adding a _1 or _2 to the end. Moodle Support will determine the problem and edit the title/subject/number.
- Instructor Internet IDs: Do not put the same Internet ID in both the instructors and designers boxes. It will produce an error. Both role have the same abilities. Instructors are visible to students, designers are not.
Designer/Faculty Sponsor Responsibilities
By requesting a Moodle course site, the requestor and faculty sponsor (when applicable):
- Agree to the policies.
- Agree to receive notices of Moodle server maintenance or upgrade activities and to act responsibly when sharing the account, according to FERPA regulations.
- For student privacy and FERPA reasons, we must be able to verify course instructors in the class schedule. Therefore, if you are not listed in the class schedule as the instructor, or if you have requested a course site for someone else (e.g., you are a TA), we will create the site so you can begin to work on it, but we will not fetch the class list of registered students. If you are the one who will be teaching the course, ask your department to make sure you are listed in PeopleSoft as the instructor of record. Once this is done, let us know, and we will fetch the class list of registered students into your site.
Join the University of Minnesota Moodle Community
Learn about the latest UMN Moodle news and events, join in discussions, and give your feedback on the Moodle course site for the UMN Moodle Community, MoodleTalk.