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Moodle Quick Help Guide

Adding students to your courses

Most students will be added automatically to your course by regular data updates from my.mtholyoke, but if you need to give a student access before they are registered, you can add students manually: 

  1. Go to your course homepage in Moodle. 

  2. Click on "Participants" in the left column.  

  3. On the right-hand side, click on the Enroll Users button.

  4. Check to be sure that the "Assign role" drop-down has Unregistered selected. If any other role is listed, change it back to Unregistered. (Always use Unregistered instead of Student when enrolling manually: the student's role will change to Student after the student registers in my.mtholyoke)

  5. At the top of the box, enter the student's surname and hit enter.

  6. Select the name of the student you wish to enroll. Steps 6 and 7 can be repeated to enroll multiple students manually.

  7. Click Enrol users when you are done.


Screenshot of the Enrol users window, with a user selected to be added.

Five College students who have never taken a course at Mount Holyoke before may not be visible in MHC Moodle courses until they have logged in to for the first time.  The act of logging in will generate a Moodle profile account for them automatically in that case.
Faculty: if you do not find the student's name when you search (step #6), ask that student to log in to Moodle once and just log back out again.   Then the student's name will appear in the list with all the others and you can proceed as above.

Be sure to remind students that they need to be registered for the course in my.mtholyoke to get credit: Moodle access does not mean they are registered

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