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E-learning at MMU: Moodle/Web form help

FAQs

How can I be added to a Moodle unit area that I teach on?

You will need to be added by someone who already has access to the Moodle area and has either a QLS Leader or Tutor role. They will add you as a Tutor.

How can I remove myself from a Moodle area that I do not teach on?

  • Log into the web form.
  • Untick the box next to the Moodle area you wish to remove yourself from and click the save button at the bottom of the form.
  • Moodle will synchronise with QLS overnight and when you log in the next day you will have been removed from the area.

PLEASE NOTE: once you have removed yourself from a unit area, you can only be added back in by someone who has a QLS Leader or Tutor role in that unit area. See How can I be added to a unit area that I teach on?

How can I add other teaching staff to my unit area? (note you will have to already be enrolled in the web form as a Tutor or QLS Leader to be able to add other staff)

  • Log into the web form.
  • Click ‘Add Staff’ on the right-hand side of your unit name.
  • Click the ‘Add’ button beneath Action.
  • You can now search for the member of staff using either their Staff Code, Forename or Surname or a mixture of Forename and Surname. (eg. Smith or John Smith)
  • When you have identified the correct staff member, click Add.
  • You now have a choice about which role the staff member should have in your unit area from the dropdown block. This will normally just have two options – Observer or Tutor. If an additional role has been assigned to that person (e.g. Student) then that will also be available in the drop down menu.  Select the Tutor role.
  • Click Save
  • Moodle will synchronise with QLS overnight and when they log in the next day the staff member will have view-only access to your unit area

How do I remove staff that are showing up in one of my Moodle areas who shouldn't be there?

  • Log into the web form.
  • Click ‘Add Staff’ on the right-hand side of your unit name you wish to remove staff from.
  • On the next screen, untick any staff members you wish to remove
  • Click Save
  • Moodle will synchronise with QLS overnight and when you log in the next day the staff member will have been removed.

How can I add other members of staff to just look at my unit area and not make changes?

Add them using the Observer role.

  • Log into the web form.
  • Click ‘Add Staff’ on the right-hand side of your unit name.
  • Click the ‘Add’ button beneath Action.
  • You can now search for the member of staff using either their Staff Code, Forename or Surname or a mixture of Forename and Surname. (eg. Smith or John Smith)
  • When you have identified the correct staff member, click Add.
  • You now have a choice about which role the staff member should have in your unit area from the dropdown block. This will normally just have two options – Observer or Tutor. Select the Observer role
  • Click Save
  • Moodle will synchronise with QLS overnight and when they log in the next day the staff member will have view-only access to your unit area.

I am in the unit area as QLS Leader but it should be someone else. How can I change this?

The QLS Leader role is the only role that cannot be changed using this form. In order to change the name of the person who has this role, please contact Management Services who can amend it in QLS. Any changes will then be synchronised overnight and will appear the following day.

None of the staff listed as teaching the unit in Moodle are actually teaching it. How can I get the correct staff added to the unit?

The Unit Leader must be changed in QLS by Management Services. Once Moodle and QLS have been synchronised overnight, the new Unit Leader can then take charge of that area and organise the teaching team by following the instructions above .

Iím a Sessional Member of Staff and I canít access my account?

MMU IT accounts are only granted once you have signed and returned all your current contracts of employment to Human Resources. Please check that you have done this first as IT Services will be unable to grant permissions until this has been done. If you have returned your contracts, please contact the IT Services Helpline on 0161 247 4646.

How can I add an External Examiner to my Moodle area?

The External role is automatically assigned to all MMU external examiners.
Access to Moodle is available to all external examiners who have completed the appointment process and who have been allocated an MMU Employee Reference number.
Access will be on a read only basis to any unit or programme area the examiner is added to.
Add them using the Examiner role.

  • Log into the web form.
  • Click ‘Add Staff’ on the right-hand side of your unit name.
  • Click the ‘Add’ button beneath Action.
  • You can now search for the member of staff using either their Staff Code, Forename or Surname or a mixture of Forename and Surname. (eg. Smith or John Smith)
  • When you have identified the correct staff member, click Add.
  • You will now add the role the staff member should have in your unit area from the dropdown block. Select the Examiner role.
  • Click Save.
  • Moodle will synchronise with QLS overnight and when they log in the next day the staff member will have view-only access to your unit area.