Creating Moodle Courses for 2014/15

It’s that time of year again when you can start creating your Moodle courses for the next academic year, 2014/15. Why not get ahead of the game and create the module for the 2014/15 academic year before you go and enjoy your summer holidays!

Before the start of each academic year, we need information about which credit bearing modules require corresponding spaces in Moodle.  We use a system called Moodle Modules to capture this information.

What is Moodle Modules?

Moodle Modules is a web application which allows us to gather information about which credit bearing modules require corresponding spaces in our Learning Management System, Moodle.

In other words, it lets you tell us whether or not you want a module space setup in Moodle. It’s clever too! It knows who you are and who the students taking your module are, so it will automatically make sure all participants, whether staff or student, have access to the module spaces they need.

Please note:  You must take responsibility for making your module selections in Moodle, otherwise you will be without a Moodle course for the start of the academic year, 2014/15.

Creating Moodle Courses

Thankfully the process for creating Moodle courses is simple – we have outlined how to do this below:

Moodle Modules Video Tutorial

Downloadable Moodle Modules Guide 2014/15

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Three Step Guide for Creating Moodle Courses

Follow these condensed instructions for creating Moodle courses:

Step 1: Log in to Moodle Modules ( with your YSJ username and password.

Step 2: On the All Modules page you’ll find a long list of modules. Either scroll down the page, or use Ctrl+F on your keyboard to quickly find the module code you need to activate. Once you’ve located the module, click on the module code to get to the next screen.

Step 3: Activate the module in Moodle by:

  • selecting what type of course you want setup in Moodle. Use the Course Type descriptions to guide your decision. If in doubt about the type of course you want in Moodle, contact the TEL team.
  • adding yourself to a module by clicking Add Tutor in the Tutors field – DO NOT add administrative staff to the list of tutors. They have a different way of accessing modules in Moodle.

If you can’t find your module in the list, the Add Module page lets you add a module code to the list of modules which requires a space in Moodle. Only official credit bearing module codes will lead to courses automatically being generated in Moodle.

It’s really that simple. This gives us the information needed to automatically create new courses in Moodle and to ensure that all your students are enrolled on them, ready for the 2014/15 academic year.

If you require any help or support when setting up your modules, please contact a member of the TEL team.


Daniel Mackley

Daniel’s role is to identify staff learning needs and strategically design, deliver and evaluate development interventions related to the effective use of current and emerging Technology Enhanced Learning tools in Higher Education. Working to the Learning & Teaching Development annual objectives and the TEL quality framework, he pro-actively supports and develops staff in their use of technology to enhance the student learning experience. Daniel is also the lead for the teams iPad Project.

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