This page explains how students gain access to a course in Moodle.
Once the instructor for a class requests a Moodle course, students who are enrolled in the class in SPIRE will automatically be added to the roster in Moodle. Moodle course rosters are updated automatically each hour with enrollment data from SPIRE.
Note: There may be up to a 1 hour delay between when a student registers for a course in SPIRE and when that student appears in the Moodle roster.
To access a course in Moodle, 5-College students must:
Note: 5-College students who are enrolled in a UMass course will be sent a NetID (OIT Account username) and password via email as soon as their enrollment appears in SPIRE. More about OIT Accounts.
Students should log in to Moodle using their NetID (OIT Account username and password). Look in the My Courses block for a list of your classes that use Moodle.
If you don't see a course you expect to see:
Moodle courses may be hidden from students until the instructor releases them. Most Moodle courses are automatically released to students three days prior to the first day of classes. However, Moodle gives instructors the ability to hide or show their courses outside of the institutional schedule. Instructors can hide courses that are not ready for use, or open courses prior to the beginning of the semester.
There are a few possible situations that could cause a student who is registered for a course in SPIRE to be unable to access the course in Moodle:
If an instructor wishes to provide access to a Moodle course from a previous semester in order for a student to fulfill requirements for an Incomplete, they can assign them a special Role in the course that provides access to the closed course. See Assign Roles to Individuals in Your Moodle Course.
If an instructor wishes to provide access to a current Moodle course in order for a student to fulfill requirements for an Independent Study, the instructor must complete the Request Contributor Access to Moodle form.