There’s a lot that goes into managing an e-learning course. There’s creating the course content, keeping it updated, marketing the course, and enrolling students.
Although you’re bound to be enthusiastic every time a learner wishes to sign up for your course, enrollment can take up quite a bit of your time and can add to your course management headaches.
Student Enrollment in Moodle Courses
The process of enrolling a student to a course is about making a particular course’s content available to the student. It’s different as compared to adding a student on your Moodle site (that’s authentication).
Enrolling students to your course can be done in multiple ways on Moodle. The enrollment methods can be added, removed, viewed and even activated by a teacher, using the Enrollment methods link. You can access this either from the gear menu in the nav drawer Participants link, or from the More link in the course gear menu (or in Course administration > Users).
Let’s look at the ways in which you can enroll students to your Moodle courses.
Moodle Course Enrollment – The Tedious Route
#1 Self-enrollment by Students
Students can self-enroll themselves in a Moodle course. However, this is possible only in courses that don’t have restricted access.
If the situation demands so, you can also set up a key holder role in your Moodle, to manage enrollment keys.
#2 Manual Enrollment by Teachers
Teachers may add students to their course manually from the nav drawer Participants link by clicking ‘Enrolled users’ in the gear menu. If you’re using a theme other than Boost, this can be done by going to Course administration > Users in the Administration block.