Helpful Information - This section will be amended on a regular basis as necessary.
Im trying to upload videos on Moodle but they are too big.
To ensure we do not overload the Moodle servers we are advising that any videos are uploaded to YouTube as private or unlisted. A quick google search will show you how to do this if you are unsure. Then you can embed the YouTube video in your course - please see this guide to show you how to embed YouTube videos.
When are we returning to the college buildings/what about the finance side of things?
For information on the course and finance please send an email to our student advisory service firstname.lastname@example.org and they should be able to provide you with the information you require.
How do I add a new course or unit onto Moodle?
The course request form found on the staff intranet in the Learning Technology request area here.
I am a tutor and can't find my course?
As a tutor you may have been added to Moodle at category level so your course will not appear under 'My Courses'. Use the home page on Moodle to navigate to your section and course and click on the course title to access it. Remember this may be campus specific.
My Students cannot see their Moodle courses in MyDay
Students need to log into Moodle before their courses will appear on MyDay.
How do I use the BLC resources.
Please visit the BLC page on CoLT.
How do I add a forum on Moodle?
As a lecturer you can add forums into Moodle please use the guides for reference.
I know nothing about webinars - can you help?
Please read the article posted on CoLT called A guide to working and teaching online.
Help my students have ran out of quiz attempts and i want to give them more.
Please follow the Moodle guide - Quiz attempts - Individual students.
How do I add/amend/use Turnitin on Moodle?
Please follow the Turnitin section of the moodle guides area.
I/my students need to finish off some work from last year but I cant find it on Moodle?
We are giving access to Moodle 19/20 for staff and students that need to complete work from last year.
Turnitin is showing a blank screen - Help?
This is due to it no longer being compatable with this browser.
My students are not showing in the participants list on Moodle.
Student Access To Moodle
Students should only be added manually to any course in Moodle as a last resort. We use cohort enrolments on Moodle which, when implemented correctly by all staff, ensures that all students enrolled on Unite have access to the correct course and units within Moodle.
If your students do not show in your class or unit participants list, please first work through the following steps:
Check that the correct class (named cohort on Moodle) is attached to the course/unit in Moodle. If you are unsure how to do this please refer to the Moodle video guide: How to check what classes are attached to your course or unit on WCS Moodle.
If your class is attached but the student still does not show:
Please check that the student has logged directly into Moodle via https://moodle.westcollegescotland.ac.uk/ (not MyDay). Students do not appear on Moodle until they have logged on directly.
Check with the student that they are using the correct student number - you can find the student numbers on star portal.
Check on star portal that the student is enrolled on the expected class code.
Similarly if your code has changed (apart from the year) this may also need updating on Moodle. If any changes are made on unite, it will update the student account on Moodle overnight.
We do appreciate that there are exceptions, and for a small number of students they may need manually attached on a unit. For example: 1 student from another class that needs access to a unit but is not necessarily on an infill class code. For this reason we have amended lecturer permissions on Moodle to allow you to enrol with the student role.
If there is anything that you are unsure about or wish to discuss please do not hesitate to contact the learning technology team by email email@example.com.
How do I upload pre-recorded lessons from Stream into Moodle?
Microsoft have recently changed where recorded Teams meetings are stored in Office 365. Due to this, the way you upload the video into Moodle has changed.