Getting Ready for Semester 2

The TEL team have put in place some TEL drop-ins, webinars and more to help get your Moodle pages up and running with some helpful hints and tips along the way.

Checklist – Getting your Moodle Pages ready

This is a quick checklist to help get your Moodle pages set up as quickly as possible.

If you haven’t activated your courses for 2019-20, visit our Moodle webpages or see our blog for step by step guidance.

If you would like to import your material from previous academic years, here is our step by step guide and blog on how you can do this. Please note: You should never import Turnitin Assignments across to your 19-20 pages. Always create new Turnitin assignments within your course. Also Announcement forums do not need to be brought across either as new Forum announcements are created in every activated course.

Once you have imported your material across, this guide will give you quick tips on ensuring your module is ready for the next semester.

With the new public bodies legislation, creating accessible documents is now a legal requirement. In Moodle, Ally will give you a score on how accessible your documents you have uploaded to Moodle are. Ally will then provide advice on how you can make your documents accessible. For more about Ally and how it works within Moodle, see our Ally webpages or see our inclusivity & accessibility webpages for other support and resources on how to create accessible documents. 

If you have hidden your course while you have been updating it, remember to make the course visible to your students again.

Moodle Drop-ins 2020

There will be a number of Moodle Drop-ins taking place from 13 January 2020 to 23 January 2020. Please do join us if you have any questions regarding Moodle or any other digital learning tools.

W/C 13 January Time Location
Monday 13 January  10:00-12:00  Holgate Foyer
Wednesday 15 January  10:00-12:00  Fountains Library Ground Floor
Friday 17 January  10:00-12:00  De Grey Foyer


W/C 20 January Time Location
Monday 20 January   10:00-12:00  Holgate Foyer
Wednesday 22 January            10:00-12:00  Fountains Library Ground Floor
Thursday 23 January  10:00-12:00  De Grey Foyer


Other TEL drop-ins/workshops will be taking place throughout the year. Further details will follow.


The TEL team have produced a number of guides on the TEL digital tools we support. See our Digital tools support webpages to find out more.

See our Moodle guides for further advice, hints and tips with Moodle.

Where can I get more help?

The TEL team will be on hand to support you as you prepare your Moodle pages for 19-20. We can arrange 1-to-1 tutorials, answer queries by email, telephone or twitter @YSJTEL and we can advise on other digital tools you can use in your teaching. For a list of the digital tools we are currently supporting, please see our TEL webpages.

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