Education Technology hopes everyone got a great recharge this summer and is ready to tackle the fall with the energy of a 7-year-old at a candy factory. Please make note of the following Moodle dates as we progress through August (this information is also posted in Moodle):

  • MONDAY, AUGUST 22 — Summer 2022 (2203) courses turned off: We turn courses off 10 days after final grades have been submitted. If you need a course left open, please submit a ticket and let us know the course and the student(s) who need continued access
  • MONDAY, AUGUST 22 — Students populated in standard-start Fall 2022 (2301) courses: If your course starts on the 27th, you’ll be able to see students in Moodle on this day. If you’re teaching a late-start course, look for students to be populated in the participant’s list 5 days before that course’s listed start date. Students won’t be able to see their courses until Friday (see below)
  • THURSDAY, AUGUST 25 (9 am – 4 pm) — #RUMoodleReady? (VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON): Ed Tech will be available in multiple formats to help with anything Moodle-related – from gradebook setup, the creation of META shells, course transfers, or help on developing content and instructional design. We will be in the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center room 123 all day or you can join us via Zoom (click to add this event to your calendar). There will be snacks this year!
  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 — Fall 2022 (2301) courses turned on for students: The semester begins August 27th. We turn on courses (and hide META child courses) one day before the semester begins so students are able to confirm their course enrollments. Make sure your course shells have at least a welcome message by this date. If some of your content is not ready, you can always hide sections from students
  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 — Fall 2022 (2301) semester begins: Let’s go Hawk Owls!
  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 — Spring 2021 (2102) courses removed: We continually remove older Moodle courses to keep the Moodle server running optimally. You can backup/download a Moodle course on your own or reach out to us for help. Ed Tech also backs up courses before they’re removed from Moodle and saves copies of older courses remotely for an additional 3 years. If you need access to an older course, please submit a ticket

If you’ve been assigned to teach a course in the Fall of 2022, but the course doesn’t appear in your Moodle dashboard, check with your department manager to make sure you’ve been assigned to the course in Banner.

If you have any questions about these upcoming dates, please give us a call or submit a ticket. We’re happy to help.