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Moodle Help

This guide is designed to assist with Moodle 4.1 questions.

Changes to Moodle

Changes to Moodle

During the summer, we made some important upgrades to Moodle by implementing a new enrollment system. Keep reading for an overview of the most important changes.

Making Course Visible to Students

Moodle courses used to become visible to students automagically 3 days before course start date. Now you will need to manually unhide the course when it is ready for students as outlined here.

Cross-listed Courses

The aforementioned enrollment system  [unfortunately] generates multiple Moodle course shells for cross-listed courses. When building your course content, use the one that displays multiple course reference numbers (CRNs) at the top, as shown in the screenshot below. The image with the check indicates the correct course.


Use the course with the most CRNs to determine the correct one.

Another way to confirm you have the right Moodle course is to ensure ALL the students you are expecting are enrolled. The good news is that students will not see all the different shells, as the unused ones will remain hidden from their view. To remove unused courses from your My Courses view, select the 3 dots located on the card for a given course, as shown below:


Click the 3 dots to hide the uncrosslisted course from view.


More Help

More Help with Moodle

You can contact an Earlham librarian for support at In addition, you can go to to explore documentation, user forums, example videos, and more. Finally, you can work with the instructional designer.

Shannon Barnes is Earlham’s Instructional Designer, and has been working for the college since 2022. As the Instructional Designer, she supports faculty by:

  • Identifying technological tools that align with course objectives.
  • Discussing ways to engage students in and out of the classroom.
  • Providing tutorials on Moodle Gradebook usage.
  • Hosting professional development workshops on topics such as accessibility and general Moodle usage.
  • Resolving Moodle queries

Shannon hosts open office hours Mondays from 9-10:30 and Thursdays from 10-11.

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