Many professors prefer to allow students to manually enroll themselves in their courses by providing a self-enrollment key. The method to do this has changed significantly in Moodle version 2x. (OBU upgraded from Moodle 1.9 to version 2.2 on 7/20/2012) Follow the steps below to add an enrollment key. (Note that the Aussies spell enrollment with one “l”. It is not a typo.)
- Go into the Settings section of your course and click Users, Enrolment methods. You should see the Add Method drop-down list as in the screen shot below. Choose Self enrolment.
- On the next screen choose Yes to allow self enrolment and then set your chosen enrolment key. Click the Add Method button at the bottom of the screen. Then you can distribute this key to your students via email, in person, snail mail, etc.