Managing A MyCourses Course


A course in MyCourses is an area where a teacher will add resources and activities for their students to complete. It might be a simple page with downloadable documents or it might be a complex set of tasks where learning progresses through interaction. Progress can be tracked in a number of ways.

The course page is made up of central sections which contain the tasks and (if desired) blocks to the side. The course teacher has control over the layout of the course homepage and can change it at any time.

Students can also be added to groups if they need to be separated from classes sharing the same course or if tasks need to be differentiated.

Designing a MyCourses Course


Queens has designed a mycourses help course. You can access it here:

Use the links below to look up answers to other mycourses questions.

NOTE: MyCourses is built on top of the Moodle 2.4 platform. The links below will take you to the help site.

  • Courses - how to set up your courses.
  • Grade Book - how to use setup your gradebook and enter grades.
  • Editing text - how to use the text editor and what the icons mean.
  • Activities - how to involve students actively in their learning.
  • Resources - how to add static materials to your course.
  • Blocks - how to add extra items and information to the sides of your course page.
  • Questions - how to create questions for use in quizzes and Moodle's lesson module
  • Course enrolment - how to give students access to your course.
  • Grouping users - how to put students into groups and why this is useful.
  • Tracking progress (Grading) - how to control and display progress through a course.
  • Reusing activities - how to copy or recycle elements of your course.


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