Actually, I am the designer and the best we could do as admin., and yes the course is all but completed. We wanted to test admitting students. I know how to add students from within if the students are already in the system. What we need is admitting students from outside the system, which is why I thought self-enroll would be easiest. (We've got the webwright, me, and a huge committee waiting for this to be up and running.)
I finally figured out how to enroll a user manually, included an email message, and went and manually gave the person a student role. Several problems:
1) Person never got the email. So that didn't work.
2) If I'm going to have to have folks email me, then I copy their emails to manually invite them to the site, enrolling them, AND specify each one as a student....
Sheese, there has got to be a better way. The Moodle version is 2.5, which is new to me.
Any help, or at this point prayers, would be appreciated.