I want to create some very complex courses and students should go through during early stages of their learning- but I also want students to be able to reference these courses later if they're put in a situation where the content becomes very important. After a learner completes the course, they can no longer access the lessons etc. which would serve as valuable instructions or guides for later scenarios.
Is there anyway to allow students continued access to the course and materials after they've completed the lessons?
tell me if I am not reading this right
you want to keep a hold of courses for students' reference purposes-Yes? So, no further engagement with the actual course you want to archive/save/keep to look at-read only purpose...
this may be useful:
As a teacher, I would use the language...I want read-only access for my students, it seems-my read-only is equivalent to 'back-up'....cant find any instructions about creating a read-only version of a course after it has ended. I do know this can be achieved, however.
hope this is of some use for you...others may chip in too :0)
yes-I think so. But, it would depend- again I think, on permissions with regard to access/roles you enable.
I am a little confused about the activity completion there, outlined in your post...coz-I don't see how they can re-take the quizzes if you set them up as activity-completed...this is supported by the words: once completing the final activities...why do you want them to do it all again? Sorry, it may be that you are very clear about it all 'in the context there- however and it is just me with the wrong end of the stick here
It's a matter of using the course as a reference but also as a 'refresher'- for example, I have a complex technical process and a student takes the course but isn't exposed to the need again for another year. I want them to retake the course and the exams to make sure they're ready to engage with the technical process.
Does that make sense?
oh crumbs! Nope
shall we try again?
I would think this would be an issue between you and your Moodle Administrator.
On the site I manage, I, as the administrator, do not close course sites to students, many like you say may want to go back to reference items. This is quite common in the Biology, Chemistry, and Physics courses.
I leave this up to the individual instructor it is their choice if they want to mark a course "unavailable to students" when the course is completed.
Instructors will also let me know if they want a course removed completely. I have a hidden folder on the Moodle site called "Sites to be deleted" I move the sites instructors want removed to there, then after a year or so, I remove the course site, but first I back it up just in case.
I am the site administrator, so maybe it's a configuration issue?
I was looking for a feature in Moodle just the opposite of this topic and then I encountered your response! (mark a course "unavailable to students" )
Actually I like to close access to the course after completion, but I don't want to hide the course. Because if I hide the course, its grade will go away from the gradebook and I need students to have access to their grades whenever they want. I plan to provide them with an Average of their total courses at the end of their learning plan as\well.
Hope you and others can help me with that.
Thanks in advance
I just ran a couple of tests to see if I could do what you want to accomplish.
I did come up with an odd workaround that will do what you want to accomplish.
- Make sure that the activities and resources have a restricted access until date set.
- This way all the activities and resources that you do not want the students to see are now not available.
- So now the course materials are hidden from the students, but they can still see the gradebook.
Thank you very much. You've been very helpful. It is a clever way to do that! and it does accomplish my goal quite well.