Does every Moodle student need to have an email address
29 Mar 2008
I am the Administrator of a Moodle site and am taking my first steps. I have the "Using Moodle" book (second edition) in front of me. Two teachers at the school have asked me to set up a Forum (my first task) and have given me a topic and a couple of starter questions. I also have the names of three pupils for each of these teachers.
My plan is:
1 Create accounts for 2 teachers and 6 pupils (primary school).
2 Create one course ("Year 5" and "Year 6") for each teacher.
3 Create one Forum with default values inside each course.
4 Assign the teachers to the two courses.
5 Enrol all the pupils to their respective courses and forums.
6 Put the content provided by the teachers into the Forums
There are some slight discrepencies between the buttons mentioned by the book and those I see on my screen. But I managed to get to a screen called "Add a new user".
Now opens a questionnaire which demands a lot information about each user, including an obligatory email address for each.
*** That strikes me as NOT FEASIBLE. The teachers may or may not have email addresses, but most of the pupils do NOT have email addresses (unless they can be created inside Moodle). ***
Where am I going wrong?
Is the above 6 point plan correct and feasible? Or will I run into more obstacles?
Are the pupils perhaps NOT "users" in the Moodle sense of the term? And should I register them elsewhere or at a different point of the 6-point sequence?
Thanks for any help.