Course settings - Appearance
Force theme - If set to "Do not force" then the default theme (which you see on the front page of Moodle) will be used. Otherwise you can choose from a list of themes.
Force language - we recommend leaving this to "Do not force". This way students can choose their own language from the language drop-down menu in the menu bar.
News items to show - if you are using the "recent news" block, then this determines how many items it will display.
Course settings - Completion tracking
Course settings - Course format
Course settings - Description
Course settings - Files and uploads
Course settings - General
eg ETEC3821 - Electrical Fundamentals A
Course start date - ignore this, it doesn't affect anything.
Course settings - Groups
To create Groups, first go to the Administration Block>Edit Settings>Groups. Then fill in fields. Then you can go back to Users>Groups>Create groups. After that click add/remove users to add students to your Groups.
We generally recommend leaving these settings as you see above.
The group mode defined at course level is the default mode for all activities within the course. Each activity that supports groups can also define its own group mode, though if the group mode is forced at course level, the group mode setting for each activity is ignored.
Force group mode
When you are done, click "Save"
Hide my email from other students
3. Select the "Hide my email address from non-privileged users" option from the "Email display" drop-down menu. (non-privileged users means students, guests, visitors. Privileged users, such as teachers and managers, will always be able to see your email address.)
Tame your Google Gmail filter
Why I didn't receive any email from Moodle?
Below is how to "teach" a gmail account to treat your emails as primary.
This can be done by clicking on the email (without opening it) & dragging it to the "primary tab". You will then see a message that says:
If you click yes, all future emails from that address will go to the primary tab.
This will certainly work for each individual who does it, I.e.. Each person who does it, their gmail account will always send your emails to the primary tab.
Why am I not getting emails from Moodle?
If you are a student, our Moodle updates your profile every day according to your Unitec Student Portal data. you should NOT change your email in Moodle, because of the change will be overwritten by PeopleSoft overnight. So please change your email here:
If it is the right email but you didn’t get any email from Moodle, they might land into your Junk mails or Spam folder. Follow the link below to the guide of how to tame Gmail. Hotmail and other Email Apps should be similar.https://moodle.unitec.ac.nz/mod/glossary/showentry.php?eid=595
Another possibility (unlikely) is that you had turned off the Moodle notification at some stage. Follow the link below to the guide of how to turn it back on: