Moodle courses are created at least two weeks before the start of a new academic year, and every course that students can register for is available in Moodle. To be assigned the role of Teacher (Lecturer) to a course, the Lecturer needs to first register using the Class List Marks Entry System (CLMES) application at the link CLMES and indicate the Course(s) they will be teaching and within 24 hours, the Lecturer will have the courses assigned to them in Moodle. With email address not ending with uniswa.sz, send your email address, full name and courses you teach to email@example.com. If you would like further assistance, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the course information. Recommended browser versions Moodle is compatible with most modern web browsers, for the best experience we recommend you keep your browser up to date.
Note: Legacy browsers with known compatibility issues:
• Internet Explorer 10 and below
• Safari 7 and below
Navigating your Moodle page
STEP 1: Go to https://learn.uniswa.sz
STEP 2: Insert your log in details (See Steps a & b below)
Step a: Type in your username: your UNESWA email address.
Step b: Type in your password: your UNESWA email password.
If you have any problems logging in, please contact your faculty technologist.
1. Go to the course site that you want to import into, and click on the Administration gear in the right corner of the page, select Import from the drop down menu.
2. From the Import page, select the course you want to transfer and click Continue. If the course is not listed, use the Search box. NOTE: Only courses for which you are the instructor will appear on this list.
3. Next, you will see a page with options on what to include in the import. If you would like everything to transfer, select all four. If you would like to exclude activities, blocks, filters, or the question bank, uncheck the respective box or boxes and click Next.
4. You will then see a page that shows all of the files on your course site. Deselect any files that you do not wish to transfer and then click Next.
5. On the next page, you will be able to view everything that has transferred. If there are any mistakes, fix them at this point by clicking previous and going back to the pages before. Once you are satisfied with everything that has been imported, select Perform import.
6. Select Continue on the next page and you will be redirected to the page where your materials have been imported.
As IDE, we suggest that the following should be basic requirements for the Moodle page for all the courses:
a) Course Instructor introduction and contact details. Here, the instructor is expected to clearly state to the students how they expect students to communicate with them directly when there is a need. The Moodle Message platform enables students to reach you, and the message is also sent to your email, but can be responded to on Moodle.
b) Detailed Course Outline (with dates for synchronous online activities, topic, objectives, dates for tests and assignments submission, etc).
c) Announcements – we recommend the frequent use of this platform on Moodle to remind students of weekend synchronous activities, assessments due or any other information the Course Instructor wishes to communicate to the students.
d) Soft copy of the course module (preferably in Moodle Book format so students cannot download or print.)
e) Relevant texts and videos for the different course units. Some courses have E-Books that can be uploaded as Resources on Moodle
f) Lecture Notes
g) Recorded lectures – audio or video formats (the recorded videos and audios should not be too long).
h) Lecture Slides (with voice over narration)
i) Communication tools (forums, wikis, blogs, e.t.c)
j) Engaging students in discussion forums, synchronous sessions (ZOOM /Moodle chat/Discussion forums/BigBlueButton)
k) Varied assessment tasks; multiple choice questions, short answer type of questions, essay type of questions; practical application questions, take-home, open book tests etc.
Copying course materials from one course to another
Continuous Assessment (CA) Signing Guide
This document explains how to setup a Continuous Assessment (CA) signing sheet for students using the UNESWA Moodle Choice activity.
On your course page click Turn editing on (green gear icon)
At the bottom-right of the Section, select + Add an activity or The Activity Chooser will open
In the Activity Chooser, select Choice and select Add
Create your Choice Fill in the Choice nameand Description.
Note: Provide information under description, on how the CA Mark was computed.
Configure the Choice settings:
Display mode for the options:Set this to Display vertically. This is best for longer lists of options.
Allow choice to be updated: Leave this set to Nounless you want students to be able to change their mind on their choice.
Allow more than one choice to be selected:Leave this set to Nounless you want students to be able to choose more than one Option.
Limit the number of responses allowed:Set this to No.
Fill in the Optionsfor each date and time that is available.
Under Results, in the Publish resultsmenu, consider your options. These options will determine whether students can see the results and when they can see the results. If you want the results always visible then choose Always show results to students.
Once you have setup the Choice settings, it might look like the following when students use it. Students can choose an option. Students can, at any time, return to the Choice to see which Option they chose.
The lecturer can view student responses by clicking on the Choice and then clicking the View responses button.
To view the results in a spreadsheet click Select all and then click the Download in Excel format button.
The spreadsheet will show the students’ Surname, First name, Group (if applicable), and Choice.
Have more questions? Request Help Email: email@example.com
Prepared by: Dr. V.T. Akintola-Dlamini and Dr. T.T. Rugube