Inquire Training – Course Creation

The course information is pulled from Colleague and used to create courses in Inquire (Moodle) on or about these dates each year:

June 1                  Fall Term Courses

December 1       Spring Term Courses

December 15     IL Term Courses

April 1                 Summer 1, 2, & 3 Courses

Please review the following information carefully as it contains answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding Inquire (Moodle) course provisioning. If you have any questions, please contact Information Technology and we will be happy to assist you.

Missing courses?

  • If you suspect a course is missing from your list, please verify through WebAdvisor that the course has indeed been assigned to you.
  • If a course is showing for you in WebAdvisor, but not in Inquire, please notify Information Technology.
  • If a course is not showing in WebAdvisor that you are teaching, please work with your department chair to get this corrected by the Dean’s Office.

Too many courses?

  • If you suspect a course on the list shouldn’t be, please verify through WebAdvisor that the course has not been assigned to you.
  • If a course is not showing for you in WebAdvisor, but is in Inquire (Moodle), please notify Information Technology.
  • If a course is showing in WebAdvisor that you are not teaching, please work with your department chair to get this corrected by the Dean’s Office.

Import content from a prior semester

  • You can easily import content between Inquire (Moodle) courses by using the Import feature. From within the destination course, go to Administration > Import and follow the prompts.
  • More detailed instructions can be found by visiting IT’s website and clicking on Quick Solutions.

Teaching multiple sections of the same course

  • Individual Courses
    • Unless courses are cross-listed, each section of a course has its own corresponding Inquire course site even if sections are taught by the same instructor.
    • You can communicate with your students in each individual course and maintain a separate grade book.
    • Keeping the Inquire course sites separate, you will be able to submit mid-term and final grades from within Inquire.
    • You can easily copy material between course sections by using the Import feature.
  • Combined Courses
    • Should you wish to combine multiple sections of the same course into one Inquire site, please notify Information Technology.
    • In your request, please reference the complete course identifiers such as: Combine 2012SP POLI-101-C and 2012SP POLI-101-E. Having the complete term, department, course, and sections is necessary to accurately fulfill your request.
    • If you wish to discuss further the pros and cons of combining multiple sections into one course, please contact Information Technology.

Student access to Inquire course sites

By default, students have access to their Inquire (Moodle) course sites. If you do not wish for students to access a course site, you can turn off access by:

  1. Enter your Inquire (Moodle) course site
  2. Click Edit Settings (under Administration on the left).
  3. Change Visible to “Hide”.
  4. Click “Save Changes” at the bottom.

Please note that students often contact the Registrar’s Office or Information Technology if their courses are not showing in Inquire (Moodle). They are concerned they aren’t enrolled in a course for some reason. If you elect to hide your course, please only do so for a limited period of time to help reduce student concern.

Prior Semester Course Sites showing on Inquire

Courses on Inquire (Moodle) do not go away at the end of the semester and they will show further down on your Inquire (Moodle) course site listing. Prior semester courses show for both students and faculty. Having multiple semester courses on Inquire fosters several items such as the ability to import content from prior semesters and the exploration of student ePortfolios by QEP and other groups on campus. Courses and their content will be purged from Inquire after 2 years. If for some reason you do not wish for students to access a prior semester course on Inquire, you will need to manually change the course availability to “Hide” per the instructions above.