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Welcome Spring 2014 Instructors!

Dear Spring 2014 Moodle Course Instructors,

This note is for instructors who are using the District’s Moodle website (Spring 2014) at This moodle site is now open to instructors. All shells have been created. The District will begin uploading students into their courses a week before the semester begins, but students will not be able to get into your course until you “unhide” the course.


Please remember is our helpdesk for instructors at BCC (WordPress and Moodle – we are in room 562 – is the district helpdesk for students. If your students need help, they should contact; if you need help, please contact us at or send me an email at


How To Find Your Course:

The District’s Spring 2014 moodle website is at We start with a new moodle each semester. There should be a course site for every Peralta course.


How To “Unhide” Your Course So Students Can Access It:

There is a new two-step procedure:

  • On your course homepage, click on Course administration > Edit settings.
  • At the top of the page, change the Visible setting from Hide to Show, and save. Click on the image below to enlarge it:

unhide setting


How To Move Your Course:

If you need help finding or moving a previous moodle course, please contact me, or – please include this important information in your request:

  • The existing course name and class code, and where it is located (e.g., Fall 2013, Summer 2013).
  • The new course title and class code.
  • The typical turnaround time is within 2 days. Requests coming in two days before classes start may take longer to complete.


How To Login:

Please try logging in using your Fall or Spring moodle login info. If you didn’t use those moodles, the login information is as below, otherwise contact me or to have your password reset:
Username: this is your PROMT User ID
Password: this is your 8-digit Employee ID# – these are all numbers
After logging in, the link to your course will display on the homepage. The first time you access the course site you will be prompted to read and accept the Site Policy – everyone does this. To edit your moodle account, click on your name in the upper right corner or bottom of the page.


Check Your Participants List:

After the initial roster upload, please check your Participants list to make sure students are being uploaded. Your students will not be able to enter your course site until you make the course “available” to them. Contact if students are not appearing in your Participants list. Student uploads will be daily until at least Census Day.


Student Login Instructions:

There are student login instructions on the moodle homepage. Students having login difficulties should send an email to with their full name and 8-digit Student ID#.


If you have questions about this note, please contact me at or our DE group at


Fabian Banga

BCC Distance Education Coordinator


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