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BDC online: Enrolling & Un Enrolling Students & Teachers

posted Oct 2, 2015, 6:35 AM by jo.pepper@g.bdc.ac.uk

You have the power to enrol or un-enrol students and  teachers from your courses as necessary - AS LONG AS YOU'RE ALREADY ENROLLED AS A TEACHER ON THE COURSE. 

Step by step guide: Enrolling Students and Teachers
  1. Login to BDC online and access your course.
  2. Go to the 'Administration' block along the left hand side of the course page.
    Administration block - along the left side of your course page
  3. Click on the 'Users' option within the menu 
    Users option in Administration block
  4. Click on lick on the the 'Enrolled users' option within the drop down menu. 
    Enrolled users option in Administration block
  5. You will now be able to see all the currently 'Enrolled users' on your course.  Towards the top of the current view click on the 'Enrol users' button.
    Enrol users option
  6. A dialogue box will appear which you can used to search for and enrol your student/s or teacher/s.  
  7. To enrol a student type their student number in the search area towards the bottom of the dialogue box and click the 'search' button
  8. Enrol student search
  9. The students details will then appear within the list of users.  To enrol them click the 'Enrol' button next to their profile.  To complete the enrolment click on the 'Finish enrolling users' button at the bottom of the dialogue box. 
  10.  You can enrol multiple students if necessary, just repeat the previous step then click on the 'Finish enrolling users' button at the bottom of the dialogue box. 
    Enrolling student
  11. To enrol a teacher
  12. Follow steps 1 to 6 above then when the 'Enrol users' dialogue box opens change the default role within the 'Assign roles' drop down menu at the top of the dialogue box from student to Teacher.
    Enrol teacher
  13. Type the staff members name in the search area towards the bottom of the dialogue box and click the 'search' button.   Their details will then appear within the list of users.  To enrol them click the 'Enrol' button next to their profile. To complete the enrolment click on the 'Finish enrolling users' button at the bottom of the dialogue box. 
  14. You can enrol multiple teachers if necessary, just repeat the previous step then click on the 'Finish enrolling users' button at the bottom of the dialogue box. 


Step by step guide: Un-enrolling Students and Teachers

  1. Login to BDC online and access your course.
  2. Go to the 'Administration' block along the left hand side of the course page.
    Administration block - along the left side of your course page
  3. Click on the 'Users' option within the menu 
    Users option in Administration block
  4. Click on lick on the the 'Enrolled users' option within the drop down menu. 
  5. You will now be able to see all the currently 'Enrolled users' on your course.  Find the user you wish to un-enrol. then click on the red circle within the 'Enrolment methods'  (as seen in picture).  
    Unenrol user
  6. Another view will open with a dialogue box.   Click the 'Continue' button to confirm the un-enrolment.   The student or staff member  is now un-enrolled from the course.
    Unenrol users part 2


Your wish has been granted: One Google classroom with many teachers is out.

posted Apr 22, 2015, 6:43 AM by agnieszka.malisz@g.bdc.ac.uk   [ updated Apr 22, 2015, 7:05 AM ]

The teachers have spoken. Then Google has listened and Google has delivered. 
Google Classroom has now an option to add teachers to your class(room). Now you can collaborate, share resources and motivate your students multiple times as well!

Please CLICK HERE to read more.


Any more wishes for Google? Usually there are three. 
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You&YouTube

posted Mar 25, 2015, 8:51 AM by agnieszka.malisz@g.bdc.ac.uk

As we all know we all have access to Google Apps. And that includes not only Gmail, Google Drive and Classroom but also... YouTube! Smiley

And when I say we have access to YouTube I mean we all have our own personal YouTube channels. You can be creating your own playlists with video goodies for students or you can upload your own, home-made movies. And even edit them. 

But first things first: please watch the video below explaining how to get started with your own YouTube Channel. Good luck and have fun!


Getting started with YouTube

Are you a list or a grid person?

posted Mar 11, 2015, 8:18 AM by agnieszka.malisz@g.bdc.ac.uk

Some people like lists. Some people prefer grids. Google Drive meets the needs of both.



There's not much more to say about it, really. Decide what you like and use it. 

Topic pick

posted Feb 11, 2015, 7:15 AM by agnieszka.malisz@g.bdc.ac.uk

Did you know you can decide about a number of topics in your BDC online course? It's true! We are well aware that not all is compatible with 10.




All done! Quick & easy 

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Scroll for more

posted Feb 4, 2015, 6:58 AM by agnieszka.malisz@g.bdc.ac.uk

When you access your Gmail you can quickly go to any other Google app available for your account. You can also find some new ones. Here's how it can be done:

Go to your Gmail and click on the Apps button in the top right corner. To see more, simply click 'More' or just scroll down.



Yes, Google has many apps. Some might be even useful in teaching and learning.


Keep it short

posted Jan 21, 2015, 6:47 AM by agnieszka.malisz@g.bdc.ac.uk   [ updated Jan 21, 2015, 6:51 AM ]

Take a look at this (fake) link:

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=shortened+url&oq=shortned&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0l5.6711j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=91&ie=UTF-8&gws_rd=ssl#safe=active&q=how+to+create+your+own+shortened+url+for+Moodle+even+if+it+is+super+long

It's pretty long, isn't it? 

Many links are. That's why in the Internet there are ways of making long into short. For example Google came up with Google url shortener. It works great - beside transforming your beast link into a cute and compact one it also allows you to track in real time how many people click it. Beautiful and powerful.

Log in to your Google account. Next, type in goo.gl as your web address:


And then follow these simple 3 steps:


And now you can just sit down, relax and monitor your clicks. Smiley



Moodle Dragged Beautification

posted Jan 14, 2015, 7:31 AM by agnieszka.malisz@g.bdc.ac.uk

Pictures can be beautiful. Also informative, inspiring and entertaining. So why not use them in Moodle? It's so easy. Just look at it: 







Oh, and this method works best in (our favourite) Chrome web browser and with the editing turned on!
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Tidy up your course's list of users!

posted Jan 7, 2015, 6:14 AM by agnieszka.malisz@g.bdc.ac.uk   [ updated Jan 7, 2015, 6:24 AM ]

New year, new beginnings. Or so we hope. So get rid of these redundant users' profiles from your BDC online course in two steps.

1. First step:


2. Second step:


The end. 

Take a look through students' eyes...

posted Dec 10, 2014, 5:51 AM by agnieszka.malisz@g.bdc.ac.uk   [ updated Dec 10, 2014, 5:58 AM by jo.pepper@g.bdc.ac.uk ]

Have you ever wondered whether your beautiful BDC online course looks as appealing to your students as it does to you? Or maybe you weren't sure if this 'work in progress' activity has been properly hidden? Or maybe you would just like to find out how it would feel to log in to your course as one of them - the LEARNERS?

Search no more! BDC online is at your service.

Simply go to your Administration block (on the left hand side) and select 'Switch role to... Student'


Once you're done snooping around as this alter ego go to the top right corner and click 'Return to my normal role':


How cool is that? You can see what your students see! D'you see? Emoticon

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