General

1. How do I allow guests to access my course?
2. My course is currently unavailable. How can I let a particular student access it?




How do I allow guests to access my course?
By default, during the first four weeks of the semester, any authenticated user (i.e. everyone in HUJI) can access your course.
You can change this period of time, disable guest access entirely or enable it also for unauthenticated users (i.e. open your course to the world), and/or set a guest password, as follows:
  • In the Administration block, under Course administration, click on Users
  • Click on Enrolment methods
  • Click on Guest access
  • Modify any of the fields and click on Save changes
See FAQ question Where do I configure Guest access and Self enrolment?

Note: Guest access to a CSE course is limited to CSE users (unless the course is open to the world).
The value of Use CSE authentication in the course settings determines whether the course is recognized as a CSE course.
See Tools for CSE courses.


My course is currently unavailable. How can I let a particular student access it?
Assign capability moodle/course:viewhiddencourses to one of the Utility user roles as follows:
  • In the Course administration block, under Users, click on Permissions
  • In the Advanced role override menu, choose e.g. Utility user 1
  • Search for entry moodle/course:viewhiddencourses
  • Check its Allow checkbox and click on Save changes at the bottom of the page
Now assign the student the Utility user role as follows:
  • Go to page Participants
  • Find the student's entry
  • Click on the editstring icon in column Roles.
  • Click on ▼
  • Select role Utility user 1
  • Click on save to save