Do you have a MoodleCloud free or Moodle for School site? Ever wondered about the ‘Publish’ link you see when editing courses? Or perhaps you’re a teacher in an organisation which has enabled that link for your courses, as illustrated below:
What does it actually do? First, let’s look at what it doesn’t do!!
If you simply want to make your course available to learners already on your site, then there’s no need to click the Publish link. You do however need to ensure learners already have:
So the ‘Publish’ link does something more than simply opening it up to learners you’re responsible for. It allows you to advertise a course for anyone to enrol in, or to offer your great, original and completed course for others to download and use in their own Moodle sites. When you click’ Publish’, this is what you see next:
Let’s explore these two options a bit more:
Here, you are going to allow anyone to enrol into your course. However, you need to ensure a few things are in place before you click that button!
If you can say yes to all the above points, then go ahead, click the button and submit your course.
Another great way of ‘empowering educators to improve our world’ is by offering copies (backups) of your courses for others to upload (restore) into their own Moodle sites, adapt and use with their own learners. If you want to do that (and thanks in advance if you do!) then here are a few things to check before you click the button:
If you can say yes to all the above points, then go ahead, click the button and submit your course!
Here at Moodle HQ we’ll check out your enrollable or downloadable course and if it ticks all the boxes, we’ll be happy to promote it on social media. Follow us on Twitter to see yours and others’ courses published!
Also, coming soon…Watch this space for step by step help on how you can share your useful course content.