Check this glossary for answers to frequently asked ELIS questions.

Browse the glossary using this index

Special | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | ALL

Page:  1  2  (Next)



Can I change the terminology of "Moodle Course"?

(Last edited: Friday, 9 April 2010, 4:00 PM)

Can the “Moodle Course” link in a learner’s Current Classes list be changed to some other terminology?

Current Class list with Moodle Course link highlighted.

Yes, it's a Moodle language string, so it can be changed to whatever fits best with your organization’s terminology. Follow these steps:

1. Go to Site Administration > Language > Language editing.

2. Select "Edit words or phrases".

3. From the “Choose” dropdown menu scroll to the bottom and select "block_curr_admin.php" Note: Moodle puts all the non-core language files at the bottom of the list.

Language Editing: Curriculum Admin Block

4. Search for "moodlecourse” and edit in the text box to the right.

Moodle course language string.

5. Click “Save Changes: block_curr_admin.php”

6. The next time a user logs in the wording is changed.


Can I turn off the Course Catalog/Learning Plan?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 24 March 2010, 4:38 PM)
Yes! If you do not want users to use the Course Catalog/Learning Plan to enroll in courses, you may turn it off by going to the Curriculum Administration block and clicking on Admin and then Configuration. Check the box for "Turn off course catalog".

Can teacher access to the Shared Repository be limited to view and download only?

(Last edited: Thursday, 3 March 2011, 12:35 PM)
Yes! Each kind of repository storage area in Alfresco has two permissions a 'Create' and a 'View' permission. View handles the ability to browse, view, and download content whereas Create handles uploading, moving and deleting.To prevent teachers from having the ability to upload, move and delete files from the shared repository change the capability in the teacher role for "Create shared content" to prevent (see attached screen shot).


The shared repository access is determined system-wide. Therefore, if
the teacher role has the 'Create' capability removed from the role for
the Shared space, but they have another role assignment elsewhere in the
system which has the 'Create' capability enabled, they will still be able
to upload, delete, move files in the repository Shared space.

In addition, there are only three Alfresco permissions that are restricted to having
the capability within a specific context in Moodle:
  • course storage access is dependent on the user's capabilities within the specific Moodle course
  • organization storage access is dependent on the user's capabilities within a specific ELIS cluster
  • system-wide Alfresco access is dependent on the user's capabilities at the Moodle system context

Can the time be displayed in a 12-hour format?

(Last edited: Friday, 4 September 2009, 6:11 PM)
Yes. Go to the Curriculum Administration block and click on Admin and then Configuration. Check the box for "Display time selection in a 12-hour format".



Does the Course Completion Gas Gauge report require completion elements to work?

(Last edited: Thursday, 23 July 2009, 11:26 AM)
Yes. The gas gauge needs completion elements to determine how much of a course a user has completed.



How are course grades calculated for ELIS classes which are not attached to a Moodle course?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 17 November 2009, 12:06 PM)
If there is no Moodle class attached to an ELIS class, such as would be the case for face-to-face classes, each completion element grade will need to added manually. The course total will then need to be calculated and totalled outside of ELIS and added in manually as well. The reasoning behind this is that it may be the case that you would have many assignments in a course, but really only want to track certain key activities, just as with a Moodle course. Therefore, ELIS does not assume that the grades entered are the only grades to be calculated. If you wish for the grades to be calculated automatically, the solution would be to add a Moodle course with offline assignments where teachers can enter grades and the gradebook can calculate and pass to ELIS.


How do I create an Everyone Cluster?

(Last edited: Monday, 26 April 2010, 5:37 PM)

Step 1: Create aCustom User Profile field in Moodle

1. Go to Site Administration > Accounts > User Profile fields.

2. From the Create a new profile field drop down menu select Menu of choices.

3. Name the profile field Everyone.

4. On the profile field settings select the following:

a. Required—yes

b. Locked—yes

c. Unique-no

d. Display on signup-no

e. Visible—not visible

5. Menu options:

a. 1

b. 0

6. Default value- 1

7. Click Save changes.

Custom profile field settings for Everyone cluster.

Step 2: Create an Everyone cluster

1. Go to Curriculum Administration > Users> Manage clusters.

2. Click the Add a cluster button.

3. Name the cluster Everyone.

4. From the Auto-associate users with profile field, select Everyone.

5. In the set-to drop down menu, select 1.

6. Click Save changes.

Cluster settings for everyone cluster.

Now everyone on your site will automatically be assigned to the Everyone cluster. This cluster can then be assigned to any curriculum in which you need everyone to belong.


How do I set pre-requisites?

(Last edited: Monday, 7 December 2009, 1:10 PM)
* Click on the courses tab at Home ► Curriculum Management ► Manage Curricula to set pre-requisites.

How long does it take Moodle grade information to update in ELIS.

(Last edited: Wednesday, 24 February 2010, 12:34 PM)
For sites running ELIS 1.7 or above the interval is every 5 minutes. For sites running previous versions the interval is every 5 hours.



Limited Adminstrative Rights

(Last edited: Monday, 3 May 2010, 10:08 AM)
How can i give somebody curriculum administrative rights without giving them permission to edit profile fields, manage clusters, or to edit the actual curricula's.

Page:  1  2  (Next)