Moodle for teachers

Short about Moodle for teachers at Hanken, including brief instructions about how to edit your course, hide it, open it for students and use course keys.

Moodle is the system you can use to manage course materials, information to students during the course and for submitting assignments. There are also many opportunities to create different types of exercises and discussions. The course evaluation also takes place in Moodle via the Spark module.

Via Moodle you can keep your email separate from all course communication. You log into the course when you are teaching, i.e. look at assignments and communicate with your students and in between do not need to keep track of e-mails that concern specific courses. The work is kept organized in one place. You can also keep track of partial achievements, give tasks, chat, have a course wiki, etc.

The address is and login is via Shibboleth (Hanken id and password). The appearance is responsive, which means that Moodle works decently also on mobile devices.

Email if you need help, want to add a new course, get the necessary rights for administration of your own courses or help building courses. A basic course in Moodle is strongly recommended before using the system. Short basic instructions with pictures can be found at the bottom of this page.

Course templates are created automatically in Moodle from Sisu. All courses that have implementations in Sisu get an empty course page in Moodle. The teacher listed in Sisu is set as the teacher on the course. If there are several teacher names in Sisu, the other teachers are also included.

  1. Teachers themselves can easily copy their courses from the previous year, see the instructions below.

  2. Teachers can also request a copy of their old courses via the schedule form or but then have to wait a little longer.
  3. If you want a copy of someone else's course, the other teacher must contact

The course becomes visible to the students when you, as a teacher, choose to show the course to them (under course settings). No one but you can know when the course is ready to be published for the students, when the intro text is correct and the Syllabus is in place.

Many work a lot on their courses before admitting students, so it pays to have a separate course key for self-registration. You can publish the course so that it is visible in the course catalog, but provide a course key via self-registration so that they can register only after you have distributed the key.

A short video on where to find these different functions in Moodle's management tools.


Moodle has the plagiarism control programs Turnitin and Ouriginal integrated, which means that students can submit their work via an activity in Moodle and have it checked for plagiarism at the same time.

For students, it is easier to use plagiarism check this way because they then do not have to submit works that are to be checked for plagiarism other ways, but can submit all works in Moodle.

The pdf documents below provide the basic information

  • how to open and hide your course
  • how to enroll the students to a Moodle course
  • how to put in and edit course material and links
  • how to inform the students via Moodle
  • how to assign the teacher, non-editing teacher or resource co-editor role to others
  • how to create assignments