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.


Hanken uses Moodle as a learning platform.

  • You can log in to Moodle with your Hanken username and password by using Shibboleth authentication via the HAKA federation.
  • to access Hanken Moodle you need to be a registered student or teacher at Hanken

Help with using Moodle: contact

Login problems in Moodle?

Moodle like many other Hanken systems uses Shibboleth login. The basis for login is your status in the staff database Personec or student database Oodi. 

  • Those who have a role as either faculty, staff or student at Hanken, can login with their normal Hanken user-id and password.
  • Hourly teachers need to have their contract approved and be registered in the ESS/Personce database. From there they are transferred to the user database. The contract need to cover the whole time the teacher need access to the systems. (A good idea is to write it for the whole semester, after the last exam). HR department can inform more about this.
  • Students need to have a study right at Hanken - all open university students, JOO-students and other students from other universities need to have done their registration via JOOPAS, the open university or the cooperation schools and registered in Hanken before they get their Hanken user-id to access Moodle and other systems.

Remember: log-in with the Shibboleth/Haka link (to the right)!

Turnitin and Urkund via Moodle

In the new version of Moodle the plagiarism control tools Turnitin and Urkund are integrated, which means a student activity in Moodle can also be checked for plagiarism via Turnitin or Urkund. The result of the analyses will be available via Moodle.

  • Urkund is integrated into the normal Moodle assignments which makes it possible to add plagiarism check to different assignments. A teacher wishing to use Urkund needs an Urkund account which is tied to a special email address.
  • Turnitin is visible as a an activity on its own in Moodle. The students do not need separate accounts in Turnitin, but uses their Moodle normally.

Points to remember before the course starts

When logging in as a teacher you see your courses on the first page in Moodle.

  • You need to ask for the course with an email to - remember to give the full official course name and course code.
  • As the teacher in charge of the course (same teacher as in Oodi!) you can then give rights to other teachers, resource co-editors and other roles once you have access to the Moodle course.

To do before the course starts:
Remember, to change something in the Moodle course, you need to have activate "Turn editing on" in the course you want to edit :

  1. Check that the course is "hidden" (a new course should be hidden when you get it) while you work with the basic course information - this is done under Course administration
  2. Write a short description/note of the course (visible for the students, once you have opened the course, even before they log in). You can also link a video or put in a picture,
    It is recommended you upload a Course Syllabus in .pdf-format to help students plan ahead for the course.
  3. Register other users -
    • assign roles to the other teachers;
    • pick the students
    • or choose that students can self register for the course; in the latter case create the course key.
  4. Smart to put in a welcome message or such in the course- edit the first section´s heading and texts. 
  5. Open the course (under Course administration) - only then the course is visible in the course list for the students.
  6. Inform the students about the course key - usually done on the first lecture or with an email to the students via your course in WebOodi - those who are registered when you send the mail, get the mail.
    Rememberall students need to be registered in Weboodi, as well!

Remember, you can work on a part in Moodle, and still keep that section or assignment hidden, although the course and other sections are visible for the students.

Basic instructions for managing a Moodle course

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