Moodle + CLEO Tool = Auto course management?
I am playing around with a moodle install as the school is keen to get a VLE setup. Currently we have an intranet system which does a fair bit of the stuff we need, things like behaviour logs, grading, student and staff timetables/lists, room booking and email.
What we need now is something to present course and lesson info to the students, our intranet does have some functionality but it is always worth looking at bigger and better things, that's where moodle comes in...
I have used the CLEO tool to get the student's usernames/passwords created from SIMS and it has also nicely assigned them to their class groups as in SIMS (Eg 11xMA2 for maths group 2 of year 11 group X, if you see what i mean)
This is all shown from CLEO when enrolling students to a course in the CLEO box under the standard moodle user's box.
So, I know that CLEO has recognised the names of the classes so my next goal really is to get a course generated for each of those groups.
7xma1, 7xma2, 7xma3 etc... as courses, then for moodle/CLEO to automatically enrole any student assigned to the group. In theory this setup would only require someone to re-run the SIMS report, and re-upload the TSV file for moodle to automatically update class lists, for example if a student comes in or drops out etc...
I can manually assign teacher roles but auto enrolling the students is pretty much the only way i can see moodle being a usable system for us.