01-02.First thing to do (organize the dashboard)

First thing to do after login

A video explaining the entire operation can be found here.

When you first log in to Waseda Moodle, you will see many registered courses (subjects) as shown in the following screen.
However, this makes it difficult to select courses. Here we explain how to display the most frequently used courses in an easy-to-understand manner.

The final display can be changed to the following.

The order in which courses are displayed can be changed to “course name” or “last access” order. It cannot be changed to any order.

How to switch courses to display

The courses displayed in the “Course Overview” section of the dashboard can be toggled using the filter (red box below).

    • All (except those removed from the display): Displays all courses except those removed from the display.
    • In Progress: Displays courses currently being offered.
    • Future: Shows courses before they start.
    • Past: Shows courses that have been offered since the end of the course term.
    • Starred: Displays courses that have been set to starred (see here for instructions
    • Removed from view: Displays courses that have been removed from view(see here for instructions
For a course with a class start date of 4/1-9/20, the course will be displayed as “Future” until 3/31, and “In Progress” after 4/1. For courses starting on 9/21-3/31, the course will be listed as “Future” until 9/20, and “In Progress” after 9/21. If you cannot find the course you are looking for, please switch the filter.

The list of courses shown under My Courses on the left side are all “in progress” courses, and this view cannot be toggled.

How to display the course in an easy-to-understand manner

See video for details.

  1. If you want to distinguish frequently used courses (e.g., courses you are primarily responsible for), you can add a star to them. Right click on the “…” to the right of the course and select “Star this course”. Then click on “All (except hidden)” in the upper left corner and change it to “Starred” to show only courses with a star.
  2. Next, click on “List” directly below “Course Outline” to the right and change it to “Cards” to represent each subject in snippets (small images), as shown in the figure.
  3. You can change this snippet to any image you like. To change it, select the course, then click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner and select “Edit Settings”.
  4. Next, you can change the snippet image by uploading an image file (GIF/JPEG/PNG) to the “Course Summary File” section of the following screen.

If you change the image multiple times, upload the image under a different file name. Also, at this time, delete the old image. You can delete an image by selecting it and right-clicking and choosing Delete. Please note that if you upload the same image file name, your browser (e.g., Chrome) will not be able to determine if it is a new image (it will remain in the browser’s cache) and will not be able to successfully confirm the image change.

How to delete/redisplay a course display

  1. Click on the “…” to the right of the course you wish to remove from the display and select “Remove from display” and the course will no longer appear in the list of courses.
  2. To see which courses have been removed from the display, change the filter in the upper left corner from “All (except those removed from the display)” to “Removed from display”.
  3. You will see a list of courses that have been removed from view. If you wish to view the course again, click the “…” to the right of the course and select “Restore to View”.
  4. Change the filter in the upper left to “All (except hidden)” and you will see that the course has been redisplayed.

Last Updated on 2023-05-15

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