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Why are Test Moodle Accounts helpful?

They can help Moodle editors grasp the implications of their design decisions (beyond what Moodle's 'Switch Role To' function allows) including:

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  • Testing bulk enrolment into Groups
  • Testing the difference between separate and visible Groups
  • Testing whether your private Forum really is private.
  • Testing whether the things you need to be hidden from view really are hidden from view (and whether they are available when the time comes for them to be revealed).
  • Testing whether your Grouped resources and activities are displaying to your different Groups and Groupings as intended.
  • Testing whether emails from news/announcement forums are working, and how they behave, so you can instruct students about settings in a way appropriate for your course.

Basic Pointers

  • Treat the login details as confidentially as your own 
  • Only ever use them in a Student role
  • Testing Turnitin? Set it up as a DRAFT and not to add submissions to the Student Repository - because test documents submitted to Turnitin's repository are difficult to remove and should only be submitted under the name of the actual author - not a test account.
  • If you test accounts are used on a live course (as opposed to a Moodle test course) then it is good practice to delete any data associated with testing you've carried out, this could be; Forum posts, assignment uploads, choices etc.

How to create Moodle student test accounts?

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able to use the test accounts you've just created or (if you've reached your limit of 15 accounts) create new ones until the present test accounts have expired

Please!

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