Phew! That was a lot to take in. The complexity of courses, their management, and various facets of enrolments demonstrate a typical Moodle conundrum: the features are very powerful and flexible, but this versatility comes at a price in the form of complexity. Moodle has done a great job in mastering this balancing act, but nonetheless, there is usually a steep learning curve to be mastered.
In this chapter, you learned everything about courses and categories. As we have discovered, courses are fundamental to Moodle, as they contain all the learning activities and content prepared by teachers and used by students. Even Moodle’s home page is a course, but we will deal with this later when we customize the look and feel of your LMS.
While it is possible to delegate many course-related tasks to non-administrators – we will deal with this in Chapter 6, Managing Permissions, Roles, and Capabilities – you, as the administrator, are often required to set...