The “Temporary Enrollment” role in Moodle allows faculty to manually grant students who are not yet enrolled in their courses access to their Moodle sites, while providing safeguards and reminders to ensure that official registrations get processed for those students.
Once given the Temporary Enrollment role, the student has access to the Moodle site for two weeks- ample time to get an official registration processed through theHub. A student in this role receive email reminders to check their registration’s progress, and faculty see a block in their course listing which students are using Temporary Enrollment. Once the student’s registration is processed, they automatically switch over to the Student role, the email reminders cease, and the block disappear.
We think this is a good mix of providing the ability to give short-term access to a Moodle site while preventing long-term registration problems. Faculty are able to give access to a Moodle site using the Teaching Assistant and Auditing Student roles when appropriate, which provides flexibility as needed.
You can also read our full instructions for adding a student to your Moodle site here: Enroll Students and TAs in your Course