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Moodle Administration Essentials by Karen Holland, Gavin Henrick

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Uploading users

An administrator can bulk upload users in Moodle using a spreadsheet. This can be created in Excel, Open Office, or a similar application like Google Docs. In this section, we will refer to using Microsoft Excel.

Tip

The minimum information that is required as data in the spreadsheet includes the first name, last name, e-mail, username, and password. The password is not mandatory, and if you leave it blank, it will autogenerate the password and send an e-mail to the user immediately with their username and password.

Preparing the spreadsheet

To prepare your file for uploading perform the following:

  1. Open Microsoft Excel.
  2. Create five column names in the first row as the following—these should be lowercase and no spaces:
    • username
    • password ...

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