What is the different between User-based Guest Account and Course-based Guest Account?

User-based Guest Account

The user-based guest account can be created with either a teacher or student role to be assigned to Moodle courses.

If a teacher expects the guest may enroll to more than one Moodle course in the future, teacher is recommended to add an User-based Guest Account to the course. Guest can use this one single account to access multiple Moodle courses.

The guest username will be the guest's email address.

Teacher can enter the guest's non HKU email address after clicking the Guest icon under "Grant access to Guest" column in "My eLearning" tab.

User-based Guest Account

If the email account is already registered as an User-based Guest Account, the user will be added to the course.

If the email account is NOT registered as User-based Guest Account, teacher needs to create the guest account for the guest by filling the information below.

Guest's first name, Guest's last name and Moodle account password. The Moodle account password MUST include at least 8 characters, at least 1 digit(s), at least 1 lower case letter(s), at least 1 upper case letter(s), at least 1 non-alphanumeric character(s).

User-based Guest Account

Course-based Guest Account

The course-based guest account can be created with either a teacher or student role in a Moodle cousre.

Course-based guest account is for accessing a specific course only. The guest's username will contain the course code as a prefix. Course-based Guest Account is suitable for teacher to let sit in students to login the Moodle course during the add/drop period.

Teacher needs to create the guest account for the guest by filling the information below.

Moodle account name, Moodle account password, Guest's name and Guest's non HKU email address. The Moodle account password MUST include at least 8 characters, at least 1 digit(s), at least 1 lower case letter(s), at least 1 upper case letter(s), at least 1 non-alphanumeric character(s).

Teacher can use "XXX@moodleguest.hku.hk" where XXX is any account name as the email address for setting up the guest account. However, if this email address is used, you will not receive any email sent by Moodle as this is a non-existing email account, e.g. announcement. Thus, you are recommended to use a real email address for creating guest account in order to receive email sent by Moodle.

Course-based Guest Account