Making Items Visible and Invisible in Your Moodle Course

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 11:58 am.

Want to start working on your course, but don’t want your students to see an unfinished product? Want to post things ahead of time? Moodle lets you hide things that you upload or create, making it invisible to the students, but always available to you.

Open and closed eye

The key to hiding in Moodle is the eye. Clicking on the eye will flip it from one status to the other. An open eye means something is visible to students. A closed eye means something is invisible to students. If you want to hide the item, you should click on the open eye. When you click on the open eye it will become a closed eye, which will mean the item is hidden. (Note: In order to make this change, editing must be turned on.)

You will find the eye icon in the upper right-hand corner of your blocks, the topic/week boxes in the center, and to the right of any activity or resource. When you are done making things available or unavailable, you can always check to make sure it is set up properly by switching your role (drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner, right next to “Turn editing on/off”) to “Auditor”. This will show you exactly what the course looks like to your students.

Filed under: Moodle Tags: by Helen Chang

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