Hide/Show Entire Moodle Course

Posted August 1st, 2019 at 11:10 am.

By default, all Moodle courses are visible to all Participants. All teachers, non-editing teachers, registered students and auditors will be able to see and enter a course as soon as they are enrolled it. This allows instructors to share course materials (syllabi, etc.) with pre-registered students before classes start; they will have access to the Moodle site as soon as they preregister. If you also want to share materials with students who have not preregistered, enable Guest Access.

Hiding and Unhiding a Course From Students

You can hide a course to prevent Registered students and Auditors from entering it. Teachers and Non-editing teachers will still be able to see and enter the course, but the title will be grayed out to indicate that students can’t access it.

Alternatively, you can leave the course visible. but hide particular sections, activities and resources within a course until they are needed.

To hide a course:

  1. Click on the gear icon (Actions menu) in the top right corner of the course site.
  2. Choose Edit Settings.
  3. Under General, click on the Course Visibility drop-down menu and choose Hide.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Save and Display.

To unhide a course, follow the steps above, but set Course Visibility back to Show.

If you hide an academic course, be sure to unhide it again before students need to access it. Moodle does not do this automatically!

Filed under: Course Set-Up (Teachers) Tags: by Helen Chang

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