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Learn@Illinois Moodle - Making Course Sites Visible and Hidden

In Moodle, course visibility is controlled by the instructor. Learn how to hide your site and make it available to students.
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How do I know if my course site is available to students?

Follow the instructions below and see if your "Course visibility" is set to "Show"/"Shown" or "Hide"/"Hidden".

Hiding your Course Site from Students

Method 1: Tools and Reports

  1. Make sure you are on your course homepage.
  2. In the "Management" menu on the left, click Tools and Reports to expand the options. Next to "Course Is", select Hidden from the drop-down menu.
    Click Tools and Reports and then select Hidden
  3. In the "Course Visibility" pop-up window, click Got It.

Method 2: Actions Menu

  1. Make sure you are on your course homepage.
  2. In the upper right corner, click on the Actions menu gear.
    Actions menu gear
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Edit settings.
    Edit settings
  4. Under the General settings in the "Course visibility" drop-down menu, select Hide.
    Course availabilty hide
  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Save and display.
    Save and display

Showing your Course Site to Students

Follow the instructions above, but select Show/Shown.

Note: If you can't access the Actions menu gear, your course has likely been archived. Please email and include the course URL and your name.

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Keywordshide, hidden, hiding, invisible, show, showing, available, boost, course visibility, visibility,boost   Doc ID71347
OwnerATLAS-TLTGroupUniversity of Illinois LAS
Created2017-03-03 16:16:30Updated2021-07-12 15:22:32
SitesUniversity of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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