Course Editing Guide

Frequently asked questions by course editors and quick videos about common administrative functions of Moodle

Basic Course Editing

Visibility of Course Contents (readings, sections)

1. Basic Hide / Show

You can hide entire topics or just single resources from the students. As with the course links, the gray color always means hidden content.

a) To hide a topic, click on edit section > unpublish section next to the topic title. The background of the topic become gray, and NO content will be visible for students regardless of the individual settings of the resources in the Topic.
Clicking on Edit section > publish section makes the topic visible.

b) You can hide just the individual activities with Edit > Unpublish and Edit > Publish to reverse the effect.

c) The hierarchy is really important, as long as a topic is hidden changing the individual settings take no effect. So it is advisable, to show the topic first, refresh the page (F5 key) and change the visibility of the individual resources only after this.

d) If you are uncertain about students view, you can always check if you click on "switch role to > student" in the administration block.   

2. Advanced restrictions

You can restrict resources with "Restriction" options or with group settings. These options make it possible to hide the contents from only a selected group of students or to make certain resources appear or disappear at a certain time.
These settings are more complicated to master, if you never used these, ask for assistance.