M01h - Making your course visible

Keywords: unhide, hide, visible, make available, student access

What is it?

Moodle courses that contain student enrolment can be hidden from students.

Why use it?

This allows tutors/course administrators to hide Moodle courses that already have student enrolments on them without the need to un-enrol users. Tutors can for instance hide courses that are not ready for use.

Who can use it?

Staff with Tutor or Course Administrator role on a Moodle course can' Hide' and 'Show'(make courses visible). 

Before I start...

If you are hiding a course that was previously visible to users, ensure that you inform other staff that are involved in teaching or editing the course that you have hidden it to avoid any confusion. 

How do I 'Hide' or 'Show'

'Hide', hides the course from students / 'Show' makes the course visible to students

  1. Navigate to the relevant Moodle course.
  2. Select the Settings menu from the top of the course screen. 
  3. Set Course visibility to either 'Hide' or 'Show'  .


Avoid hiding a course especially during teaching and examination periods without informing students of your actions. We recommend hiding individual resources, rather than the entire course.

Examples and case studies

None at present

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