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Moodle Help Guide

Course Availability and Access

Courses are created in Moodle roughly one week after the registration period for the upcoming term. When created, they are hidden from students so that you can organize your materials as you want, before allowing students to view.

It is up to instructors to make courses visible to students at the start of classes. You are welcome to make your course available to students before the start of classes, if you wish. See below for instructions on how to make your course visible.

Data from the Registrar's Office updates the Participants list in your Moodle course several times a day. You will likely see a series of changes during Add-Drop period at the beginning of the term, as students finalize their schedules. No action is required to keep your course roster up-to-date.

In some cases, you may want to add students to your course before their registration has fully processed, or add a TA or a colleague to your course. Visit the Add or Remove Participants page of this guide for instructions on how to do so.

Make Your Course Visible to Students

When your Moodle courses are first created, they are not visible to your students. Once you are ready, here's how you make them visible:

  1. Go to your course homepage. 
  2. Click on the gear icon on the right hand side of the page.
  3. Click on Edit Settings.
    image of gear icon and drop-down menu with edit settings link
  4. In the General section use the Course visibility drop-down menu to select "Show."
  5. Click Save and display.
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