Valid for Moodle 2.8. Updated on 7/21/2015.
- Turn on editing.
- Pull down the Edit menu that follows the content item and them click on the Edit settings item.
- In the Administration block, there is now an administration section for that resource type such as File Module Administration for a file resource. Click on the Permissions link in this section.
- Find the View resource capability. Click on the large X after the entries for Guest. This will block outside guest - those without an Amherst ID - but not individuals who have signed into Moodle using an Amherst username/password.
- To block people who have signed in, click on the X following Authenticated User. Unfortunately this will also block instructors and students. You will now need to click on the large + that follows the list of permitted roles. Do not click on the + in the Prohibited column on the right. Clicking the + will bring up a list of roles. Select each role that should have access such as instructor, student-AC, student-5C, teaching assistant and so on. This list can be quite long and regrettably you can only add one at a time. You may want to check your course's participant list to determine what roles you'll need to add.
If you need to restrict access to a lot of content, you may want to consider blocking guest access to the entire course.