• Moodle sites are automatically made visible to students one week before the start of classes.
  • They are automatically hidden six weeks after the semester ends.
  • More info about site availability and visibility is available here. 
  • Note to faculty about hiding Moodle sites:
    • If a Moodle site is still in development, or you are not planning to use Moodle, you can add a note to that effect to your Moodle site, and/or hide any sections or resources you don’t want to release yet.
    • This is preferred over setting the entire site to be hidden, as students generally assume that a missing Moodle site indicates an issue with their registration (which then creates anxiety as well as support tickets to IT).

Change Course Visibility

  1. Go to your course's Moodle site.
  2. Click the "Course Management" gear icon in the top menu bar. 
  3. Click "Edit Course Settings".
    course management
  4. In the top section of the screen, change the Visible setting to Show.
    visibility menu
  5. Click on the Save Changes button on the bottom of the page.