There may be cases where you'd like to hide your Moodle course from student view. For example, if you have combined multiple sections of a course, you may want to hide the sections you are not using so students won’t get confused. There are also times at the end of the semester where you’d want to hide the course in order to protect any copy-written material.

Hide a Moodle course from student view:

  1. Log into Moodle and select the course you wish to hide
  2. From the course homepage, click on the big gear icon in the top right corner and select Edit Settings.
  3. Under the General heading, locate the dropdown menu to the right of Course visibility.
  4. Choose Hide.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and choose Save and display.


You can tell whether your Moodle course is hidden from students if the course name is displayed in red (visible) or gray (hidden).

You may be interested in other Moodle permissions or restrictions: