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How to: Manage hidden resources, sections and modules   EASY


Individual resources and sections can be hidden in Moodle, as well as the entire module. The easiest way to tell if anything is hidden is the colour - it will show as 'greyed out'.

To unhide a module

When modules are created, they are automatically hidden. A quick way to tell if the module is hidden is the title at the top left of the page. This will show as grey text.

This is to make sure that editing teachers can add materials to their module without it being available to students. When the module is ready to be shown, follow these steps:

  • In the Administration block, go to the Module Administration heading.
  • Click 'edit settings'
  • Under General, change the Visible option to 'show'.
  • Click save changes


To hide a section or topic

It can be useful to hide sections from student view if there are materials you'd like to be unavailable.

  • Turn editing on
  • Click the eye icon, which you'll find to the left of the section title.
  • The section will now turn grey and is hidden.
  • To unhide, click the eye again.

To hide a resource

You can also hide individual resources.

  • Turn editing on
  • Go to the Edit drop down list next to the resource you'd like to hide
  • Select 'hide'
  • The resource will now turn grey.
  • To unhide, go back to the Edit menu and click 'show'.

Queries, comments or questions?

Please contact your local elearning support team.

Phone: (0115 95) 16677
or email:

Phone: (0574) 8818 0000 (ext. 8915)

or email:

Phone: (03) 8924 81 99
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