Hide or Restrict Access to Moodle Activities

What is the difference between hiding and restricting activities?

Hiding activities is a quick way to manually control content that course participants see. 

Restrict Access is more of an automated way to control access - set a date, designate a group, or use other filters to control the visibility of the content.

It is important to keep in mind:

  • Changing the visibility of an activity may result in any corresponding grades to be inaccessible to students. Graded activities will need to be visible for students to see their grades.
  • Grade activities that are hidden may impact the total grade for the course.

Adding a Restriction

To place a restriction on an activity - begin by adding a Moodle activity. 

Click on Add an activity or resource.