Moodle Activities & Resources: Add a Lightbox Gallery

 The Lightbox Gallery allows you to create image galleries within your Moodle course. Small thumbnails will then be generated, which are used for the thumbnail view of the gallery.

‎ Adding the Lightbox Gallery Resource


  1. Login to Moodle and select your course.
  2. Click Create learning activity.

create learning activity button


  1. Choose the Resources tab and then click on Lightbox Gallery.

Picture 1


  1. Enter the Name and Description in the provided text areas.

name and description box


  1. Personalize the lightbox gallery in the Lightbox Gallery Settings.
  2. Click Save and return to course at the bottom of the screen to finish.

save and return to course button




For more information on adding a lightbox gallery, read the following documentation from Moodle Docs. Note that the documentation does not show the SNAP Theme, but the functionality of the settings is the same. All links will open in a new window.


Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

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