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. In your course, click Create learning activity.

create learning activity button


  1. On either the All or the Resources tab, click on Lightbox Gallery.

Lightbox Gallery highlighted in the activity chooser


  1. Enter the Name and Description in the settings.

Lightbox Gallery name and description areas in settings


  1. In the Advanced section of the settings, you can determine how many images to display on each page, whether to include the caption text, and the position of the caption for each image. Additionally, you can choose to automatically resize an image, allow comments, or show extended image information.
    The Advanced settings for Lightbox Gallery

  2. Complete the remaining settings.
  3. Click Save and return to course.


For more information on adding a Lightbox Gallery, read the following documentation. 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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