Moodle: Course Filter Settings

The Course Filter Settings are located on the Administration Menu. These settings contain filter options to control settings such as auto-links.

Note: The settings available to you depends on your role, and the number of sections you teach. For example, if you teach one section, you will not see the "Splitting" setting.

Course Filter Settings:

     Administration Menu Filters Option

There are various settings here you may want to turn on or off.

  • Activity names auto-linking - a site Filter that will create links to an activity whenever the name of the activity is written in texts within the same course in which the activity is located. This includes forum postings, pages, labels etc.
  • Display emoticons as images - converts emoticon (smiley) characters into images.
  • Algebra Notation - which can display mathematical expressions as if they were typeset. The filter is included in the standard Moodle packages but the administrator must activate it before you can use it. Requires TeX notation also be activated.
  • TeX Notation -  a core Moodle filter intended to allow one to convert tex expressions into GIF, PNG or SVG images.
  • Convert URLs into links and images - will automatically created a url link for standard link text. Can also turn a linked image URL to an image.
  • Multimedia plugins -  finds a link in text that points to a multimedia resource and replaces the link with an appropriate multimedia player code which can play the resource. 
  • MathJax - parses Moodle texts and will fully render TeX expressions that it finds appearing within specific tokens. The Mathjax filter also improves the look of buttons and preview within the equation editor that is part of the Atto text editor.



For more information on reprocessing enrollment, 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

Support and training for Moodle is available via the Faculty Technology Center at For more information, please see the following article: Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview

Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of training sessions, as well as to register for a slot, please see

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