Moodle Course FAQs

Current Moodle Courses Are Not Visible


By default, Moodle courses are created each semester 30 days prior to the first day of class and students are enrolled into the course 14 days prior to the first day of class. Instructors can change the timeframe of these processes, up to a limit of 60 days prior to the first day of class.

The Visibility selection in Course Settings determines whether or not the students enrolled in the course can view the course. The default setting is "Hide." Students are not allowed to see the course unless this setting is changed to "Show." For more information, please see Moodle: Make a Course Available to Students.


After adding a course via Schedule Request, you will not be able to view the course in Moodle immediately (same day), as courses will process overnight. Please check Moodle the next day to view the course or contact your instructor to re-process the Moodle course manually. Only the instructor of record listed on the mainframe or in some cases the course TA (teaching assistant) can make this change. Please contact the instructor or TA of that course for further assistance.

It is not possible to hide courses on the My Courses page. However, you may "favorite" courses to alter the order in which your courses appear.

Moodle Course(s) From Previous Semester Still Visible

In the week after final grades are due for the current semester, Moodle courses from the previous term are hidden. This means that these courses will:

  • Disappear from students' My Courses page
  • Move to instructors' Hidden courses area on the My Courses page

After the semester is over, instructors can make courses visible again in the course settings area, if necessary. It is strongly recommended that courses are hidden again after all course business has concluded.

Update/Remove Moodle Photo (Picture)

User profile photos can now be removed or replaced. When a user profile is first created, Moodle attempts to retrieve the user's photo from the LSU TigerCard system. If your photo is not transferred or if you wish to replace or remove it, see Moodle: Edit User picture.

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