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Moodle Guide

The development of this guide is ongoing; we will continue adding Moodle LMS Tips, Guides, and Instructions. On the left-hand sidebar, you will find a list of Moodle LMS features or options. To learn more about that option or feature, click on the link.


There are a variety of different way’s you can communicate with your students.

This forum is automatically created in a new course. By default, it is placed at the top of the central section, and only teachers and users with appropriate permissions (by default teachers) can post in it. The forum has forced subscription set by default.

Announcements can be used for a variety of different purposes in your course:

  • Introduce students to the start of a new semester in your class.
  • Send reminders of important due dates or projects.
  • Quickly communicate an update to your class or content.

To Send an Announcement

Step 1

Click on the Add a discussion topic button.

Sending an announcement to your class

Step 2

Add the Subject Name, Complete the Message, and click Post to Forum.
Note: clicking Advanced will open a space for you to attach files to messages.

Give your announcement a subject and then compose your message.

Removing Announcements

Announcements may be removed from a course as follows:

  1. In Course settings set "Number of announcements" to 0
  2. Delete Announcements from the course homepage
  3. Delete the Latest announcements block
  4. Alternatively - hide the Announcements forum

(To restore Announcements set the "Number of announcements" to a number greater than 0.)

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