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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.

Restrict Access (Restrictions)

In each activity there is a Restrict Access section. This section provides different options for restrictions that you can add to your Moodle course.

Activity Completion

Access can be restricted according to an activity’s completion tracking.


Access can be restricted from or until a certain date and time.


Enter a minimum or maximum for an activity in which the student is required to score in order for this activity to appear.


If groups or groupings are used in the course, you can restrict an activity to only a specific group.

User profile

Restrict access according to a user profile field.

Release Code

Set a specific code that the student must enter to view activity.

Restriction set

Set complex logical restrictions.

All or Any Conditions

You can add multiple restrictions to a single activity, and you can control whether the student matches any or all of them.

Hiding Conditions

  • If the eye is crossed out, then the activity is hidden for anyone who does not meet the criteria.
  • If the eye is open, then everyone will be able to see the activity, but it will be greyed out for those that don’t meet the criteria.

Hidden or visible condition

Restricting Course Section Access

You can restrict access to activities and resources within a course section by selecting section settings > Edit topic > Restrict Access.

Restrictions in summary

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