Finding your Courses in Moodle

The Course Dashboard is the first page you see when logging in to Moodle. To see your courses, click on the My courses tab. This article describes the features on the My courses page.

Course Overview

Filter menu annotated

On the My courses page in your Course Overview, you'll see tiles for each of the courses you are enrolled in within Moodle. Click on a specific course tile to access that course.

You can change what courses you see by opening the view menu and clicking a different option. The default option, "All," shows you every course you have access to. But there are other views, such as:

  1. In progress - Courses show here that are between their start date and end date. These are your current semester courses.
  2. Future - Courses show here that haven't reached their start date yet. If your instructor gives you early access to a course befor the start of the semester, that course may appear here.
  3. Past - Courses show here when they have reached (or passed) their end date.

Click on any of these 3 links to filter just for courses that fit that filter's specific criteria.

Course start and end dates are set by the college and are transferred to Moodle automatically when the courses are created.

Create a Custom List with Starred Courses

In the filter menu below the Past filter is the Starred filter. If you "star" a course, that course will appear under this link.

Filtern menu detail

To star a course, click on the three small dots to the right of the course name. and select Star this course.

Course tile detail

Once you've starred your course(s), return to the filter menu and select Starred. You should now see your starred courses in the Course overview. It's easy to create a custom list of courses by starring them.

Course overview

Hide Courses

Another way of sorting your courses is to make some courses you don't want to see in your filters Hidden. Hidden courses do not appear in the All (except hidden), In progress, Past, Future, and Starred views.

To hide a course, again click on the three dots to the right of the course's name and select Hide from view.

Star and hide menu

Now, return to the filter menu and select Hidden at the bottom. This will take you to a view of just your hidden courses.

Filter menu detail

Hidden courses are only hidden from your view in your Dashboard. Hiding courses this way does not hide them from your students. Whether students are able to see their courses is determined by setting Show or Hide on the Course Visibility setting on the settings page for the course.

Other Dashboard Sorting Options

Course sort detail

Within each filtered view, you can change how courses are arranged by clicking on Sort by course name or Sort by Last accessed in the menu on the right.

Just to the right of that menu, you can change how courses appear on your dashboard by clicking Card (the default view), List (course names in a vertical list), or Summary (course names in a vertical list with more information, such as a course description if one has been created).

Like most other pages in Moodle, you can toggle the blocks drawer open or closed by clicking the blocks toggle button on the right of the screen. The blocks drawer has the links to your end-of-year course evaluations, as well as links to external and internal resources to help you with your classes.