You may wish to test certain elements of your course such as assignments, quizzes or forums from a student perspective before you make the course available. You can add test students to your course for this purpose.



On this page you can find information about creating media collections in Moodle. A media collection is a tool that allows you to add image, audio and video galleries to your course, and also make possible a collection-as-activity, which students can contribute to and be assessed on.


This page supplies TELT Administrators with instructions for creating a Moodle teaching course site in myUNSW and releasing it to course instructors.

For permission (in both myUNSW and Moodle) to do this, apply to Academic Administration. Your Head of School or Associate Dean, Education, will have to sign off on your application.



TELT Training Survey

The Learning and Teaching Unit is planning a new workshop schedule for early 2015, as well as some online tutorials, so we'd appreciate your feedback about which TELT training topics are most important for you.


This page presents details of the Learning Management System (LMS) transition from Blackboard Learn to Moodle, and the Educational Media Services (EMS) transition projects for Lecture Recording (Lectopia to EchoSystem) and Educational Media (UNSWTV to Media Distribution System).

Timeline for TELT transition projects 

This timeline shows the transition and migration phases, key dates and support available for the  Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching (TELT) transition projects in 2013 and 2014.

The systems affected include:


The Lightbox Gallery tool enables you to create an image gallery in your Moodle course. When you set up a lightbox gallery you can enable commenting on images.

Getting started

Before you create your lightbox gallery, upload the relevant images to the legacy course files area. To simplify this process, zip your files before you upload them, then unzip them inside legacy course files.

Step by step instructions

For details about the upgrade to Moodle see this Moodle 2.5 — Summary of Changes.
For known issues, please see our Known Issues page.




You can use blocks to customise the look and functionality of your course home page. Think of them as shortcuts to critical parts of your course. 

Getting started  

There are several kinds of blocks in Moodle. View the following slide show to see a few examples of blocks used on Moodle course home pages.


UNSW Moodle is scheduled to be upgraded on 26 November 2014.

Key features and improvements

Release notes:

New features: