The Inactive users alert block allows instructors to create alerts per course to determine if students have not accessed the course or important activities by specific dates. This is particularly helpful during the beginning of each semester to ensure that students are not falling behind on important materials or activities within your Moodle course.


Semester 2 2015 has seen the deprecation of Moodle's Media Collection 'Standard Mode'. The Media Collection is now fully integrated with theBox.

theBox Mode

The Media Collection activity, collections and galleries are created within theBox and all files are uploaded and stored into theBox. Advantages include:

Coming soon.

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.

There are multiple ways to test from a student perspective:

  • Add test students to your course.
  • Switch role function
  • Log in as function using dummy students (Instructors can only do this in sandpit courses)

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 staff (see Moodle Roles).

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.

Moodle Training and Support

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 Upgrade — 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.