What is a Moodle Archive?

LSE Moodle Archive is a read-only copy of LSE Moodle for each academic year.

The purpose of the LSE Moodle Archive is to retain an accessible digital record of each course for students and staff. This is useful for students who have to resit or retake courses and for students and staff who want to review material from previous years. It also keeps the current year’s courses on Moodle clutter free.

Each year, an archive copy will be created and it will be kept for three years.

All records present on LSE Moodle will be included in the archive. This includes, course content (e.g. resources, web links), activities (e.g. forum posts, assignments, quizzes), stored records, grades and feedback.  Please note that due to license agreements lecture recordings will only be available in the most current archive and will be removed after one year.

The level of access to the archives reflects the level of access on the day the archive copy was created. For example, if a student was enrolled on a suite of courses when the 2018/19 archive was taken, they will have access to the same courses (albeit read-only) in the 2018/19 archive.

Key Dates

Archive copies of LSE Moodle will be taken towards the end of every academic year just after the main exam period.

Editing Process

By default, when the archive is created all courses within it are ‘hidden’ from students. Moreover, all quizzes and assignments within the courses are also ‘hidden’. If students are required to see their grades/feedback (and in case of assignments to download their submissions), the activity needs to be visible.

Course editors will be able to make (the) course(s) visible on the Moodle archive as soon as an archive is released.

  • Editors who have currently permission to enrol/unenrol other users will be able to do so in the Moodle archive and there will be no need to contact LTI to ask for permission.
  • Students should contact their departments if they wish to see any course content that has not been made visible.

To make your courses visible in the archive, follow the below steps: Go to LSE Moodle Archives and access the archive you want to edit and from the Administration block, click Edit settings > from the drop-down menu Visible select Show.

To hide and/or reveal any activities and/or resources within the course: Click Turn editing on > Click Edit (use the drop-down menu next to the activity you want to hide/reveal) > Select Hide (or Show depending on your choice).

If you have any queries, please contact eden.digital@lse.ac.uk