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From within your course go to the Administration block, then expand Users and then click on Enrolment methods
If Guest access is not listed as an enrolment method, click the drop-down menu for Add method and chose Guest access
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(warning) By default when you add Guest access it is hidden, this means the enrolment method will not be applied until you unhide/activate it.

Click the Eye icon    icon     to   to enable Guest access and guests will now be able to view your course (the eye should not have a line through it any more).

Password for guests

In most cases, you will need to add a password for guests. We recommend this be different to one for students. It is important you do add a password , unless you have checked that leaving it open to the public will not cause probems problems with student privacy, data protection and/or copyright.


From within your course, go to the Settings block, if you are within an activity you may need to expand the Course administration sub-menu. Under Course administration click on Edit settings. This list contains a lot of course-wide settings but it also includes a group of options for Guest access, scroll down to find these: 
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Click the Clogg icon Image Added to enter Guest access settings.


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To add a password for guests, set it in the Password field. 

Click Save changes (at the bottom of the page) 

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Once the guest access has been set, you can then advise your guest to go to moodle.ucl.ac.uk and click on the 'log in as a guest' link, which appears within the login box on the Moodle site home page.  Once Once they have accepted the site terms and conditions, they will be able to find the course.

Students and staff who are already logged into Moodle will be able to enter the course directly as a guest upon entering the password, or clicking the guest access button , if no password is required.

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  • It is important you do add a password , unless you have checked that leaving it open to the public will not cause probems problems with student privacy, data protection and/or copyright.
  • By default when you add Guest access it is hidden, this means the enrolment method will not be applied until you unhide/activate it. 

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