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How do I use Restrict access to hide a Section on my course main page?

You will learn how to use Restrict access, so that you can hide a Section on your course main page from all of your students, but allow access to one individual, like a TA or GA. This is useful for sharing documents or other files with your GA or TA without the students in the course having any idea that they documents or files are even there.

Follow these steps to restrict access to a course main page Section.

1. Part 1: Set the Restrict access setting

1.1. Enter course in TITANium.

1.2. Turn editing on.

Click on either the Turn editing on button at the top-right corner of the page or click on the Turn editing on link in the Administration block which by default is the first block in the left-hand column on the course main page.

1.3. Click on the Section cog wheel to edit.

1.4. Type a Section name if desired.

1.5. Expand Restrict access.

1.6. Click on Add restriction....

1.7. Click on User profile.

Click on User profile.

1.8. Select Email address in the User profile field.

1.9. Type the email address of the user who should have access.

The user email address is a unique identifier for that user.

1.10. Click on the Eye.

1.11. Click on Save changes.

2. Part 2: Set the Course Edit settings

2.1. A couple of files have been added to that section.

To add a file, drag it to the Section where you want it.

2.2. Click on Edit settings.

The Edit settings links is in the Administration block which by default is the first block in the left-hand column on the course main page.

2.3. Scroll down the page and expand the Course format section.

Scroll down the page and expand the Course format section.

2.4. Select Hidden sections are completely invisible in the Hidden sections field.

Select Hidden sections are completely invisible in the Hidden sections field.

2.5. Click on Save changes.

Click on Save changes.

2.6. Expand Switch role to....

Within the Administration block, find the Switch role to... link and click on it to expand it.

Expand Switch role to....

2.7. Click on Student.

Click on Student.

2.8. View the course as a student.

Note that the Section is completely hidden.

Article Summary

You have now learned how to hide a course main page Section from your students yet allow one user to view it.

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