LSE 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.  Lecture recordings are now available for all three years that a course remains in the archive.

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 2021/22 archive was taken, they will have access to the same courses (read-only) in the 2021/22 archive.

The purpose of the LSE Moodle Archive is to provide an accessible digital snapshot of each course as it was at academic year-end, for the benefit of both students and staff. There are a range of scenarios in which this might prove useful:

for students who may have to resit exams,
or for staff who may want to be able to refer to resources or activities from previous years without cluttering their current year Moodle course,
or for checking on assignment and grade results.

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

  • 2019/20 - the 2019/20 archive is no longer available and was decommissioned during the week commencing July 17th 2023.

Individual courses from the 2020/21 LSE Moodle archive are available by request only. Please contact the LSE digital education team at for more information. Students requiring access to 2020/21 courses should contact the relevant academic department as usual.

When the 2022-23 Moodle archive was created all courses within it were visible to currently enrolled students for the summer 2023 resit period. However, courses were hidden by default after the resit period and before the start of the 2023-24 academic year.

Please note that if there are any assessments, quizzes or assignments in an archive that should be hidden, these will need to be hidden manually before making a course visible to students.

Course editors can make (the) course(s) visible on the Moodle archive when receiving a student request.

  • Editors who had permission to enrol/unenrol other users at the time the archive snapshot was taken, will be able to do so in the Moodle archive and there will be no need to contact the Eden Digital team to ask for permission.

  • Students should contact their departments if they wish to see any course content that has not been made visible.

If you are an editor and you want to make a course visible, go into the course in the Moodle archive follow the steps on the ‘Make your course visible to students’ guide.

To hide and/or reveal any activities and/or resources within the course: Switch to Editing Mode > Click Edit (use the ‘3 vertical dots’ drop-down menu next to the activity you want to hide/reveal) > Select Hide (or Show depending on your choice).

Screenshot showing the activity edit menu in Moodle
Hiding a resource or activity in Moodle

Access to the archive is based on roles held by users when the Moodle archive was created; eg, if a student was enrolled on 4 Moodle courses in 2021/22, they will only be able access those 4 courses on the 2021/22 archive.

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