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Moodle Known Issue: "Orphaned Content" Appearing After Guest Access Turned Off

by Deleted user -

Since we turned guest access off for fall 2021 Academic courses, some instructors have reported notices about "orphaned content." The culprit seems to be the Collapsible topics course format, which is erroneously getting reset when guest access is disabled. We have reported the issue to the developer of that plug-in; in the meantime, this workaround seems to fix the issue:

  1. On the course main page, click the gear icon (Actions menu) and choose Course Settings.
  2. Under Course format, 
    1. Reset Format to Topics.
    2. Reset Hidden sections to Hidden sections are shown in collapsed form.
  3. Click Save and Display.
  4. Click the gear icon (Actions menu) again and choose Course Settings.
  5. Under Course format, 
    1. Reset Format to Collapsed topics.
    2. Reset Hidden sections to Hidden sections are completely invisible.
  6. Click Save and Display.

Emergency Moodle Maintenance -- 7pm 9/14/2021

by Deleted user -

LITS will be performing emergency maintenance on Moodle at 7pm TODAY, Sept. 14, 2021. We do not anticipate any service disruptions.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Help Desk at or 610-526-7440.

Reminder: Scheduled Moodle Maintenance -- Tuesday, August 24, 9-11am

by Michael Harris -

We will be upgrading to version 3.10 on Tuesday, August 24 from 9-11am.

This is a minor upgrade and we do not expect any service downtime, although you may experience slow or unusual behavior during the upgrade and notice some new features and enhancements afterwards. We will provide more information about those changes closer to the date.

Please note: this work is being done outside LITS's routine maintenance window so as not to conflict with placement exams occurring during that window.

Contact the Help Desk with questions: or 610-526-7440.

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