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Moodle mini tip #1

Is there a shortcut URL to a course?

This is a question people sometimes ask.

Rather than using the full long URL to link to a course main page, is there a more friendly or simple way to do this?

The answer is “Yes” !

Usually a Moodle course is identified in the URL by it’s unique courseid number, like this:


But it is possible to use the course shortname value instead, to make things a little clearer, like this:


So in this case, we could use:


Having the course shortname in the URL in this way is more friendly 🙂

Stuart Mealor
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Stuart Mealor

Stuart is interested in all things e-learning, with specific interests in Moodle, e-learning strategy, and business development. His experience in education over 30 years, MBA in International Business, and knowledge of e-learning systems implementation, together with graphic design background, give him a unique skill set for e-learning projects.

2 thoughts on “Moodle mini tip #1

  • Thanks for sharing this great tip. I wish Moodle would generate these friendlier URLs by default. Would be nice if there was a way to do this for categories too.

    • blank ElearningWorld Admin

      Generation of friendly URL’s is really a server issue, not just a Moodle issue.
      However, it’s something that Moodle could potentially ‘take onboard’ as a project to make URL’s more user-friendly as an accessibility issue.

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