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How do I find the short name of my Moodle course?

The course short name is a unique identifier for each module that appears in Moodle. If you are asked for your course’s short name for troubleshooting:

  1. Go to your course in Moodle.
  2. Click Settings (top right)
  3. Click Edit Settings.
  4. The course short name appears in the General section on that screen as shown below:
Mocked up screenshot of the Edit Course Settings screen in Moodle, which shows the course short name highlighted in pink.
Figure 1. The course short name appears in the General section of the course settings.
Updated on September 30, 2019

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