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What is search for courses (previously known as MOOCH) is the Open Community Hub - a directory of courses for download or to enrol in.

How do we get onto

  • EITHER go to
  • OR ensure your Moodle site is registered with in Settings > Site administration > Registration then add the Community finder block to courses on your site

How can I publish courses to

Managers (and any other users with the capability moodle/course:publish) can publish courses to as follows:

  1. Go to Settings > Course administration > Publish
  2. Then choose whether you wish to your course to be available for people to enrol in or to download
1. Publish link
2. Choosing the publish method

See Publishing a course for more details.

How can a teacher publish courses to

To enable teachers to publish courses to, an administrator needs to allow the capability moodle/course:publish for the teacher role. See Publishing a course for details.

Are there any criteria which courses must satisfy in order to be listed on

Yes, just a few! See the Course approval criteria.

How long does it take for a course to be approved and visible on

We aim to check and approve courses within 48 hours, though it can sometimes take a little longer, so please be patient. Courses for download undergo a virus scan before being manually checked. Courses for enrolling in are manually checked.

If you require your course to be approved urgently, please contact the admin ( login required) or email