Hide Content from Public/Student View

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Hide Content from Public/Student View

The previous page discussed hiding an entire part from public view, without deleting it.  To recap,

  • go to the Edit screen of the Part
  • check the box next to “Invisible”

Hiding Pages

If you’d like to adjust the visibility of single pages, however, this can be done from the Organize page.

In this book, you can see that every page, but the 1st, under the “Faculty Resources” part has "Show in Web" un-checked (green arrow) , which makes these pages private.  In contrast the first page "Request Access", and the pages under Module 1 are checked to "Show in Web", meaning that these pages are viewable to anyone with the link to the book.

If every page within a part is hidden, readers will still see the Part title in the Table of Contents, but none of the page titles associated with it.  When reading it page to page, they will skip that part entirely.

To remove the Part title from the Table of Contents, make the whole part invisible (see instructions on the previous page).


By default, Lumen will make content under “Faculty Resources” private so that it can’t be found by students on a web search.  These items generally include assessments and other teaching resources.  

If you know that you will not use a page for a particular course, we recommend that you mark it as “private” rather than deleting it entirely.  You never know when you’ll want to take a peek at it again, somewhere down the road!

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