Moodle course pages can be organized by week or by topic. For either type, you can rename the sections. In a weekly format, Moodle will highlight the current week. Add another week by scrolling down to the last section and selecting “add weeks.” If you are using topics, we suggest organizing you page with more topics with fewer resources under each to help students navigate the page. You may add another topic anywhere on the page using the "add topic" link at the bottom of each topic.
Collapsing and expanding all weeks or topics
Both faculty and students can choose to collapse all weeks or topics in a course page to make navigating the page more manageable. They can also choose to expand all weeks or topics to allow them to see all the materials for the course. Faculty see only the expanded view when they have editing turned on.
You can hide individual resources/activities or entire sections from students. This can be useful if you are still editing content, or if you want content to be visible to students later.
Every resource or activity has an optional description. You can choose to have this description appear on the course page to provide further information about resources and activities.
Text and media areas
Use Text and media areas to add stand-alone text or media to your course page. Text and media areas can be as simple as a horizontal line to break up a section, or you can use them to embed images or short videos students will see as soon as they open your course page.
If you have a lot of text or links to organize, you can create a separate page to store the information.
Blocks are special content areas. You can add a variety of blocks, such as a list of recent announcements or upcoming events, to your course. You also have the option of adding an HTML block with useful links or text. Because blocks appear at the bottom of small screens, we recommend including only supplementary, non-essential information in blocks.
In general, your course is made available the Friday before classes start, or you can arrange a time with us to make it visible before or after this date. You are also welcome to make the course visible when it's ready for your students. To do so:
- On the main page of your course, go to the left navigation menu. Under "Course administration," click on the “Edit settings” option.
- On the Course Settings page that opens up, change the “Course visibility” option from “Hide” to “Show.”
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click the “Save and display” button.