As the content of a course develops, you may need to add, remove or reorder sections.

Add sections

There are two ways to add new sections:

Method 1:

  1. Turn Editing on.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the course page.
  3. Click + of the  icon under the last section.

This adds a new section at the end of the course page. Repeat as required.

Method 2:

  1. Go to Edit Settings in Course Administration (ADMINISTRATION block).
  2. Scroll down and expand Course Format.
  3. Select a new number in Number of sections.
  4. Save changes.

This adds the required number of new sections at the end of the course page.

Move sections

  1. Turn Editing on.
  2. Click and drag the Move  icon that appears to the left of the section title until the section is in the required place.

Remove sections

First, move all the sections to be deleted to the bottom of the course page.

You then have the same two methods as you have for adding sections above:

Method 1:

  1. Turn Editing on.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the course page.
  3. Delete everything in the section, including Section name and Summary
  4. Click of the  icon under the last section.  Repeat as many times as necessary.

N.B. If you delete more than you should, just click   to restore them.

Method 2:

  1. Turn Editing on.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the course page.
  3. Delete everything in the section, including Section name and Summary.
  4. Use the method described in Add sections above to change the number of sections in a course.

Hide sections

You may find it helpful to hide sections which are in development or not relevant to students at the current time. To do so:

  1. Turn Editing on
  2. Click the eye icon to the right of the section title found within the edit dropdown.

This will hide the contents of the section from student view until it’s ready to be displayed. How it appears to students depends on the ‘Hidden Sections’ setting in Edit Settings. ‘Hidden sections are completely invisible’ is recommended.

Highlight sections

You also have the option to highlight a section using the light bulb  icon (above the  ). This can be useful in a chronologically structured course to highlight the material for the current week (or term).