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Sections

Summary

Sections (often called Topics) are seperate areas of a course – they’re useful if you want to group content together into related sections: Course info, Assessment etc.

How to create a section

  1. Login to Moodle and navigate to the course where you want to add a section.
  2. Make sure editing is turned on (orange button in the top right hand corner – Turn editing on).
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and locate the button with a + symbol in it below the final section – click it.
  4. A new Section/Topic will be added to the bottom of the page – click the pencil icon next to its name to rename it.
  5. Click Edit in the top right hand corner of the new section to change its settings (Edit topic).

How to hide a section

  1. Make sure editing is turned on in your course (orange button in the top right hand corner – Turn editing on).
  2. Find the section you want to hide.
  3. Click Edit in the top right hand corner and select Hide topic from menu that appears.
  4. To show the section again repeat step 3 and select Show topic. 

How to create navigation buttons for your sections

  1. Make sure editing is turned on in your course.
  2. Jot down the title of each section (i.e Module Outcomes, Resources, Lectures).
  3. Go to the top section of your course and click Add an Activity or Resource – pick Label.
  4. In the Label text box find the button that looks like to angled brackets <> and click it.
  5. Now enter the following code: 
  6. Make sure that each #section-1 etc corresponds to the number of sections you have and thus the number of buttons you’ll need. In the image above 4 buttons will be created: 
  7. Click Save when you’re finished.

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