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Learn@Illinois Moodle - Editing Sections

Learn how to edit your course sections. Sections refer to the units that your course homepage is divided into. This page explains how the top section works, how to change the number of sections, how sections are edited, how sections are moved, and how sections are hidden.
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Examples of course sections are highlighted in red below in the TabTopics format.

General course section names

Understanding the Top Section

The top section will always stay at the top of the page and cannot be moved or hidden. By default, it includes a link to the Announcements forum for your course. Other forums and activities can be added to this section as desired.
Top section image

Changing the Number of Sections

  1. In the upper right corner, click the Actions menu gear.
    Actions menu gear
  2. In the drop-down menu, select Edit Settings.
    Edit settings
  3. Click Course format to expand. Next to "Number of sections", select the number of sections that you would like to have from the drop-down menu.
    Number of course sections
  4. Click Save and display.
    Save and display

Changing the Name of a Section

  1. In the upper right corner, click Turn editing on.
    Turn editing on
  2. To the right of the section title you want to edit, click the Edit section name pencil.
    Edit section names
  3. Edit the name of the section as desired. Press Enter on your keyboard to save changes.
    Edit course name

Moving Sections

  1. In the upper right corner, click Turn editing on.
    Turn editing on
  2. Click on the Move resources compass to the left of the title of the section you want to move and hold down the mouse button.
    Move resources compass
  3. Drag the section up or down to move it to a new location.
  4. Release the mouse button.

Hiding Sections

  1. In the upper right corner, click Turn editing on.  
    Turn editing on
  2. To the right of the section title of the section that you want to hide, click Edit and select Hide topic from the drop-down menu.
    Hide topic
  3. To make the section visible again, simply go to the same drop-down menu and select Show topic.
    Show topic

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Keywordssection, hide, hidden, hiding, show, top, number, numbers, how, many, name, names, title, titles, move, moving, courses, summary, boost   Doc ID71355
OwnerATLAS-TLTGroupUniversity of Illinois LAS
Created2017-03-03 17:28:33Updated2021-08-26 16:29:27
SitesUniversity of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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