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Learn@Illinois Moodle - Edit Multiple Activities with the Mass Actions Block

Learn how to edit multiple activities at once with the Mass Actions block. This block allows instructors to duplicate, delete, hide, show, move, set stealth mode, delete empty sections, outdent, and indent multiple resources or activities to save you a lot of time when you would otherwise have to do many repeated actions.

For a permanent link to this information, please use: http://go.illinois.edu/MoodleMassActions

Adding a Mass Actions Block

By default, the Mass Actions block should already be added to your course site and can be used by opening the block drawer. If it is not in your block drawer, use the steps below to add it to your course site.

  1. Go to your course homepage and enable Edit Mode.
    Enable edit mode icon
  2. On the right-hand side of the page, click the Open block drawer button.
    Open block drawer icon
  3. At the top of the block drawer, click Add a block.
    Click Add a block
  4. From the drop-down menu, select Mass actions block.
    Select Mass actions block
  5. When Edit mode is enabled, the Mass Actions block will appear in the block drawer on the right-hand side of your course homepage.

Using a Mass Actions Block

See below for explanations of all functions.

Moodle 4.1 Mass Action block

Methods of Selection

  • Select all (blue link)
    Selects every activity and resource in your course by filling in the checkbox on the top-left of every activity and resource.
  • Select all in section (drop-down)
    Use the drop-down to select a particular section work with. Only one may be selected.
  • Deselect all (blue link)
    Deselects every activity and resource in your course by clearing the checkbox top-left of every activity and resource.
  • Manual Selection
    Manually check the checkboxes on the top-left of the activities and/or resources that you would like to select.

Available Actions

  • Show to students
  • Hide to students
  • Make available to students (see Using "Make Available" a.k.a. "Stealth Mode")
  • Duplicate (within the same section)
  • Duplicate to another course (you are enrolled in as a teacher or course administrator)
  • Delete
  • Send content changed notification to students

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Keywordsbatch, multiple, update, updating, edit, editing, delete, deleting, duplicate, duplicating, show, showing, all, hide, hiding, move, moving, copy, copying, section, sections, stealth, available, empty, boost   Doc ID72069
OwnerATLAS-TLTGroupUniversity of Illinois LAS
Created2017-03-27 13:37:39Updated2023-03-21 09:53:41
SitesUniversity of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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