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Add, move, delete or hide a section

To make any changes to section(s) within a course space you must first click the silver cog wheel on the top right and then click ‘Turn editing on’ within your Moodle course page.

Turn editing on

To add a new section:

1. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click ‘Add sections’

  Add section

2. Enter ‘number of sections’ you would like to add in to box within the ‘Add sections’ pop up window. Then Click ‘Add sections’ button to make the additions to your course space.

Add a number of sections

To delete a section:

1. Scroll down to the section you wish to delete. Click ‘Edit’ situated to the right of the topic name. Click ‘Delete section’ from the drop down options.

Delete section

2. You will be taken to a delete section confirmation page. Click ‘Delete’ to confirm you want to delete the section.

Confirm deletion

To hide a section:

1. Scroll down to the section you wish to delete. Click ‘Edit’ situated to the right of the topic name. Click ‘Hide section’ from the drop down options.

Hide a section

To move a section:

1. Hover the mouse pointer over the icon next to the topic you wish to move and you will see the pointer change to show the move icon, and an alt text popup appear with the text 'Move section 1 (number) '.

Move a section

2. Press and hold the left mouse button as you drag and drop the topic, up or down, to its new location. Drop the topic by releasing the mouse button and the topic will slot into its new location.

Move section by drag and drop


The information on this page relates to Moodle v3.4 and was last updated August 2018.

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