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Manage sections within a Moodle space

This guide explains how to manage - add, remove, move and rename - sections (aka topics) in a Moodle space.

Moodle uses the terms topics and sections interchangeably depending on the course format. We will refer to these by the term 'section' in all our guides i.e. Add sections is the same as Add topics.

Add a section

  1. Turn editing on.
  2. Click ‘Add topics’ at the bottom of the centre Moodle space.
  3. Enter ‘number of sections’ you would like to add in the ‘Add sections’ pop up window.
  4. Click ‘Add sections’ to make the additions to your course space.

Delete a section

  1. Turn editing on.
  2. Click ‘Edit’ to the right of the topic name that you wish to delete.
  3. Click ‘Delete section’ from the drop-down list. You will be taken to a delete section confirmation page.
  4. Click ‘Delete’ to confirm you want to delete the section.

Hide or show a section

  1. Turn editing on.
  2. Click ‘Edit’ situated to the right of the topic name that you wish to hide/unhide. If a section is already hidden, the section will be flagged 'hidden from students'.
  3. To hide a section - click ‘Hide section’  from the drop-down list.
  4. To show a section - click ‘Show section’  from the drop-down list.

Move a section

  1. Turn editing on.
  2. Click and drag the move icon at the top left of the section. As you drag over other sections they will dim.
  3. Release the mouse to drop the section into a new location.

You cannot move the top (General) section.

You can also move a section by clicking on the move icon and selecting the appropriate section in the pop up for the section to appear below.

Rename a section

You can change the name of any topic/section within your Moodle course space.

  1. Turn editing on.
  2. Click the (pencil) edit icon to the right of the name of the section that you want to edit.
  3. Edit the text in the text box.
  4. Press enter to save the changes.
The information on this page relates to Moodle v3.6 and was last updated March 2020.

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