This page gives you instructions on how to enter the editing mode in Moodle.
It also lists the editing icons available to you, and describes what you can do with them.
When to use
Look through this page before you begin working in Moodle, to familiarise yourself with the icons commonly used throughout Moodle.
Familiarising yourself with the Moodle editing icons will speed up your orientation process and increase your confidence when you first begin working in Moodle.
Step by step instructions
Turn editing on
- Click Turn editing on at the top right of the page .
- Icons for editing tasks are found in the Edit drop-down button located beside the activity or resource. The resource/activity settings are then displayed.
With editing turned on, you can also add activities and resources to your course using the Add an activity or resource link at the bottom right of each page section:
Editing icons and their uses
Section Icons—Topic/Weekly outline
|Edit [course] summary||Click Edit drop-down beside the top section you wish to change. to change the general information about the course, which displays as Section 0, above the weekly/topic sections.|
|Move [week/ topic]||Click and drag the icon to move the section up or down in the list.|
|Edit [week/ topic] summary||Click Edit drop-down beside the section you wish to change. To change the general information for each week or topic, which displays above content items in the section.|
|Highlight this topic as the current topic||Adds a distinctive colour to the section background, to mark it as current.|
|Hide [week/ topic]||Make the section invisible to students. (Topic displays as "Not available".) Redisplay by clicking Show section .|
Section Icons—Topic/Weekly outline—individual items
|Edit title||Edit the title of the item. (Note: Turnitin assignment titles may have no more than 40 characters.)|
|Move right||Indent the content item. (A Move left icon will then display next to the Move right icon.)|
|Move [content item]||Click and drag icon to move the content item up or down in the list.|
|Duplicate||Duplicate an activity or resource.|
|Delete||Remove the content item. (A confirmation dialog box will display.)|
|Hide [content item]||Make the content item invisible to students. (A Show icon will display. Click it to re-display the item to students.)|
|Groups||Indicates whether groups are being used for the content item. Toggles through No groups , Separate groups , Visible groups .|
If you experience technical or other issues, consult the Where to get help page.