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.
Step by step instructions
Turn editing on
- Click Turn editing on at the top right of the page .
- You can now edit activities/resources, blocks and sections by clicking either the Edit dropdown menu for activities and sections or icon for blocks and selecting an option from the list.
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
|Hide||Make the block invisible to students. (In instructor edit view, a Show icon will display and the block will be greyed out. Click the Show icon to re-display the block.)|
|Configuration||Specify where and how the block displays on the page.|
|Delete||Remove the block. (A confirmation dialog box will not display.)|
|Move||Move the block up or down. This icon displays as the mouse pointer, when the pointer is located in the header row of a block. Click and drag the block to the desired location.|
|Permissions||Lets you view the roles that have permission to change the block settings.|
|Check permissions||Gives you a detailed list of all the users available and their current block permissions such as editing and viewing a block.|
|Dock [block name] block||Removes the block from the blocks column, making it accessible using a tab at the upper left of the page.|
|Hide [block name] block||Minimises the block so that only the block heading displays. To view the block content, the user clicks the Show [block name] block icon .|
Section Icons—Topic/Weekly outline
|Edit [course] summary||Click 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 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 .|
|Delete||Removes the section and all activities within. (A confirmation dialog box will display.)|
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.|
|Update||Access the Updating page for the item.|
|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 .|