Building a course

To get to build a course see Add a course or Editing a course

The image at the top allows you to edit the course. Next to it is the image which give a list of actions that can be performed on the course.

Click the icon image at the top right to go into edit mode.

Important

It is important to exit edit mode image when you are done editing, as it affects speed and performance.

The Add block image are now active for you to add blocks to your course see Blocks

Tip

The image could be a different colour due to your theme settings.

Move a course section

  • To the left of the topic name is a drag handle image
  • Click and hold the drag handle image and move the section up or down

Add course sections

Based on your course format the section could be topics or weeks

  • Click imageAdd topics/weeks
  • Select the number of extra sections you wish and press Add topics/weeks:

Delete a course section

With the editing turned on, click the Edit image to the right of the course section you wish to delete and then, from the menu that displays, click Delete topic/week.

Note

All activities inside the section and their user data will also be deleted. Use the Recycle bin from the course actions image at the top right of the page in line with the course name.

Blocks

Blocks are displayed in the right column of the course page.

Add a block to the course page

Click on the image at the top left of the page to add a block

Move a block

  • To the left of the block name is a drag handle image
  • Click and hold the drag handle image and move the block up or down

Activities and resources

Add an activity or resource to the course

Click image to open the new activity chooser. Select an activity or resource then click the Add button, or simply double-click on the activity or resource name.

Alternatively, certain resources and activities may be added using drag and drop:

  • To add a file, simply drag and drop it onto the course section where you'd like it to appear
  • To add a folder of files, simply zip the folder then drag and drop it onto the course section where you'd like it to appear, answer 'Unzip files and create folder' to the popup dialogue, then click the upload button
  • To add a SCORM package, simply drag and drop it onto the course section where you'd like it to appear, answer Add a SCORM package to the popup dialogue, then click the upload button

Hiding activities and resources

Sometimes you may want to display your course differently, or not have so many items on the page and just have links to that item.

To achieve this, with the editing turned on

  • click the Edit image to the right of the activity/resource section you wish to hide and then, from the menu that displays, click image Hide. It will now say Hidden from users
  • click the Edit image to the right of the same activity/resource and click Make available. It will now say Available but not shown on course page
  • You will then be able to make links to access that section by right clicking on the activity/resource section title and clicking Copy link address

Note

See the included The Problem Solving Model sample course for how this is achieved.

Leave edit mode

  • Click the icon image to exit edit mode.