By default, your Moodle courses use the Collapsed topics format, but you can also choose the Topics format or Weekly format.
Changing Moodle Course Format
To change the format of a course, click the Course management button and select Edit course settings from the pop-up menu.
Locate the Course format section and in the Format drop down menu, you can select which format you’d like to use for the course. Additional display options will appear below the Format drop down and options will vary depending on the format selected.
After you’ve selected the format you’d like to use, scroll down to the bottom and click the Save and display button.
Before reviewing the course formatting options below, please note that the “Topic 0” area is the very first topic area in the course. It’s static, it cannot be moved, and it will appear in the same position in all the formatting options.
Course Formatting Options
Collapsed Topics Format
By default, your Moodle course will be set to Collapsed Topics format. The Collapsed Topics Format displays a clickable heading for each topic area in an expandable, accordion style format. When students click on the topic heading, the area will expand, displaying the resources and activities within the topic. The static “Topic 0” area appears above the collapsed topics. When selected, topic areas expand to display resources and activities in the topic area.
Another popular course format is the Topics format, which displays several topic areas in a linear format on the course homepage. Students scroll down the page to get to view each topic area.
Go back to the Course format settings and Course layout and select Show one section per page to see an alternative form of the topics format. Notice that the static “Topic 0” area appears above the topics. Topic areas may contain summaries of what can be accessed in the section and can be viewed by clicking on the topic area title.
The Weekly Format is similar to the Topics format. It displays course topic areas in a linear format, but instead of topic titles, the Weekly format will display weekly dates for each topic area based on the course start date. The static “Topic 0” area appears above the topics. Topic area titles include dates for each week of the course, based on the course start date.
Go to back into Edit Settings and under Course format look under Course layout and select Show one section per page to see an alternative form of the Weekly format. The static “Topic 0” area appears above the topics. Topic areas contain summaries of what can be accessed by clicking on the topic area date.
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