The overall settings for your course are found in the Settings block of your main course page. Some settings are populated automatically with information from SPIRE when the course is created. There are settings that cannot be changed, and others are up to the instructor.
Edit Course Settings
To edit course settings:
Open your Moodle course, and from the main course page, locate the Settings block.
Note: With three-column themes (such as the default UMass theme), the Settings block is usually located in the left column. If you use a two-column theme, you may need to scroll down the screen to find the Settings block at the lower-right. Because you may want frequent access to settings while building a course, if you use a two-column theme you may want to "dock" this block.
In the Settings block, click Course administration, then Edit settings. The Edit course settings screen opens.
Note: the Settings block is context-aware; it changes based on your location in your Moodle course. For example, to edit the settings for your course, you need to be on your Course home page. If, for example, you open an Assignment activity, and then click Edit settings in the Settings block, it will take you to the assignment settings.
On the Edit course settings screen, you will be presented with a long list of options that can be set for your course.
Format the course sections to collapse (Collapsed Topics, default), or stay open (Topic or Weekly format) .
Choose whether to have all course sections show on one long page, or show each section on a separate page.
Choose a theme (visual style).
Make grades visible to students.
Release or hide the course from students (OIT will automatically make courses available to students a few days before the semester, but you can override that here).
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Once you have set the course options, at the bottom of the screen, click Save changes.
Course Setting Details
The most important options are starred (*) in the list below:
* These are the most important options to set.