The Quick Settings block provides easy access to the most frequently used course settings. More settings for your course are found on the Edit course settings page.
The Quick Settings Block
The Quick settings block is added by default to new courses, but if your course does not have it, you can add the block. The block provides an easy way to check, and change, the most important settings for your course:
Course availability for students
Gradebook visibility to students
Number of visible course Sections
The block also includes a link to the Edit Dates report, where you can change due dates or release dates for multiple activities at once, plus a link to the full Edit Course Settings page (below).
Note: Editing does not need to be turned on to use this block. Also, the block is hidden from Students, and shows only for Teachers and Course Designers.
Edit Course Settings
To edit course settings:
Open your Moodle course, and from the main course page, locate the Settings block.
Note: By default, the Settings block is usually located in the left column. If you have rearranged the Blocks in your course to all appear on one side, you may need to scroll down the screen to find the Settings block.
In the Settings block, click Course administration, then Edit settings. The Edit course settings page 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 click Edit settings in the Settings block, it will take you to the Assignment settings.
On the Edit course settings page, you will be presented with a long list of options to set for your course. Choose your options, for example:
Format the course sections to collapse (Collapsed Topics, default), or stay open (Topic or Weekly format) .
Choose whether to show all course sections on one long page, or show each section on a separate page (Course layout).
Choose a visual style (Theme).
Make grades visible to students (Show gradebook).
Hide or show the course to students (Course availability)
Note: When courses are created, they are NOT set to be available to student. If you request a course before the start of a semester, OIT will automatically make the course available to students the business day before the first day of classes, but you can override that here. If you request a course after classes are underway, you'll have to release it yourself.
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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.