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Editing activity settings

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When editing is on, clicking the Edit drop-down list next to an activity, then clicking Edit settings icon (update) will enable you to control the appearance and conditions of access to the activity. 

Note: The settings at activity level works with the settings at unit level. Some may overwrite the settings at unit level, or others will not be available at activity settings level unless pre-set at unit settings level.

 

What do you want to do?


General settings

Most Activities and Resources share general settings that include a title and a description or summary. Some activities or resources have module-specific additional fields that are described in the relevant entries. Field names in red and marked with a red asterisk are required.

  1. Select the title carefully - this is the name that will appear in the link to the activity or resource.
  2. If your site is used by more than one editor, populating the description field is a useful way to communicate your intention for the activity or resource. For instance, in the Book module, the Summary appears above the Table of Contents in the Print Book view
    name description

Edit a resource or activity

An activity or resource that has been created can be edited at any time. At the unit main page Turn editing on, then click the Edit drop-down menu next to the resource or activity title and you will see the editing icons. Choose the icon most suited to your task. 

edit page

To edit a resource or activity, ensure editing is on, then click on the Update icon (update) beside it to begin editing.

Rename a resource or activity

  1. Ensure editing is on.
  2. At your Moodle unit page, locate the resource or activity you want to rename.
  3. Click on the rename icon (edit title) beside that resource or activity to begin editing the name or title of the resource or activity.
  4. The title box will show up allowing you to rename the resource or activity. When you have finished editing press Enter on your keyboard. If you change your mind press Esc on your keyboard to exit.

    rename resource

Move a resource or activity

  1. Ensure editing is on.
  2. At your Moodle unit page, locate the resource or activity you want to move.
  3. Click the move icon (move icon) beside that resource or activity to drag-and-drop it where you would like it to be relocated.

Duplicate a resource or activity

  1. Ensure editing is on.
  2. At your Moodle unit page, locate the resource or activity you want to make a copy of.
  3. Click on the Edit drop-down list
  4. Click on the duplicate icon (duplication) beside that resource or activity to make a copy.
  5. Click Continue to duplicate the item.
  6. Either click Edit the copy or Return to the unit.
    Note: It is recommended that you click Edit the copy at this stage so at the minimum the duplicated resource is renamed to avoid confusion later. You can continue to edit the duplicated item at this stage or go back to it later.

Delete a resource or activity

  1. Ensure editing is on.
  2. At your Moodle unit page, locate the resource or activity you want to delete.
  3. Click on the Edit drop-down list
  4. Click the delete icon (delete icon) beside that resource or activity.
    Note: You will be asked if you are sure you want to delete the item. Once deleted, a Moodle item is not able to be retrieved.

Show or hide a resource or activity

You can hide a resource or activity from the view of students:

  1. Ensure editing is on.
  2. To hide an item, at your Moodle unit page, locate the resource or activity you want to hide
  3. Click on the Edit drop-down list
  4. Click the open eye icon (show eye).
    Note: The icon will change to the closed eye icon (eye hide) and the text will turn grey, indicating that the item is now hidden.
  5. To show an item, click the closed eye icon (eye hide) beside the item.
    Note: The icon will change to the open eye icon (show eye) and the text of the item will no longer be grey.

Note: To formally set times/dates at which the resource or activity is viewable by students, edit the settings in the Restrict Access section of the resource or activity.


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