Moodle - Adding or Removing Weeks/Topics

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This article describes how to add or remove weeks/topics in your course.


Moodle allows you to display your content using containers called Topics. By default, there are 17 topics per course, but you can modify this amount. Please refer to the steps below to adjust the of topics or weeks in your course. To add or remove the number of topics one at a time, use the + or - buttons at the very bottom of the course site.

Add sections

To edit the number of sections within your course settings, follow the steps below:

  1. In the Administration block (left sidebar) click Edit settings.
  2. In the Course Format there is a drop down box for Number of sections.
  3. This will not be visible if activity format or Social format is selected.
  4. Open this menu and select the appropriate number of weeks or topics.
    • The default for your course is 17. However, you may use up to 52 weeks or topics.

9. Once you've made your selection, scroll to the bottom of the page and select Save changes.


Need Additional Help?

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Article ID: 2568
Fri 10/2/20 5:07 PM
Mon 1/25/21 12:50 PM
Applicable Institution(s):
Plymouth State University (PSU)