Turn Edit On in Moodle

The process for turning editing on changed as part of a Moodle theme update in July 2020. This change resolves common faculty concerns about the previous method (clicking the gear icon, then selecting Turn editing on) by turning it into a single click process, and adding it to the header. Adding the editing button to the header allows you to turn editing on or off from anywhere on your course page, saving you from having to scroll all the way to the top each time. 

Turning editing on in your Moodle course will allow you to add, update, move, and remove content. It will also allow you to add blocks to the main page of your Moodle course.

Turning editing on in your Moodle course will allow you to add, update, move, and remove content. It will also allow you to add blocks to the main page of your Moodle course.

1.) In the top-left side of the header, click the green pencil icon

  • It is near the top-left corner of the header, between the Course Management icon (three gears) and the My Courses drop-down navigation menu.

"How do I know it worked?"

There are several indicators to let you know you've successfully turned Editing on. These include:

  1. The green pencil icon will turn into a red power button (to turn editing off)
  2. Move icons and Edit menus will appear next to the each discrete piece of content in your course.
  3. The 'Add an Activity or Resource ' link will appear at the bottom of each section of your course.

Details

Article ID: 78714
Created
Tue 5/21/19 11:33 AM
Modified
Tue 7/28/20 12:13 PM
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