Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.4. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle may be available here: Course list.
The order in which courses are listed on the front page can be set by an administrator in Settings > Site administration > Courses > Add/edit courses.
An administrator can change the following course settings in Settings > Site administration > Appearance > Courses.
Users with the selected role(s) e.g. teachers are listed in the course description.
By default, users with the role of teacher in a course are listed in the course description for that course. If a course has several teachers, the course description can become rather long. In this case, you can create a role e.g. head of subject with no capabilities set and assign it to selected users in addition to their teacher role. If you then select only the head of subject role in the course managers setting, the course description will be shorter.
Display extended course names
By default, only course full names are displayed in the list of courses. If you check this box, then the course short name will also be displayed. Enabling this will also allow you to edit the wording using Language customization. See the forum discussion Course Extended Name Display Language Modification for further details.
Courses per page
Here you can select how many courses you wish to be displayed per page in the course listing
Courses with summaries limit
in Moodle 2.4!
When courses are listed, they show the full course summary. Displaying the full summary is very useful, but can make pages very long. If you have a great number of courses, it might be better to display the clickable icon taking you to more information (ie, the full summary) Here you can decide the number of courses that will display the full summary before Moodle reverts to the "more information" icon.