Flexible sections course format
|Flexible sections course format
This course format looks very similar to Topics format except:
- there is no limit to the number of sections which can be added and removed as necessary
- sections can also be added inside other sections
- each section (regardless of its nesting level) can be shown expanded or collapsed. Teacher can change it in edit mode.
- If a section is displayed collapsed, its name is displayed as a link to the separate page and on this separate page the link "Back to ... " is displayed
- If teacher hides a section all nested sections and activities become hidden as well.
Please note that if a section has both activities and subsections, activities are displayed first.
How it works
Once installed by an administrator, a teacher can select the flexible sections course format from Course administration >Edit settings.
The sections then appear in 'boxes' in the course and when the editing is turned on, the teacher can add sections within sections:
The teacher can decide, for each subsection, whether to display all the contents expanded or collapsed:
When the student has finished with the content in that subsection, a link takes them back to the original course section:
The teacher can make some subsections collapsed and some expanded (such as with 'Reading materials' in the next screenshot). Expanded subsections show their title and content in a similar way to using labels to divide up activities in a regular course format: