Customize Your Course

Posted August 1st, 2019 at 12:54 pm.

Moodle has several new features that allow you to customize your course:

Add a Description | Add an Image |  Star Courses

Add a Description

To add a description to your course site, go to your course’s homepage and click the Settings (gear) icon on the upper right-hand side of the page, and choose Edit Settings.

Scroll down past General to the Description area, where you will see Course Summary. Here, you can add a brief description of your course. You can also include media (images, audio, video), links to the web, or files.

When you choose the Summary option to view courses in the Course Overview box on your dashboard, the course description will appear below the title of the course.

Add an Image

To add an image to your course site, go to your course’s homepage and click the Settings (gear) icon on the upper right-hand side of the page, and choose Edit Settings.

Scroll down past General to the Description area, where you will see Course Summary and Course Image. You will be able to upload an image from your computer in the following file types: .gif, .jpg, and .png.

You can then add some metadata about your image, including the image’s author licensing properties.

After you are finished uploading your file and editing your course settings, click on Save and Display to save your course image.

The course image will now appear when you choose the Card or Summary course view in the Course Overview box on your dashboard.

Star Courses

You can also Star a course to select it as a favorite or pull up a list of starred courses.

On your Moodle dashboard page, click the three stacked dots icon on your course block, and select, Star this course.

From the filtering menu in the Course Overview section, you can then filter to Starred Courses, among other options (courses in progress, in the past, future, or hidden courses).

Want to learn more about Moodle’s new customization features? Check out this video on Course Overview Improvements.

Filed under: Moodle Tags: by Victoria Karasic

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