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Organize a Moodle Site: Topics vs. Weeks

Moodle gives you the option of setting up your course by topic/theme or by week. This allows you to customize the layout so that it is tailored to your course.

1) To change this setting, look to Settings (gear icon) on the right-hand side of the page and click the “Edit Settings” link.

2) Look for the “Course Format” underneath “Description.” Click on the drop-down menu that will allow you to choose from “Topics Format” and “Weekly Format.” If you choose the ‘”Weekly Format,” your course will be organized according to week. Note: You should make sure that your course start date is correct if you choose this option (these settings will also be found on this page). For the “Topics Format,” you should make sure to set the amount of topics you will need. With both formats, you should set the number of weeks/topics to the correct number for your course.

3) When you are done, click the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the page. Now when you return to your course, your page should be organized in the format you have chosen. If you make a mistake or wish to change something later, you can always go back and make the change in the “Edit Settings” page.