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This book contains information about changes to Moodle.

Edit Sections

Editing controls for sections (modules) have been consolidated in a drop-down menu in the upper right corner of each section.

Note: While you can now delete a section easily with this control, the delete symbol only appears if content has been added to the section. You'll be asked to confirm that you are absolutely sure you want to delete the section and the activities it contains, so there is little likelihood of deleting a section by mistake. To eliminate empty sections, update the number of sections indicated in the Course format options area under Edit settings in the Course administration block or use the Reduce the number of sections minus sign in the lower right corner of the main course page to remove a section at a time.

The illustration on the left shows where we have been accustomed to locating these controls and the image on the right demonstrates where the new controls can be found. The Edit topic link allows you to change the name of the section and add information about the section in the textbox provided. Editing the topic also allows you to restrict students' access to the section based on a specific date or completion of a previous activity.

Edit section tools