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Reorder Sections or Items in your Moodle Course

Moodle makes it easy to reorder and move Resources, Activities, Sections and Blocks within your course. If JavaScript is enabled in your browser (recommended), you can drag-and-drop the items to a new location on the page. If JavaScript is not enabled, you will be able to click to move items up or down. You can also use the Quick Settings block to reorder (and rename) Sections.

Note: To move multiple items at once from one Section to another Section, use the Mass Actions Block.

The Move Icons

Depending on whether Javascript is enabled in your browser, you will see a different type of move icon next to the movable items in your course.

Moodle move icon
If Javascript is enabled, the Advanced move icon will let you drag and drop Resources, Activities,  Sections or Blocks. See Use Drag and Drop to Move Items in your Course (below).
 
Basic move icon
If Javascript is NOT enabled, you will see the Basic move icon and can click to move individual items up or down. See Use the Basic Move Icon to Move Items in Your Course (below).
Note: The Gradebook will always show the Basic move icon.
 

Use Drag and Drop to Move Items within Your Course

If Javascript is enabled in your browser, you can drag-and-drop items within the Moodle course page.

  1. Click Turn Editing On (top right). Editing icons will appear.

  2. To move Activities or Resources:
    Click and drag the Move icon (Moodle move icon) at the left of the item link. As you drag, Moodle will dim the items under the item you are dragging. Release the mouse to drop the item in a new location.
    Note: If you are using the Collapsed topics format, you cannot move an item into a closed section. First click the Section name to open the closed section.

    To move a Section:
    Click and drag the Move icon (Moodle move icon) at top left of the Section. As you drag over other Sections they will dim. Release the mouse to drop the Section into a new location. 
    If you are using the default Collapsed topics format, it can be convenient to click Close All (above top Section), then drag Sections into a new order. This makes it easier to see what you're doing.
    Note: You cannot move the top (General) section.

    To move a Block:
    Click and drag the Move icon (Moodle move icon) at top right of the block. As you drag the block over other blocks, they will dim and pop apart. Drop the block into a new location.
     

Use the Basic Move Icon to Move Items in Your Course

When JavaScript is NOT enabled in your browser the Basic move icon (Basic move icon) shows for Resources, Activities, Sections, and Blocks. The Gradebook always shows the Basic move icon.

  1. Click Turn Editing On (top right). Editing icons will appear.

  2. Click the move icon (Basic move icon) for the item you wish to move. Moodle uses move here boxes to let you place items in a new location:
    • For Activities and Resources, Moodle will highlight the available move locations with an arrow and box. Move Arrow and Box
    • For Blocks, Moodle will show a box for available locations. Block Move Box
    • For Sections, click the Move Up (Move up arrow) or Move Down (Move down arrow) arrow on the right.
  3. Click the Move to here box that appears at the location where you want the item to relocate.

Reorder or Rename Sections from the Quick Settings Block

The Quick Settings block lets you rename, reorder, or delete Sections from a single interface.

  1. In the Quick Settings block, click Edit sections. The Edit sections page will open.
    • To edit a Section name, highlight and replace the name text.
    • To add an additional Section to the course, select a section and click Add section after selected/save.
    • To reorder Sections, edit the value (weight) for the Section.
  2. Click Save changes, return to course. Your changes will appear on the course page.