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Manage your content guide

Overview of how to manage your module content; including how to create a guided path through your content.

About manage your content

Moodle has lots of features to help you manage your content.

  • You can hide and delete content.
  • You can release content to students based on their group membership or on a certain date using Restrict access.
  • You can release new content when students complete an activity using Activity completion.
  • You can combine Restrict access and Activity completion to require that students to follow a particular pathway through the content or create alternative pathways through a module.

This guide provides detailed instructions on how to use these features. A quick overview of where to find these settings is outlined below.

Hide or delete content

  1. Turn Edit mode on.
  2. Open the section where the resource/activity is located.
  3. Select the three dots alongside the relevant resource or activity to review the options available.
  4. Select either Hide or Delete.

Move content

When you add new content to a section it defaults to the bottom of the section. You can move it to a new location within the section it was created in or move it to a new section.

  1. Turn Edit mode on.
  2. Open the section where the content is located.
  3. Open the section to where you want to move the content. 
  4. Ensure all other sections of the module are closed.
  5. Using the left button on your mouse, click and hold the white space surrounding the file name. The cursor will change into a four-arrowed shape and the white space will be highlighted pink.
  6. Drag and drop the file into its new position.
  7. Drag your file to the section you want it to display, then release the mouse button.
    • If you are working on a long module, keep the left mouse button pressed and select the up or down arrow on your keyboard to navigate to the new location for the content. Release the mouse button when the content has reached the correct location.

You can also move content using module index.

  1. Turn Edit mode on.
  2. Open module index on the left of the screen.
  3. Using the left button on your mouse, click and hold the content on module index, then drag and release it to the section you wish to move it to.



Activity completion and restrict access

  1. Navigate to the relevant section.
  2. Open the relevant content. The resource will open.
  3. Select Settings from the contextual navigation menu above the module name.

    Settings highlighted from contextual navigation menu on a Video Resource

  4. Scroll down to the Restrict access and Activity completion settings.
  5. Update the settings and select Save and return to module.
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