Moodle: Flexible sections


Flexible Sections allows to have nested sections and each section may be displayed expanded (with all content on the parent section page) or collapsed (as a link to a separate page)

This course format looks very similar to Topics format except:

  • sections can be added inside other sections
  • each section (regardless of its nesting level) can be shown either on the same page as parent or on a separate page. Teacher can change it in edit mode.
  • If section is displayed on a separate page, it’s name is displayed as a link and on this  page the link “Back to … ” is displayed

If teacher hides a section all nested sections and activities become hidden as well.

Please note that if section has both activities and subsections activities are displayed first.

Set up

1.Click Open course menu > Settings

open course menu
course menu settings

2.Expand Course format

3.Select Flexible sections format from the dropdown

course format selection

4.Click the Save and display button

save and display button


Flexible layout example

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