Moodle has five basic layouts that can be applied to a course site. On this page, we will go over how to choose and modify a layout so that it will meet the needs of your class.
1. From your course homepage, click on the Administration gear in the upper right corner of the screen below your profile, and then choose Edit Settings.
2. Scroll down until you find the Course Format tab (you might have to click on the title to open the section). Click on pull-down menu in the far right of the Format line.
The three most commonly used formats are:
The other formats are used in very specific circumstances. The Single Activity format allows you to make a setup that is only oriented on a single topic or activity, for example a quiz. You can specify the the type of activity in Course Settings. The Social format strips the site of most functionality and provides the user with a single discussion forum.
3. After choosing the layout format, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Save changes.
1. In order for the Weekly format to function properly, you must set your Course start date. To set/confirm the Course start date, click on the Administration gear again, and choose Edit Settings. Under the General tab you will find the Course start date line with calendar settings for the start of your course. By default, your course start date will be the same as the start date listed in Colleague. (Note--it's important to confirm that your course start date is correct even if you aren't using Weekly Topics).
This setting determines whether the site is available to students. If the course is set as hidden, students will not see the course site on their course list and will be unable to access it. To set it, go to the General tab (via Edit Settings) and look for the Course Visibility line. Select Show from the dropdown menu.