Course formats dictate the look and feel of a given course page, they can alter the way elements are presented to a user and the way in which you can customise the visual appearance of the course. This guide will show you how to use the “Buttons” course format.
Step 1 - Navigate
You can find the Course Format settings within the settings page of your course by going to:
*Course name* > Settings > Course format
Step 2 - Buttons format
From within the Course Format settings area, you can select the required format by using the format drop-down menu. By default all courses are created using the Topics format, so this will need to be changed to the Buttons format option.
Buttons format appearance
The buttons format allows you to display each section of content under a separate “Button” heading. Users will only be able to see the content which is displayed under the selected button and will need to click through to the next numbered page to view the next section.
Editing the Buttons format
To add a new button to the course, enable “Edit mode” using the toggle in the top right of the page and scroll down to the bottom of the page, you can then use the “+” or “-” button to add or remove buttons from the course.
You can also edit the ordering of buttons (or the activities included within them) by using the navigation menu on the left of the course page. With “Edit mode” enabled, you’ll be able to drag and drop topics to move their positioning within the course.
Step 3 - Save
Once you have selected the correct course format and saved these changes you can then make any required adjustments to the buttons included within the course and these will automatically be saved. If you change the course format following this, then any settings made in relation to the original course format will be lost.