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Course Format - Collapsed Topics


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 “Collapsed Topics” 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 - Collapsed topics 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 Collapsed Topics format option. 

Collapsed Topics format appearance

The collapsed topics format is similar to the standard topics format, except that each section of content sits under a collapsed topic heading. Meaning the user will need to click the topic heading to expand the topic and access the activities contained within it. 

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Editing the Collapsed Topics format

To add a new topic 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 topics from the course.

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You can also edit the ordering of topics (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. 

Test pathway content page

Step 3 - Save

Once you have selected the correct course format and saved these changes you can then make any required adjustments to the topics 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. 

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