Moodle Student Guidebook

5. Course Formats

The primary content area is where your instructor will place the material that makes up the elements of your course site. A course homepage may vary in appearance depending on how your instructor has designed the course.

The three commonly used course formats are: Topics, Weekly and Collapsed Topics.

  • Topics Format: Course material is organized according to topics. Under each topic (1, 2, 3 ...) you will find different information.
  • Weekly Format: Course material is organized according to the dates you are to complete the associated activities. To and from dates are listed as a title.
  • Collapsed Topics: Course material is organized according to topics or weeks, but each topic section can be expanded and collapsed. Users just click the pointer icon to the left of the topic titles to expand and see the resources and activities in each section; or they may use the Open all or Close all options above the topics.

Screen shot collection of examples of the most popular course formats