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Edit paper settings

This  page explains how to edit some important features and functions at paper level, i.e settings that apply to your Moodle paper as a whole, including paper visibility, image, format, enabling completion tracking, and default group mode.

  1. Select the Settings tab on your paper's homepage.

    The top section of the main page of a Moodle paper with a red rectangle around the tab called 'Settings' in a list of tabs across the centre of the page.

  2. In the General section, you can change Course visibility to Show or Hide the paper. If it is hidden, it won't be visible to students. Only users with the capability to view hidden papers will be able to access it.

  3. In the Appearance section, Paper image allows you to upload or drag and drop an image that will be the paper banner on your Moodle home page and shown in the Dashboard course list.
  4. In the Course format section, you can choose the format of your course.
  5. Note:
    Most papers are in either UoW Topics or UoW Weekly format.

    You can also change other settings:

    • Whether hidden sections are shown in collapsed form or completely invisible until you unhide them.
    • If you want your paper to show all sections on one page.
    • If the sections should be collapsed or always appear expanded.

  6. Choosing to enable Completion tracking allows the use of completion settings in activities and paper completion conditions. We recommend the use of these to help guide student progression through a paper and help the lecturer engage students, monitor progress and identify potential areas of concern. Completion tracking is on by default on new papers.

  7. In the Groups section, there are three Group mode optionsWhat you select here will be the default for any activities that allow the use of groups. To choose a different mode for a particular activity or resource, use the Group settings for that activity.

    No groups: all students are in one community working together.
    Separate groups: each group member can only see their own group.
    Visible groups: students work in groups but can also see other groups.  

    If you Force group mode, the paper-level group setting will apply to all activities. If you don't force group mode, you will be able to define the group settings of individual activities.

  8. Finally, scroll down and select Save and display.

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