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Moodle Help & Support 

This refers to Moodle 2.7 from July 2015 onward

How to move items around the Moodle page

You can easily drag and drop items to move them around a Moodle page. To do this, click on the Turn editing on button (top right). 

Click and hold to drag the crossed arrows icon next to the section or resource you'd like to move. (indicated on the left of the screenshot below)

Editing icons


Cross / crossed arrows: Click on and hold down this icon  to drag items around the page


Other editing icons

Pencil: This will edit the title of the resource. Make sure you press Enter to save your changes.

Edit settings: This will give you access to the full range of settings for the resource or activity.

Move right: This will indent an item to the right hand side. (Once the Move right option is used, the Move left option will be added to the Edit drop-down menu)

Hide: This makes the item unavailable to students.

Duplicate: This copies the item, which will then appear below. This is useful for creating multiple items that might share similar information.

Assign roles: By assigning a role to a user in a context, you are granting them the permissions contained in that role, for the current context and all lower contexts. For example, if a user is assigned the role of student in a module, they will also have the role of student for all activities and blocks within the module .

Delete: This removes the item completely. Be sure that you wish to delete the item, as it cannot be retrieved once removed. 


The following video explains how to move items around the page in Moodle. 




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The following other resources are also relevant to this topic:

How to copy or import a resource or activity (or multiple items) from one module to another

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