Help and Support (Staff)

This is one of many help and support pages that are available about the University of Nottingham's Moodle online learning environment. If you have any questions or queries concerning Moodle then contact information is at the bottom of this one-page sheet. Please browse or use the SEARCH box below.

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Moodle Help & Support 

This refers to Moodle 2.7 from July 2015 onwards

How to edit the title of a section (topic or week)

One of the most basic tasks in Moodle is to give the sections down the centre of your page appropriate names or titles, e.g. Week 1: Introduction or Assessment and Feedback

The numbering will always run from the top General section then 1 onwards.  Sections can be moved around using the cross icon next to the section number, and the rest of the sections will then be automatically renumbered.

The eye icon can be clicked to hide the section from student view. The light bulb icon can be clicked to highlight the section as the current topic.

How to edit the name of a section 

  • In your module click the "Turn editing on" button (top right)
  • Scroll to the section that you want to change
  • There is usually a default name for the section, e.g., Topic 1 or Section Title
  • Click the editing icon (Edit summary) underneath the Section name that you want to change (Topic 1 in the example below)


  • Untick  "Use default section name"
  • Type in your Section name into the box (it is not necessary to add a Summary but you can do so if you wish)

  • Click "Save changes"

How to edit the summary of a section

The summary field allows you to add as much information as you like to describe the section or to add further information.

  • In your module click the "Turn editing on" button (top right)
  • Scroll to the section that you want to change
  • Click the editing icon (Edit summary) button which will appear beneath the section title and summary
  • Edit the summary (and/or title) as required and click Save changes

Queries, comments or questions?

Please contact your local elearning support team.

Phone: (0115 95) 16677
or email:

Phone: (0574) 8818 0000 (ext. 8915)

or email:

Phone: (03) 8924 81 99
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