Sapling Learning > Course Page Basics

Document created by Digital Support on Jan 25, 2017Last modified by Digital Support on Jul 27, 2017
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To edit something on your course home page

  1. First navigate to the item you wish to edit

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  1. Click the three dots to the right of the item.

This is the "Edit Menu"


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  1. Choose the appropriate option

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  • Show Only Topic (specific to topics/units): Shows only one topic/unit per page. You can navigate between topic pages using the Jump to... drop-down or page number links that appear at the bottom of the page. Note that each user can choose to show only one or all topics. In other words, your setting does not affect anyone else’s personal setting. Tip: if a student claims they cannot see an assignment, it could be because they accidentally clicked Show Only Topic.
  • Highlight (specific to topics/units): This option is only available if your course is in Topics format. Click to highlight a topic block. Click again to un-highlight. In Weekly format, the current week will automatically highlight. The format can be changed by going to Settings.
  • Edit: Allows you to change settings of a resource or activity.
  • Hide/Show: Hidden links appear grayed-out to instructors and are completely invisible to students. When hiding a topic block/unit, the entire block and its contents will become hidden. The hide/show setting on a topic block overrides the hide/show setting on each resource in the block.
  • Delete: Deletes the activity or resource forever. There is a confirmation, but no undo. When deleting a topic block/unit, the entire block and its contents will be deleted.
  • Move: After clicking the move button, you will be prompted to click on a rectangle that represents the desired position of the topic or resource.
  • Duplicate (specific to activities): Click this button to copy the assignment. The new copy will appear just below the original. The copy will be hidden from students and it won't have any dates set, but all other settings (points, policy, etc.) will match the original.
  • Group Mode (specific to forums using groups): For more information, see the help article on Forums (Discussion Boards).

To switch your role to student click Switch role to student in upper right corner

For more information on viewing your course page as a student, please read the article "How can I see what students see?".

To increase/decrease number the of topic blocks

  1. Go to Settings

  1. Increase the number of weeks/topics

  1. Click Save changes


Note: Activities that will be used in the course must be moved to a visible topic block before the topic block is removed. Activities in hidden topic blocks may only be accessed from the Gradebook or Activities and Due Dates pages. Deleting the topic block will remove it entirely. Removing topic blocks that contain activities may lead to inaccurate grade calculations.
 

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