Technology Enhanced Learning Team


Reducing the length of your course page with ‘one section per page’

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For: StaffApplication: Design and Build , QMplusTagged: course format , design

Note: This guide is relevant until mid-August 2022. Guidance relevant to the new QMplus theme will thenĀ be available here

Course pages in QMplus can easily start to become very long. As you add topics, resources and activities students can end up spending a lot of time scrolling up and down the page. The “collapsed topics” format can help with this, allowing the student to keep the topics they are not interested in closed. However large numbers of topics may still require scrolling.

There is another way to address this problem by using the “one section per page” layout. This means that instead of all the topics being on one page, they are split across several pages. The student can quickly get to the contents of the topic they require and can navigate between sections via navigation links.

Setting up your course to use the one section per page layout

  1. In your course area go to the Settings block and select Edit settings
  2. Scroll down to the Course format settings.
  3. Select Show one section per page from the Course layout drop-down menu.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and save your changes.

Image of Settings block

Image of Course Settings

What a one section per page course looks like

  1. This screenshot shows a course home page on QMplus using the “one section per page” layout.
  2. Each topic in the course area appears as a box on the page.
  3. Click on title of any topic to view the content of the topic.

Image of one section main page

The screenshot shows the course area with Topic title “Course Overview”:

  1. You can navigate to the next or previous topic by clicking on the navigation links available at the top and bottom (left/right) of the topic content box.
  2. You can use the Jump to drop-down to jump directly to any topic in the course or main course page
  3. The contents of topic 0 always appear at the top of the page. Note however that the Assessment information box only appears when you are on the course main page.

Image of one section per page

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Produced by the the Technology Enhanced Learning Team at Queen Mary University of London.

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