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Organising QMplus course content into tabs

To provide more flexibility in structuring content in your QMplus areas, it is possible to move sections into separate tabs. These tabs appear towards the top of your QMplus area and are therefore particularly useful for content that needs to be accessed quickly.

This guide shows you how to make the best use of tabs in your QMplus course.

What tabs look like

Once you have set them up, tabs appear at the top of your QMplus course area. Each tab can contain any number of sections. By default you can have up to 5 tabs. It is possible to increase this but we don’t recommend that you add too many tabs to your course as the display can become crowded.

Adding tabs to a course

Although tabs may already be configured in your course area, they won’t display until you put content in to them. Adding content to a tab is easy…you simply select the section and send it to display in one of your tabs.

To do this, first click the pencil symbol at the top right of the screen to turn editing on.

Go to the section you wish to put into a tab, click on the Edit item on the right of the section title and choose the tab you want the section to display in. In this example, we send the “Recordings” section to Tab 1.

Now we have a tab with the title Tab 1 which contains the content in the Recordings section.

You can continue to choose sections and send them to display in tabs.

Moving and renaming tabs

By default, tabs are ordered according to when they were added. Their names, unless taken from a section name, are Tab 1, 2, etc., until you rename them.

  1. To move a tab: hover the mouse over the tab until a cross hair appears, then click and drag the tab to its new position. Note that you cannot move any tabs to the left of the Module Content tab.
  2. To rename a tab: select the pencil, type the new name and press Enter.

Tips for tabs

  • Don’t use too many tabs
  • Tabs work well for resources that need to be quickly accessed e.g a reading list for a module, course handbooks, assessment information
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