Moodle: Sections: How to create and delete course sections

Whether formatted as Topics or Weekly, sections are simply the containers in which course content is organized and stored.  New blank teaching courses are create with 10 sections, but you can delete unneeded sections or create new ones as needed.

To  create a new section, scroll down to the bottom of your Contents left sidebar.  The Create a new section link is located below Contents and just above Course Tools.

Create new section link below Contents in left sidebar

Note:  You can restore content from courses with more than 10 into courses with only 10 sections, but the higher numbered sections will not automatically appear and it will appear as if the restore partially failed.  You will need to click on the Create a new section link to add each additional needed section.  Once the section is added, the content will appear (there is no need to repeat the import process).

To delete a section, simply navigate to the unwanted section and, at the top of the section, click the X icon just below the name.

delete icon depicted as an X just below the section name

Note:  To see how to show, hide, or move sections, see this GROK article.

Support & Training

Support and training for Moodle is available via the Faculty Technology Center at For more information, please see the following article: Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview

Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of training sessions, as well as to register for a slot, please see

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