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Change Course to Weekly Format

Why do this?

By default your course container is organized into topics with each topic initially named Topic 1, Topic 2, etc. (the topic names can be manually changed). However, you can change the format of the course to the Weekly Format so that each section covers one week and the name of the section is automatically set as the dates for that week. The course start date determines when a week starts and with what date. For example, in a course with a start date of August 27th the first section would be automatically named "27 August - 2 September."

To Change the Course Format

  1. Click the gear icon in the upper right to open the Course Administration. Then click Edit Settings.

 edit settings link in course administration block

  1. On the right hand side, click on Course Format.

 course format section

  1. Change the Format to Weekly Format.

 choose Weekly Format from Format dropdown

  1. Scroll up and on the left hand side, set the Course Start Date. This will be the first date of the first week.

 course start date

  1. Uncheck the box for “Calculate the end date from the number of sections.” Check the enable box for Course End Date and set the desired date. Although this does not restrict access to the course, we recommend setting a date that is after the course is completed.

 course end date

  1. Click Save and display.

 save and display button

If you previously had manually set the names of the topics, those names will still be there. To replace them with the dates, simply click Edit Section for the section.

 edit section icon under section name

Then uncheck the box for Custom.

 custom check box

Click the Save Changes button. The name of the topic will then automatically be the appropriate dates for that week.