Understanding Editing Icons

In order to add and edit course content, it is necessary to understand the editing icons used in Moodle. They are designed to be fairly intuitive, so the following guide is here in case you need a quick reference.

Typical Grouping of Editing Icons

When editing is turned on, you will see the word Edit on the right of resource and activity. Select the gray triangle next to Edit to reveal a drop down menu. The drop down menu has icons that allow you to edit settings, move right/left, hide, duplicate, assign roles, and delete the resource or section.

In addition, most blocks and resources have an icon that allows for changing its place on the main page or for editing just the title of the resource. For a complete rundown of the Moodle editing icons, see below.

Moodle Editing Icons

If you haven’t already done so, turn editing on. Take a few minutes to review the main Moodle editing icons pictured below.

gray icon of pencil Edit the title of a label, a resource, or an activity.
gray icon of left arrow Select to move label, resource, or activity to the left.
gray icon of right arrow Select to move label, resource, or activity to the right.
gray icon of gear

Edit the settings or content of a label, resource, or activity.

gray icon of cardinal directions for drop and drag Click to drag label, resource, or activity up or down.
gray icon of two identical sheets of paper Duplicate a label, resource, or activity.
gray icon of X Delete label, resource, or activity.
gray icon of download arrow Backup your current Moodle course.
gray icon of upload arrow Restore a previous Moodle course.
gray icon of head with plus symbol Assign roles for a resource or activity.
gray icon of funnel Filter settings.
gray icon of human eye Label, resource, activity, or section is visible. Select to hide.
gray icon of human eye with diagonal line through it Label, resource, activity, or section is hidden. Select to make visible.
gray icon of lightbulb Select to highlight a section light blue.

Now that you are familiar with editing icons, you can familiarize yourself with how to edit text in Moodle.