Topic summary and label

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Topic summary

In a Moodle course, course contents are organized into sections. The first section is General section, which appears in all Moodle courses. It is then followed by 1 to 52 sections as defined in the course setting. Each section corresponds to a topic or a week, depending on the course format. Section summary is a short description about its section. It is placed just below the section name.

To edit section summary in the course home page

  1. Click “Turn editing on” if you have not already done so.

  2. Click the “Edit summary” icon next to the section summary.

  3. Enter section summary in Summary.

  4. Click “Save Changes“.


Labels provide an easy way to put additional information or descriptions anywhere within a section. They may also be placeholders for images to be shown directly on the course home page.

To add a label in a section

  1. Click “Turn editing on” if you have not already done so.

  2. Click “Add an activity or resource” and select Label. The setting page will be displayed.

  3. Enter and format text in the WYSIWYG editor.

  4. Add a link to the text by highlighting the text, and then clicking Insert/edit link button. Enter the URL in the pop-up window.

  5. Add an image by clicking Insert/edit image button. In the pop-up window, enter the image URL, or click Find or upload an image

  6. Click “Insert“.