Every Moodle course is different; however the following list provides a brief summary of some of the icons and functions that may appear within a given Moodle course.


Editing and Navigation

Turn Editing On

Turn Editing Off

Move (topic, activity, resource or block)

Underneath the Edit menu for an activity or resource there are further options.

1.Update/edit (activity or resource)

2. Indent activity or resource to the left or the right

3. Hide/show (topic, activity or resource)

4. Duplicate activity or resource

5. Assign a role to the activity

6. Delete the activity or resource

Underneath the topic Edit menu, there are further options.

1.Edit topic (e.g. edit the header)

2. Highlight topic

3. Hide topic (changes to Show topic when topic is hidden)

4. Delete topic


Elsewhere on the page, you will also encounter these icons:

 Help (contextual)

Dock block



Word file

Excel file

PowerPoint file

PDF file


(Further details on Uploading Files can be found elsewhere)

 Working with Folders

 IMS content page


 Linking to external websites

When uploading a .zip file, you will be presented with 3 options: