Moodle: Buttons Course Format

This article applies to:

  • Carleton Faculty, Staff, or Students who are configuring a Moodle page.


The Buttons course format creates a menu with buttons in JavaScript to access the sections, one by one. It has features to create group of sections (example: modules, period) and change the button colors.

Configuring the Buttons Course Format

  1. Enter the Edit Settings menu to access the Course settings page.
    On Fordson (Do not force), this is via the Course Management section (the icon in the top-left).
    On Moove and Carleton Boost, this is via the Actions menu (the icon in the top-right).
  2. Scroll to and expand the Course Format section. In the menu next to the Format label, select Buttons format. Your course will load for a moment, then you will see new options within this section.
  3. In addition to specifying the number of sections on your course page, you can also choose to group sections, give them titles, choose the numbering method or the shape of the buttons.
  4. When you are finished, select either Save and Display.

Pictured below is an example of the Buttons format. The buttons at the top labeled 1 through 10 are used to navigate sections. Buttons 8 through 10 have no content under them in this course, so they are unable to be entered.​​​​​​


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Created by Carly Born, Fri 7/30/21. Last modified by Sam Johnson-Lacoss '24, Mon 9/12/22.

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