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What are Course Sections?

Course sections provide an additional way to organize your content. You can still structure your course into lessons and/or topics, but now you can add optional sections as well.

What Are Course Sections?

Sections are simple, text-only headings that can be used to break your course content into… sections. They can only be added at the top-level within a course. In other words, sections must be placed before (and outside of) lessons.

✅ Course → Section → Lesson → Topic
❌ Course → Lesson → Section → Topic

Other important notes regarding sections:

  • Sections are text-only headings. They do not directly contain content. All content is still placed within lessons and/or topics.
  • There is no limit to the number of sections you use.
  • Sections are unique to every course. They cannot be shared across multiple courses.

Example

It might be helpful to look at a few situations where you might want to use a course section. Here are a few examples:

  • Your course only consists of lessons (you’re not using topics at all)
  • You have 40 total lessons
  • Those 40 lessons discuss 4 main themes, each theme consisting of 10 lessons

In this example, you might want to use a section before each group of 10 lessons that relate to a particular theme. Your setup might look like this:

Theme 1 (section)

  • Lesson 1
  • Lesson 10

Theme 2 (section)

  • Lesson 1
  • Lesson 10

… and so on.

How to Use Sections

Add New Section

Before adding a section, you can click on an existing lesson to select it (it will be outlined in blue). Now, when you add a new section heading, it will be placed immediately after the lesson you have selected.

Within the course builder (below any lessons or topics you have already added):

  1. Click the + New Section Heading link
  2. Type the name of your heading
  3. Hit Enter, or click the Add Section Heading button

Move Sections

To drag & drop a heading:

  1. Immediately preceding the section heading, look for an icon with 6 dots
  2. Hover over that icon
  3. Click and hold down your mouse
  4. Drag the section to its new location
  5. Release your mouse

To move a section up or down one level at a time:

  1. Locate the up and down arrows immediately preceding the section heading
  2. Click either arrow to move the section in your desired direction

Remove Sections

To remove a section:

  1. Hover over the section you’d like to remove
  2. Click the red Remove link