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How to manage categories (Admin)

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For: StaffApplication: Administering your moduleTagged: Administrators

Course categories organise courses into sections for all users. Teachers and students will find it easier to find their course areas if they are organised in descriptive categories. In QMplus, courses are placed into a Faculty level category, and then within further sub-categories for their schools/departments or programme.

This guide covers how to:

It assumes that:

  • You have Administrator access to QMplus

 

 1. Adding a category

To add a category, on the homepage on QMplus, raise a ticket with the Helpdesk.

You will need to give the following details:

  1. Name of the parent category it should be under (and subcategory, should it apply) e.g. Humanities and Social Sciences.
  2. New name you would like to give the category
  3. If you would like the category to be visible or hidden.

2. Editing/moving a category

1. Log into QMplus, under ‘My QMplus’ click on ‘All modules’.

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2. Click on the category which your department belongs to.

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3. Click on the School which you have administrator access to.

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4. On the left hand ‘Settings’ block click ‘Manage this category’.

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5. To move a particular category check the box to the left of the name and select the category you would like to move it to from the drop down ‘Move selected categories to’.

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To delete a category select ‘Edit’ and ‘Delete’ to remove the category.

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3. Hiding a category

Categories may be easily hidden or shown by following the steps 1-4 above. Under category management click the ‘eye’ icon of the category you wish to hide. Hidden categories are only visible to site administrators or those with the capability to “view hidden courses”.


4. Adding a sub-category

You might want to add a subcategory to organise your page for e.g. Science might have sub categories of Biology, Physics and Chemistry. You can make one category a subcategory of another by checking the box to the left of its name and then by selecting from the drop down menu ‘Move selected categories to’. You can create a new, empty sub-category by following steps 1-3 above. On the left hand ‘Settings’ block click Add a subcategory‘.

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5. Adding your course to a category

To add your course to a category ‘turn editing on’ and select ‘edit settings’ from the Settings block on the left hand side.

Under the ‘General’ settings select your relevant ‘course category’ from the drop down menu and select ‘Save changes’.

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Did this answer your query? If not, you can raise a ticket on the online Helpdesk or email: its-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk . Alternatively you can also request a particular guide on our guides request tracker.

Produced by the the E-Learning Unit at Queen Mary University of London.
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