Adding the Mass Actions Block

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The Mass Actions Block allows instructors to perform actions upon multiple resources or activities in a Moodle course simultaneously, rather than having to perform repeated actions on individual items.

NOTE: In order to use the Mass Actions block to duplicate content from one course to another, you must first have an editing role (teacher or staging manager) in the target course.

The Mass Actions Block allows for the following mass or bulk editing actions:

  • Duplicate activities or resources
  • Delete activities or resources
  • Move activities or resources
  • Show or Hide activities or resources
  • Indent or outdent activities or resources

These editing options apply to any activity (e.g., assignment, quiz, forum) or resource (e.g., pdf file, page, URL) added to a Moodle course. It does not apply to content added to the section summary.

From the top-right corner of the page, toggle Edit mode into the On position.

Turn Editing On button is found in the top-right corner of a Moodle page you have permission to modify content for.

Locate the Add a Block item at the top of the expanded Block drawer on the right side of the page.

From the Add… menu, select Mass Actions.

The Mass Actions block will appear below the other blocks in the block drawer, and a checkbox will be added to the left of each Resource and Activity on your course page.

NOTE: The Mass Actions block and checkboxes will only be visible when Edit mode is turned on.

Now you can use the Mass Actions block to perform changes to your course efficiently.