Moving Sections in or between Study Plans

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Instructors with course editing rights can move a section both within a Waymaker study plan or into a different study plan within the same course. A “section” is a single topic tile containing readings, videos and a self-check quiz covering a specific learning outcome.  

Moving sections is helpful when you want to change where Waymaker course content appears, so that it better matches how you plan to teach the course. Section moving is available in all non-math Waymaker courses, where editing has been enabled.

This guide answers the following questions about moving sections:

How do I reorder sections within a Waymaker study plan?

The short video below demonstrates the process for reordering a section within a Waymaker study plan. Step-by-step instructions are also provided after the video.

Step-by-Step Instructions: Move Section within a Study Plan

  1. Open the Waymaker study plan containing the section you’d like to reorder. To move an individual section, hover over that section and click on the gear icon that appears in the upper right corner.
    Note: If the gear icon does not appear, it’s likely that your Waymaker user account does not have editing rights. Learn more about who has editing rights under, “Who is able to move sections?” below.
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  2. From the Gear Icon (section menu) dropdown, click on Move. A “Move Section” popup screen will appear. Use the sections on this screen to select where you want to move the section.


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    Leaving "This study plan" selected in the Study Plan dropdown will ensure that the section is moved to a new position within its current study plan. (See below for instructions about moving sections to a different study plan.)

  3. Click on the second dropdown, Move, and choose where you want to move the section within the study plan. Selecting First moves the section to the beginning of the study plan, and Last to the end.

    Both the Before a section and After a section options allow you to position the selected section relative to other sections in the study plan. Selecting either of these options enables a third dropdown menu. Use this menu to indicate where you want the position the section, before/after another section in the study plan.


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  4. Click on the Move Section button to change the position of the section, according to the settings you selected. When you move the section, it also moves all associated quiz and Show What You Know questions.

    Note: It may take moment for the section to take its new position, so please be patient.

How do I move a section from one study plan to another?

The short video below demonstrates the process for moving a section into a different study plan. Step-by-step instructions are also provided after the video.

Step-by-Step Instructions: Move Section into a Different Study Plan

  1. Open the study plan that containing the section you want to move. To move an individual section, hover over that section and click on the gear icon that appears in the upper right corner.
    Note: If the gear icon does not appear, it’s likely that your user account does not have editing rights. Learn more about who has editing rights under, “Who is able to move sections?” below.

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  2. From the Gear Icon (section menu) dropdown, click on Move. A “Move Section” popup screen will appear. Use the settings on this screen to select where you want to move the section.

  3. Click on the Study Plan dropdown, and select the Study Plan into which you want to move the section.

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  4. Next, click on the Move dropdown menu and select where you want to move the section within the study plan you selected. Screen_Shot_2018-12-14_at_6.46.37_AM.png

    Selecting First moves the section to the beginning of the study plan, and Last to the end.
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    Before a section and After a section options allow you to position the selected section relative to other sections in the new study plan.

    Selecting either of these options enables a third dropdown menu. Use this menu to indicate where you want to position the section, before/after another section in the new study plan.Screen_Shot_2018-12-14_at_6.46.57_AM.png

  5. Click on the Move Section button to change the position of the section, according to the settings you selected. When you move the section, it also moves all associated quiz and Show What You Know questions.
    Note: It may take a moment for the section to take its new position, so please be patient.

Which sections can I move?

Course Editors can move any of the content sections listed in the “Dive In” portion of a study plan.

Key structural sections of a study plan may not be moved. These include:

    • (Get Started) Why It Matters
    • (Get Started) Show What You Know
    • (Finish Strong) Putting It Together
    • (Finish Strong) Ready for the Quiz

Who is able to move sections?

People who are designated as Course Editors have the ability to move sections. Course Editors have the ability to edit study plans (by moving and deleting sections), as well as edit quizzes and self-checks. At some institutions, one lead faculty member is responsible for editing the quiz banks and study plans that are shared across all course sections. At other institutions, multiple faculty members may share these responsibilities.

By default, the first faculty member who clicks into the course will become the sole editor. An institution may request that additional faculty be given editing rights for the same course. To do this, send a note with your request to support@lumenlearning.com.

That said, we recommend keeping the total number of authorized Course Editors to a minimum, in order to avoid potential conflicts around multiple editors working with the same course. We find it works well for faculty who are not designated Course Editors to coordinate with lead faculty members to recommend and approve edits they want to see in a shared course.

To determine which faculty are listed as editors for your Waymaker course, please check with the person at your institution who coordinates work with Lumen Learning, or contact us at support@lumenlearning.com.

Are my changes shared across course sections at my institution?

All course sections created from the same Waymaker cartridge will reflect any edits made to study plan sections and quizzes (including self-checks, Show What You Know pretests, and graded quizzes). This may occur if either the same file is used to import Waymaker content into your LMS course shell or if you have used your LMS’ course copy feature to propagate content. If you are unsure about which course sections are connected to the same Waymaker cartridge, please contact us at support@lumenlearning.com.

If your institution needs multiple versions of the same course (for example, when online vs. face-to-face sections require different content), please contact Lumen at support@lumenlearning.com to assist you. We can easily provide additional cartridges as needed to ensure your editing requirements are well-supported.

Why doesn’t the gear icon menu appear when I hover over a section?

If the gear icon doesn’t appear when you hover over sections in a study plan, it’s likely your user account does not have Course Editor rights. If you have appropriate permission from your institution, Lumen’s support team can add you as an editor to the course. Please ask the lead faculty member coordinating with Lumen to send a request to support@lumenlearning.com.

Note that any changes you make to your course will be propagated to any other course copies created from the same Waymaker cartridge. (For more information, see “Are my changes shared across course sections at my institution?” above).

If you’re unsure about whether you are personally responsible for making edits to your Waymaker course, please check with your department or contact us at support@lumenlearning.com.

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