Please Note: This feature is only available in courses that support the updated assessment experience. If you don't see this option when clicking on the edit menu on a section tile, and instead see delete you are on an older course. Please see our helpdesk article on deleting sections.
Hiding a Section
This guide will answer the following questions about hiding sections:
- How do I hide a section?
- What sections can I hide?
- Who is able to hide sections?
- When a section is hidden, does that apply in all course sections/copies?
- Is there any way to undo section hiding? Can I get a section back?
- I can’t hide a section. Why isn’t the edit menu icon available?
How do I hide a section?
As an instructor with course editing rights, you can hide a section from students within a study plan.
You can watch this short gif below to quickly get familiarized with section hiding, or you can follow the step by step process below.
Open the study plan that you want to remove a section from. To hide and click on the vertical ellipsis icon that appears in the upper right corner of the section tile.
Note: If the edit ellipsis icon does not appear its likely that your user account does not have editing rights. Please see Who is able to hide sections? below.
In the section menu drop down, click on the Hide link.
The section will then be hidden from the study plan, along with all associated questions (i.e. the questions related to outcomes covered in this section will be removed from the show what you know and final module quiz).
Once hidden only faculty will be able to see that section, and only when they are in teacher view mode, and check the Show Hidden Sections checkbox in the top menu.
What sections can I hide?
Certain sections can not be hidden from a Waymaker study plan. Any content section (under dive in), Cerego section or StatTutor section can be hidden, however as key structural elements of the study plan the Why it Matters, Show What You Know, Putting It Together, and Ready for the Quiz sections can not be.
Who is able to hide sections?
Only designated course editors can hide sections. Who the designated editor is will depends on how editing has been set up for the Waymaker course at your institution. At some institutions, one lead faculty member is responsible for editing the quiz banks and study plans that are shared across all course sections.
By default the first faculty member that clicks into the course will become the lead, and sole, editor. An institution may however request that additional faculty be given editor rights or that editing is opened up to all faculty members of the course.
If you’re unsure about whether you are personally responsible for making quiz edits, please check with the person at your institution who coordinates work with Lumen Learning or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If faculty who are not responsible for making edits identify the need to hide a section they will need to coordinate with the lead faculty who is responsible for making such edits.
When a section is hidden, does that apply in all course sections/copies?
It is possible, and in many cases likely, that the version of your Waymaker course is shared across multiple course sections at your institution.
Any course sections created from the same Waymaker cartridge will share both section and quiz edits. If you are unsure of which course sections at your institution are connected to the same course version please contact us on email@example.com.
If you would like to have an isolated course in which you can make your own edits without impacting anyone else please contact Lumen and we will get you a new course cartridge tied to a new Waymaker course version.
Is there any way to undo section hiding? Can I get a section back?
Yes! Once a section is hidden the editor can chose to re-show a section. Please see showing a hidden section.
I can’t hide a section. Why isn’t the edit icon menu available?
If the edit menu icon ins’t appearing on your study plan dive in tiles its likely that your user account does not have editing rights. Lumen can add you as an editor on your course, however it is also important to consider that edits may be shared across multiple course sections at your institution (see info about shared edits above).
If you’re unsure about whether you are personally responsible for making quiz edits, please check with the person at your institution who coordinates work with Lumen Learning.