This topic presents how to create a course in a Moodle Site and
how to organize courses into different categories.
Course categories organize courses for all Moodle site
A Course creator, Administrator or Manager can put all courses in the
Miscellaneous category. However, teachers and students will
find it easier to find their classes if they are organized in
The list of courses within a category by default shows the
teachers and the summary of each course. If the number of
courses within a category exceeds 9 (10 or more), then a short
list without teachers and summary is shown.
Adding categories is very simple:
Go to Administration > Site administration >
Courses > Add a category
Complete the details required and click 'Create category.'
Alternatively, you can go to Administration>Site
administration>Courses>Manage courses and
categories and click the link 'Create new category'.
If you are on the category page (or you only have Manager
rights at a Course Category level), click the 'Manage courses'
button at the top-right of the page and then click the link
'Create new category'.
To create a new course, go
Administration → Courses → Add a New
Enter full and short course names (“Workplace Safety”)
and click Save and Display.