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Deleting Modules and Topics in D2L's Content Area

You can delete both modules and topics from the Content area. Note that if you delete a module, all of the topics within it will also be deleted.

Deleting a Module

  1. Click the (A) dropdown arrow next to the name of the module that you want to delete, then select the (B) Delete Module option. A pop-up window will open.
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  2. Select an option for deletion:
    • Remove the module and all nested modules and topics from Content but keep all associated files and activities in the course: Selecting this option will delete the module and the topics in it from the Content area, but any files or activities linked to it (e.g., submission folder, discussion topic) will not be deleted.
    • Permanently delete and remove all nested modules, topics, and all associated files and activities from the course (not recommended): Selecting this option deletes both the module and the topics in it from the Content area and any files or activities that are linked to it.
  3. Click the blue Delete button at the bottom of the window.
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Deleting a Topic

  1. Click the (A) dropdown arrow next to the name of the topic that you want to delete, then select the (B) Delete Topic option. A pop-up window will open.
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  2. Select an option for deletion:
    • Remove the topic from Content but keep the associated file or activity in the course: Selecting this option will delete the topic from the Content area, but the file or activity linked to it (e.g., submission folder, discussion topic) will not be deleted.
    • Permanently delete both the topic from Content and the associated file or activity from the course: Selecting this option will delete both the topic and the activity or file associated with it.
  3. Click the blue Delete button at the bottom of the window.
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NEXT STEPS

You might need to add dates to your topics within the Content area. View the Setting Dates and Availability guide for more information.

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