One common Edit Mode-related problem instructors encounter is that they can’t add or edit course content if Edit Mode is OFF. The Build buttons that are usually located at the top of a folder (Build Content, Assessments, etc.) will disappear whenever Edit Mode is OFF. If you notice that those options do not appear for you, check to see whether your Edit Mode is ON or OFF. When you turn it ON, those buttons should reappear, and you will be able to add to and edit your course shell as usual.
If Edit Mode is OFF and you want to turn it back on, click on the gray OFF button. It will change and read “ON.”
Image 1 - Edit Mode ON
Image 2 - Edit Mode OFF
Notice in Image 1 – where Edit Mode is on – there is an unavailable assignment that is visible. Unavailable assignments cannot be seen by students, only instructors. But in Image 2 –when Edit Mode is off – this assignment is no longer visible. Turning Edit Mode OFF can be a quick way to check and see what is visible or hidden to students in a specific folder. However, if you would like to interact with tools in LEARN, such as discussions or quizzes, from the students’ perspective, you will want to use Student Preview Mode instead.