Extra menu appearing in Moodle

Jul 31, 2020


I have just tried to import an Rise 360 course into Moodle (v3.9) and an additional menu appears on the left of the screen.

Any suggestions for removing the far left menu entirely?


6 Replies
Leah Hemeon

Hi there - I've done A LOT of courses in Moodle with Articulate SCORM packages. There are specific settings in the SCORM loading screen in Moodle that you'll want to play with to get the desired effect. The most "clean" I find is to have the Articulate content open in a new window. Then you'll want to disable the "course structure" like Paula did and also hide the Moodle activity title, etc. 

Attached is a screenshot of some of the settings we use with our courses. i've been using these settings for years to create a "minimal" look for our SCORM packages in Moodle without editing actual Moodle base code.


Jonny Kowal

Hi Leah,

Thanks for your reply. I see from other forum posts that you've been looking at this for quite some time (!) so I appreciate your help here. Incidentally, by "clean", do you mean to the degree whereby in the new window the Articulate course opens to full screen without weird margins, additional panels and the like? I.e. Just the articulate functionality. I appreciate that would take fine-tuning the settings - so thanks for sending the screenshot - but just wanting to know that it is actually doable.

Depending on the answer there, my remaining issue would be re user experience and those first impressions. Logging in and entering a fairly ugly screen (from what I've seen from others who have shared screenshots) that then asks participants to click something to then open the course in a new tab - I worry this might impact engagement, coming across as clunky. Any advice on that? Can the screen the have to open the course through be manipulated to look more presentable? Thanks again for your help. 

Leah Hemeon

Hi there,

We use the rest of the Moodle options for activities, resources, etc. outside of the SCORM. Having it completely "clean" isn't a priority for us. I suggest that you play around with the settings available in Moodle and see what you can achieve. There's a course type for just SCORM (e.g. you don't want anything other than the SCORM activity). I've never tried it but it might help. There will always be some "frame" because the course is running in an LMS. Another client of ours uses SuccessFactors and the frame can't be changed at all - it's horrendous. 

I think the only way to know if you can get the "clean" look you want is to set everything up (Course settings, SCORM activity settings, etc.) and see what you can achieve.

Hope this helps some. All the best!