Boost Theme

Highlights important features for navigation and editing in the default Boost theme

Last Updated: July 7th, 2022

What is Boost 

The default theme for all courses is "Boost". Boost theme makes editing easier and more convenient. Also increasing accessibility, it is more mobile-friendly with the Moodle app, improves navigation, making courses more ADA compliant. Here is a list of where common menus and buttons are located in this theme:

Administration Block

The course administration options are found at the gear, or wheel, icon located at the top right section on your course main page, to the right of where the name of your course is displayed. In this drop-down menu, you can access course settings, the turn editing on feature, gradebook setup, import, and several other options.

The gear/administration menu at the top right on your course page.

Users, Reports, Question Bank

At the bottom of the drop-down menu, select More. This will take you to your Course administration page. This includes users and reports(tabs near the top), Import and restore, Question bank and category editing, and other items.
Course administration page after using the Gear icon and selecting More.

Navigation menu

In the upper left-hand corner of the course, there is a button with three horizontal bars. Click this to show or hide your navigation menu.

This menu allows you to jump to the course participants, gradebook, the different sections of your section, and a few other areas of Moodle.

Hamburger navigation menu (three stacked horizontal lines) at the top left of course pages.

Return Home/Lane Logo

By clicking on the LaneOnline Logo at the top left of the screen you can return to the LaneOnline home page.

LaneOnline Logo at the top of the page next to the Navigation pop out button.

Turn Editing on

Use the dark blue button at the top right on your course page, near the gear icon, to Turn Editing on. This allows you to begin adding and editing content on your course main page.

Turn editing on button at the top of the screen near the gear menu.

Editing Activities and Resources

This can be done from the course main page when editing is turned on or by clicking on the activity and using the Gear icon at the top right in the activity or resource page.


You can no longer put blocks on the left side of your course and are restricted to only the right side. With Boost being more mobile-friendly, when you make the screen about the size of an iPad, smaller than 3/4th size, of the computer screen. your blocks will move from the right side to the bottom of the page. This makes more room for course content to show on smaller screen sizes.

Adding a block: Turn editing on. Scroll to the bottom of your navigation menu and there will be an option to Add a block.

ATC Support & Hours of Operation

Weekday Support, Monday - Friday

The ATC is open to in-person assistance. Support is available through the above remote options and on campus at CEN 208

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