Sometimes when a user copies and pastes material from Microsoft Word into an area of the site, such as a course section summary, extraneous markup is brought over which renders the “Edit” button for that section summary unclickable. In order to edit that section and correct the issue, the section ID number must be identified and entered directly into the URL field of the browser.
In order to identify the correct section ID for the corrupted section, apply the following strategies:
Note that in the address bar at the top of your browser, the URL will end in “editsection.php?id=x”, where “x” is a number corresponding to the current section being edited.
Try incrementing or decrementing the number “x” by 1, depending on whether you are editing the section before or after the target section (i.e., if editing the section before it, then add 1 to “x”, and if editing the section after it, subtract 1 from “x”). In most cases, this will take you to the editing page for the correct section, since the sections are numbered sequentially. However, in some cases, particularly with the overall course summary, or “topic 0” section, the section ID is unrelated to the other section ID numbers in the course. If that is the case, proceed to the next step.
Once you have identified the correct section ID number, return to edit another section of the course (any section), and replace “x” from step 2 with the ID number for the corrupted section. This process will take you to the page to edit the target section, at which point you can remove all of the corrupted text/markup and click “Save changes” to correct the issue.
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