Thanks for your reply. I don't think I explained myself clearly enough
The key here is that the page doesn't refresh after each action -- instead, you're given the opportunity to move things around, and then submit them all at one time.
Yes - this is the main issue. With my mock-up you could insert a week, move resources and activities and add new content into a specific postition with one click.
As an extension to your idea, why not display the dropdowns on the view edit page?
This would be OK and a step forward from where we are although I do like the idea of a 'power' view. I would imagine users would want to do this kind of editting ocasionally (when they have restored a course for a new class).
That way, everything would be in context, rather than a separate page which would probably require opening another tab on your browser so you could get the visual layout as you modified positions.
I can see your point but my example was in context I just didn't colour it in moodle yellow . I guess I was trying to display more of a shorthand view as this type of hacking about with the course structure would usually be performed by someone who is familiar with the course content and therefore would not necessarily be interested in a full desciption for each label in each week IYSWIM. Ie in your example, assuming they are seperate labels, you would see:
The easiest way to ....
Tip o' the day
rather than the full text.
Also, with my suggested numbering system you can work out where your resources are going without lots of scrolling. For example, If I want to, among other things, move a resource to the end of week 7 then I could just select the last 7 value available, eg 7c, whereas in your example you would have to scroll down to week 7, make a mental note of the final value of the resource / activity in that week, say 26 and then scroll up to the resource you are moving and then tell it go after 26 - for every resource you wish to move.
My other concern about performing this task on the normal course edit page in the lack of 'screen estate' but if blocks where moved / hidden to allow the whole width to be used then this would help.