Moodle: Adding Resources

The content area of your Moodle course is divided into modules. Content is created by adding resources and activities to these modules. Modules serve as clusters of related course materials. Every module should be clearly labeled by the topic and/or dates it applies to. The module displayed at the top of the page (called the introductory module) which does not have a number at its left is reserved for the course title, generic course information and documents (e.g. syllabus, course policies, course schedule, grading rubrics, etc.) It includes a news forum (discussion board) by default.

Inserting a Title or a Name for a Module (Topic)
Important Note: Please do not copy text directly from Microsoft Word into a title or label.

1. Log in to your course and click the Turn editing on button. 2. Click on the block’s update icon, which is a placeholder for the block label. 3. In the Summary box enter the label for the block. 4. Using the Heading formats, Moodle will display predefined color and format combinations (see previews below). Suggested format is Heading 2. 5. Click on Heading 1: Heading 4: . Heading 2: Heading 5: Heading 3 : Heading 6:

Insert a Label
Select this option if you want to add a label to a module. It might be helpful to think of a label as a note displayed in the module. You can add additional labels throughout the course whenever you wish to add text directly to the course homepage. All other activities and resources will show up in form of a link that needs to be clicked in order to get to the document. Labels are useful when making notes or specify directions to participants regarding the module.
Important Note: Please do not copy text directly from Microsoft Word into a title or label.

1. Click the Turn Editing On button. 2. Click on the Add a Resource drop-down menu for the specific week/topic and select Insert a label. 3. Type in the label text to be displayed on the page. 4. Click on .

5. The label will appear in the content area.

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The file will be in your content area. 11. Link to a File or Web Site Select this option if you want to upload a file attachment (in Word. Click on Upload a file.Moodle: Adding Resources Compose a Page Select this option if you want to add a web page that can contain images. The file will then appear in the Location box. The file will appear in your Files directory. Click the Turn Editing On button. 6. Click on the Add a Resource drop-down menu for the specific week/topic and select Compose a page. 9. Click on . Click on Choose or upload a file. © 2009 Adelphi University FCPE 7/28/2009 2/5 . 5. Click on the Add a Resource drop-down menu for the specific week/topic and select Link to a file or web site. 6. Find the location of your file on your computer. 4. 5. Click on Upload this file. etc) from your computer or to provide a link to an external web site. 8. 2. Give a name to the file you are uploading. 3. Click on the Choose option to the right of the specific file. 12. Click on . 4. 3. To upload and link to a file: 1. A pop-up with the files appears. 2. and other enhanced layout elements. The web editor menu above the box works in the same way as the menu in MS Word. Click on Browse. 1. tables. click on the X button next to the resource when editing is turned on. Type in the information in the Place text here box. Click Cancel if you don’t wish to preview your upload. The page will appear in the content area.  To delete this resource. select it and press Open. 10. PowerPoint. Click the Turn Editing On button. 7. Type in a Name for the page.

Google will load. To move an item with the two vertical hooks click on the item’s hooks and then click in the appropriate position for it to be moved. You can use the news forum to post announcements for your students. Moving an item: The four way arrow or two vertical hooks.  To delete resources. The link will appear in the content area. By default the four way arrow should appear. Type in a Subject for your announcement. Give a name to the website you are linking to. Click the Turn Editing On button. To post a news announcement: 1. click on the X button next to the resource with editing turned on. Drag the item to its desired location. Click the Turn editing on button. The News forum is a generic forum. 3. providing a way to locate the site. Release the left mouse button. noting the horizontal line that appears which marks where the item will be placed. Moving modules. Select 6. 2. 4. which is automatically added to each course. 3. It’s an ideal means for generic course communication. 2. Note: If you see two vertical hooks ( ) they will achieve the same thing as the four way arrow only in a different way. In the Latest News block. Copy and Paste the web site address (URL) into the Location box. Click on Search if you do not already know the website address. Click on . 5. Click on © 2009 Adelphi University FCPE 7/28/2009 3/5 . Type in your announcement in the Message box. 6. 2. 7. Click the Turn Editing On button. Left click and hold the item’s four way arrow. 4. resources and activities Different settings on different browsers and computers determine which of the two move icons will show up in your course. Locate the specific web site. 8. 1.Moodle: Adding Resources To link to a web site: 1. 5. 4. click on “Add a new topic…” 3. Click on the Add a Resource drop-down menu for the specific week/topic and select Link to a file or web site.

Once the Embed code is highlighted.org). The link to the video will appear in the module you placed the resource in. Finally. 8. 10. 4. 6. In the Window drop-down menu set whether you want the video to display in the Same window as Moodle. Click on Save and Return to Course. Note: The video will not display until the resource has been saved. etc. a few options will be available to you. Paste the embed code from YouTube or Academic Earth here. In the module you want to embed the video in select Compose a page from the Add a resource drop-down menu. There are many variations on the code you can use. Give the page a Name. 7. You may set the color scheme for the control buttons of the video and also the size of the video by selecting one of the pre-set sizes. 3.youtube. Above the Compose a Page text box click on the <> icon to toggle the HTML Source. 5. How to Embed a Video in Moodle 1. Copy the code and return to the Moodle course site. depending on whether you want to show video controls. enable the setting: Keep page navigation visible on the same page. You may leave the boxes unchecked.Moodle: Adding Resources What is Embedding? Embedding a video file is achieved by inserting a block of code in the web page's HTML. or to popup in a New window (recommended). status displays. returning to a blank page after toggling the HTML view is normal. 2. Click Turn Editing On. Look for the Embed code on the right hand side of the page directly under the description of the video. 9.academicearth. Click on the <> icon again. © 2009 Adelphi University FCPE 7/28/2009 4/5 . We recommend the largest size. Search for a video to use in your course on YouTube (http://www. 11.com) or Academic Earth (http://www. as it is set by default.

10.Moodle: Adding Resources What is Embedding External Websites? Moodle allows entire websites to be shown within the course page without opening a new window. This will keep the Moodle navigation bar (also known as bread crumbs) visible on the page. Click on Add a Resource and select Link to a file or website from the dropdown menu. Locate the specific web site. Also check off the Keep page navigation visible on the same page. Now the link would appear on the module under the name you had assigned. 7. 11. How to Embed an External Website Follow these steps to embed a website into a Moodle course module. Google will load. 8. 3. From the Window drop-down menu choose Same window. Leave all other settings to their default. 9. providing a way to locate the site. 4. Copy and Paste the web site address (URL) into the Location box. 6. 5. 2. Give the Resource a Name. the now embedded website would appear on the same window with the navigation buttons visible. Log on to your Moodle course site and Turn editing On. Click on Save and Return to Course. Click on Show Advanced if these options are not already shown necessary. © 2009 Adelphi University FCPE 7/28/2009 5/5 . This gives the impression of still being inside of a course site while actually on an external site. Click on Search if you do not already know the website address. 1. Upon clicking the Website link.

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