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Moodle Teacher Guide: Add Resources

This guide offers information, advice and resources on how to create an effective online course.

Adding Resources

Share files and other resources with your students by adding them to your Moodle course. Keep in mind that materials posted to Moodle courses must be used in accordance with the United States Copyright Act. 

 

Click the following links for instructions on how to add these resources to your Moodle course:

Adding the Book Resouce

The Book Resource in Moodle is a useful tool for creating your own online textbook complete with images, video links, and podcasts. Links to Google Forms can take students straight from the book to a short online check or quiz to gauge comprehension. The book can be written in chapters and subchapters.

Under Resources, click on Book

The first page is the Book cover. Enter a title and description, keeping in mind that like many Moodle tools, the description space will not be displayed unless you click the option to display.

Next click on Appearance and choose whether you want the chapter divisions to have numbers, bullets or indent. You may also choose None.

Save and display

Next begin populating the pages of your book. You can embed videos, images, text. A Table of Contents appears on the right side bar of the Moodle course page as the student progresses through the Book Resource.

Add a File

File Types:

You can add most types of files to your Moodle course.  Office documents (Word, PowerPoint, Excel Spreadsheets, etc) will download as an editable copy of the file to the student's computer.  PDF files are typically uneditable.

Drag & Drop Method:

Manual Upload Method:

Select a File from a Repository:

 

 

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Add a Folder of Files

Adding a Folder of Files:

Deleting Files from a Folder:

 

 

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Add a link to a website

Add a URL

  • Turn editing on
  • In the course section where you want the link to be added > Click Add an activity or resource
  • Under Resources > click the radio button next to URL
  • click Add
  • Add a Name and a Description
  • Under Content > Add the URL (http://www....) of the external website
  • Click Save and return to course

 

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Create a Label or Page

Use Labels to add text to a course section or to embed sound, image or video files that display directly on the course homepage.

Pages can also be used to add text, images, sound or movies that display in Moodle. However, a student must click the Page link on the Moodle course homepage to see the text or media file.


To add a Label or Page:

  • Turn editing on
  • In the course section where you want the label or page to be added > Click Add an activity or resource
  • Under Resources > click the radio button next to Label or Page
  • click Add
  • For a Label:
    • Under General > click inside the Label text window
      • Expand the toolbar buttons by clicking the Toolbar Toggle button  Toolbar toggle button
  • For a Page:
    • Add a Name and Description
    • Under Content > click inside the Page content window
    • Expand the toolbar buttons by clicking the Toolbar Toggle button  Toolbar toggle button

Add text

 

Add an image

Add sound or video

Embed HTML code

 

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Downloading submissions and uploading into a Moodle File Resource

If you want to make student work submitted in a Moodle assignment available to other students in the Moodle course, take the following steps:

Click on the Assignment in Moodle, then click on View/grade all submissions.

Click on the Assignment in Moodle, then click on View/grade all submissions.

 

In the Grading Action drop down menu, select Download all submissions

In the Grading Action drop down menu, select Download all submissions

Moodle will create a ZIP file. Save the file to your desktop or Course file folder on your computer.

Next, create a folder in the Moodle course section where you want students to access the papers.

Next, create a folder in the Moodle course section where you want students to access the papers.

Drag the Zipped file into the space provided in the settings of the File Folder you have just created.

Drag the Zipped file into the space provided in the settings of the File Folder you have just created.

Click on the Zipped file. When prompted, click on Unzip file.

Click on the Zipped file. When prompted, click on Unzip file.

Moodle will then unpack the files in the Zipped file. The new files will be available for the students to see when they click on the Folder in the Moodle Course section. Where you see 01 Moodle in the example below, the students names will appear identifying the papers. (If you want blind submissions - removing identifying information from the file, before downloading the submissions into the Zipped file, change the setting to Blind Submission in Edit Assignment Settings.)

 

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