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Moodle Guide

The development of this guide is ongoing; we will continue adding Moodle LMS Tips, Guides, and Instructions. On the left-hand sidebar, you will find a list of Moodle LMS features or options. To learn more about that option or feature, click on the link.

Adding Activities and Resources

An activity is a general name for a group of features in a Moodle course. Usually, an activity is something that a student will do that interacts with other students and or the teacher.

In Moodle terminology, an Activity, such as Forums or Quizzes, properly means something students can contribute to directly, and is often contrasted to a Resource such as a File or Page, which is presented by the teacher to them. However, the term activity is sometimes for convenience also used to refer to both Activities and Resources as a group.

Step 1

From Course Main Page, click on Turn on Editing.

Turn Editing Switch On.

Step 2

Scroll to a Topic where you would like to add the activity or resource and click on the Add an Activity or Resource link at the bottom of the topic.

You will see the Add an Activity or Resource link at the end of every topic in your course. When you hover over the link it will be highlighted.

Add an Activity or Resource link.

Step 3

Select an Activity or Resource from the Pop-up Window.

  • Resources are highlighted with a blue background (e.g. Moodle Book, File, Folder, Label, etc.).
  • Collaborative exercises are highlighted with a red background (e.g. glossary, forum, group choice, etc.).
  • Single Person activities are highlighted with a pink or magenta background (e.g. assignment, workshop, and quiz).
  • Third-Party activities are highlighted with no background (e.g. Kaltura, Kaltura Video Presentation, and Turn It In).


Activity and Resource Pop-up Window.

For more information regarding specific activities or resources, visit the Types of Activities and Types of Resources pages in this guide.



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