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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.

Moodle Page

A page resource creates a link to a screen that displays the content created by the teacher. The Text editor allows the page to display many different kinds of content such as plain text, images, audio, video, embedded code or a combination of all these. Pages are more accessible than uploading word-processed documents, particularly if the document just contains text to be read and not downloaded.

When to use a page and note a file
Attributes of Moodle pages
Pasting from another document

Step 1

Select Page from the Activities and Resources Pop-up.

Select Page from the Activities and Resources Pop-up.

Step 2

Give the Moodle Page a name and description for students.

Give the Moodle Page a name and description for students.

Step 3:

Copy and Paste or type text into the Page Content textbox. When a student clicks on the

Note. You can copy and paste text from Word or Notepad, and you can drag and drop images into the content area.

Add your content to the Moodle Page.

Step 4

Click Save and Return to Course or Save and Display.

Click Save and Return to Course or Save and Display.

When to use a Page and Not a File

Use a page if:

  • The document doesn't need to be printed

  • You need to update it fairly often

  • You don't need to impose strict control over the way it looks (for accessibility reasons you should, if educationally appropriate, avoid taking control)

  • Your students may need to refer to it (on their smartphone for example) frequently for reference e.g. timetable, schedule, tutorial groups, reading list.

Attributes of Moodle Pages

  • Opens directly - no need to download and open with proprietary software (eg MS Word)

  • Can be easily accessed by mobile devices e.g. smartphones.

  • Much easier for the teacher to edit

  • Much more accessible, and readily configurable for reading (easier to resize text, change colours, etc, in the web browser)

  • Can contain links - e.g. to files, to web pages, or to Glossary entries

Pasting from Another Document

Be very careful when pasting from a word-processed document (such as MS Word) as it can add extra code to your Page and stop your course working correctly. If you don't want to type the text out manually then here are some suggestions:

  • Open the document containing the text you want to paste into your new Page, and copy that text ready to paste.
  • Paste the text into a plain text editor such as Notepad and then from there, paste it into your Moodle Page. You will have to reformat the paragraphs but the Page will be clear of problematic code. OR..
  • From the toolbar, click the code icon as in the screenshot and then paste your text. Switch back to the normal view and reformat your paragraphs if needed.

Click the view html content icon in the toolbar.

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