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  • A Resource is an item that an instructor can use to support learning, such as a file or web link. Each Resource appears as a link preceded by an icon that represents the file type (PDF, Word document, PowerPoint, etc.), or other resource type (Folder, Page, URL, etc.). Most Resources  allow...
  • One of the ways to share a file with your students on Moodle is to add it to your course page as a Resource. File types you can add to Moodle include PDFs, Word and other text documents, PowerPoint presentations, spreadsheets, zip files, and media such as image, video, and audio files. Note: OIT...
  • Moodle allows you to post multiple files at once in a Folder. Folders can only contain files such as PDFs, Word documents, or image files. Folders can't contain Moodle Activities (such as Quizzes, Assignments, and Forums), or Resources (such as URLs or Pages). You can upload files to a Moodle...
  • The Page resource allows students to see a single, scrollable Web page within a Moodle course. Instructors can format text, add links, insert images and videos, and modify a page's HTML code with Moodle's robust text editor. Add a Page On your course page, click Turn editing on (top right)....
  • This article provides a workaround to a bug in the Moodle HTML editor that prevents table borders from displaying on your Moodle pages. For more on using Moodle's HTML Editor see Add Text and Images to a Moodle Course Page. In the editing toolbar, click Insert/edit table () to set the table...
  • There are a number of ways to add structure and visual interest to your Moodle course page. For example, you can name Topic Sections, add annotations or images to the page, and indent items to create an outline hierarchy. Best Practices for Labeling a Course Page Here is an example of a well-...
  • Instructors can control access to resources and activities based on dates and times, on grades earned on previous activities, or they can simply hide items from students until they are ready to be used. Instructors can also release activities and resources exclusively to specific groups of students...
  • Where do I get files my instructor posted? Although instructors may organize their Moodle courses differently, you can always find your files in the central course content area in the middle of your Moodle course page. You can often find the files you need in a section labeled for the current...
  • In Moodle, you can drag files directly from your computer desktop or an application window into your course. Known Issues This feature works with recent versions of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and with Safari 6 for Mac OS 10.7 and later. Drag-and-drop does not work with Microsoft...
  • Audio and visual media can be very powerful tools in a Moodle course. Students can access information in multiple formats, view material from the web, catch up on lectures they have missed, and see demonstrations of content discussed in class.   Reminder: Instructors can share as much...
  • Students and instructors can create hypertext links anywhere they see an HTML Editor in Moodle. Instructors can also add a URL resource to a Moodle course page. This page explains how to create both kinds of links. A note about tracking use of resources: Instructors can track whether URL Resources...
  • Moodle makes it easy to reorder and move Resources, Activities, Sections and Blocks within your course. If Javascript is enabled in your browser (recommended), you can drag-and-drop the items to a new location on the page. If Javascript is not enabled, you will be able to click to move items up or...
  • Screencasting software such as TechSmith Camtasia or Adobe Captivate gives you the option to publish your production as a Web page, resulting in a folder of files rather than a single video file. The advantage of producing your video recording this way is that it allows you to employ features such...
  • Students can copy files from Google Drive when submitting or attaching files to Moodle activities such as Assignments, Turnitin Assignments, Forums, or Databases. Instructors can copy files from Google Drive to Moodle when adding Files or Folders, posting Assignment feedback files, attaching...