Module plugins

Moodle distinguishes between three types of module plugins that are used in courses, the front page, and on the dashboard:

  • Activity modules (these also include resources)
  • Blocks
  • Filters

Activity modules

Navigating to Plugins | Activity modules | Manage activities displays the following screen:

Activity modules

The table displays the following information:



Activity module

Icon and name of the activity/resource as they appear in courses and elsewhere.


The number of times the activity module is used in Moodle. When you click on the number, a table, displays the courses in which the activity module has been used.

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