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Moodle® For Dummies® by Radana Dvorak

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Resources and Activities

Resources and Activities are two unique utilities, each providing you with a different set of tools to help add content and interactive modules to your course.

The Activities block, located on the left side of the course front page, lists all the activities and resources you set in your course. When you add a new activity or resource to your course, Moodle adds it to the list in the block. The activity or resource is listed with the icon representing and name representing the module. The name of the module is a direct link to the activity or resource. When you first begin setting up your course, you see only the news forum listed; as you add Resources and Activities, the list will grow.

When you want to add resource or activities to your course, turn on editing, either from the Turn Editing On button at the top-right corner of your front page or from your Administration block, Moodle enables all editing features and opens the Resources and Activities drop-down lists — both shown in Figure 3-11 — in each section/week of your course.

  • Resources: When people in the Moodle community make a reference to Moodle resources, they mean content that you can create within Moodle, link to on the Internet, or upload files (such as PDFs, Word documents, spreadsheets, PowerPoint files, video, and sound). Chapter 5 discusses how to add resources to your course. All resources are depicted by the icon shown in the margin and are listed in the Activities block. Figure 3-11 ...

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