Using the Moodle Web Editor

Like most software tools that allow you to enter content and format it, Moodle has its own Web-based editor with all the industry-standard functionality and a few Moodle-specific extras. I can reassure you that you will be comfortable with most of the features because you have used them with other programs, such as Word and Outlook. You can find this editor in most resources and activities modules you set up for your learners and anywhere you can create or send content, such as forum discussions, feedback for grades, and so on.

Figure 5-10 shows you the tools on the toolbar. (When the editor is open, place the cursor over the icon to see the name of the tool.) Many of these tools, such as Bold, Italic, and Underline, are familiar tools that appear in many applications. Others, such as Clean Word and Anchor, may be unfamiliar to you if you're new to Moodle. I explain these tools in some detail in the following sections.

Cleaning Word

image The Clean Word tool cleans most of the Word formatting from your pasted text. If you use this button, or copy and paste from Notepad, you won't transfer the HTML code and any other setting, meaning it looks better and loads faster. If you've seen text with various characters and tags, that means someone copied and pasted and didn't clean it up.

You can download free HTML filter packs. There are a number of different applications ...

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