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Using Moodle, 2nd Edition by Helen Foster, Jason Cole

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Chapter 3. Creating and Managing Content

Adding Content to Moodle

This section covers the following MTC skills: 4.1 Resources

The first thing most people want to do when they create a course in Moodle is add some content, such as a syllabus or a course outline. As we explained in Chapter 2, you can add content to your course using the “Add a resource” drop-down menu in the center sections of your course (see Figure 2-14). In this chapter, we’ll use all of the tools in the resource menu. Future chapters will cover the tools in the “Add an activity” menu.

Tip

Remember that you need to turn editing on to see the “Add a resource” and “Add an activity” menus.

The first tool, “Insert a label,” creates a label directly on your course page. The next two tools, “Compose a text page” and “Compose a web page,” can be used to develop content directly in Moodle. The following two, “Link to a file or web site” and “Display a directory,” are used to manage content developed in other programs, such as Word or PowerPoint. You can also add content from other web sites and take advantage of the rich library of information available on the Web. Finally, “Add an IMS Content Package” enables you to add prepackaged content from sites around the Web.

Let’s begin by creating a simple label for your course.

Adding a Label

This section covers the following MTC skills: 4.6.1 Labels

Labels enable you to add additional text or graphics to your course page. Labels can be used to add banners to courses, label sections ...

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