- Many years ago each department would create a printed course, or even module, handbook, containing key information, assessment instructions and rules, background info etc.
- Moodle has to a great extent replaced this, however, the printed book's simplicity may sometimes be lost within the complexity and interactivity of a very active Moodle Module Space.
- We can still ensure that we have the simplicity of the printed handbook by re-creating it as a Moodle Book.
You can create a detailed, week-by-week, account of what will happen in a module, as a Moodle Book. This has its own contents list and navigation, and can be printed or downloaded. The Moodle Book will be copied each year, when a new version of the Moodle Module Space is created as part of the annual roll-over process.
- First of all check with your department to see if there is a common format that you should use for this.
- If you are using the Moodle Book approach, you need to add it to one of your sections, but you can also create a link to it in the intro section of the module's home page in Moodle. Make it prominent so that students know it is there.
- Add pages to the book, just like a real book.