This guide introduces the terminology and processes around adding content - whether interactive activities or static resources - to Moodle in order to create a well-organised and rich learning environment for students.
In our guides, we refer to both 'activities' and 'resources' using the latter term as a catchall for items added using the 'Add an activity or resource' link in each section of the course. Blocks are added from the 'Add a block' link below the left-hand side navigation menu.
You must turn on editing in order to add content.
An 'activity' is the general name for resources that enable or require interaction by participants. There are more than a dozen types of activities in Moodle.
There are a number of activity types - wiki, blog, forum, announcements - that are particularly suited to, and covered in the section dedicated to, communication and collaboration.
'Resources' are generally static items that a teacher wants the students to read or watch, such as a file, image or link. The links below are some of the more commonly used examples - we also cover the use of these in the introduction to Moodle training course.
Labels, pages and books
Labels are elements used to separate activities and resources. They usually comprise a short amount of text and/or images.
A page resource is the equivalent of a webpage and can contain larger amounts of related text, images, and media.
A book resource is a stack of pages with a table of contents and additional navigation. It can help organise substantial amounts of content.
Files and folders
A file resource is a single item added by dragging and dropping onto the course, or adding through the file picker on the editing toolbar.
A folder resource contains one or more files that can be made available for download as a zip file.
URLs are used to link to or embed external web resources such as SiteBuilder pages.
Please see Structure your course for more information on using blocks.
Blocks are a type of static content, similar to resources. They are used to provide an overview of the course itself or to link to external tools such as lecture capture (Echo 360) and reading lists (Talis Aspire).
- Introduction to managing course participants
- Make your course visible to students
- Check participants
- Enrolment methods and managing access permissions
- Enrol participants using Warwick auto-enrolment
- Manually enrol participants onto a Moodle space
- Roles and their functions in Moodle
- Switch to another role
- Create groups
- Create groupings
- Using group mode with activities
- Enable activity completion
- Mark activity completion manually
- Track activity completion
- Course completion
- Course participation
- Introduction to structuring your course
- Choose or change the format of your course
- Add a course header
- Add a course description
- Add a block
- Move or delete a block
- Manage sections within a Moodle space
- Add, move, delete or hide a section
- Restrict access to sections and activities
- Using tags in Moodle
- Introduction to assessment and feedback
- Create a fail / pass scale
- Create a custom certificate
- Create and manage badges
- Create an assignment
- Assignment submission types
- Assignment settings
- Create an assignment for group submission
- Set up Turnitin within an assignment
- Create and grade a submission using a rubric
- Use a marking workflow for assignments
- Blind marking
- Allocate markers to specific submissions
- Provide grades and feedback for individual assignments
- Check the status of submissions
- Hide or show grades and feedback
- Introduction to Vevox
- Get help with Vevox
- Converting from Turning Point to Vevox
- Polling in PowerPoint using the Vevox add-in
- Polling and Q&A all running within the Vevox dashboard
- Polling in PowerPoint, plus Q&A
- Request a Vevox account
- Information about Vevox for students
- Use Teams with Vevox personal response system