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Create a label in Moodle

This guide explains what labels are, and how to add and use them.

    What are Labels?

    Labels are a highly versatile activity type that can be used to improve the appearance of a course. They can hold text, tables, images, videos and links and can be inserted into the course page between links to other resources and activities. They can therefore be used to:

    • Split up a long list of activities with a sub-heading or an image.
    • Display embedded content such as a video directly on the course page.
    • Add a short description or instructions for students to a course section.

    Labels are not Pages

    Whilst labels can hold a lot of information, they are not the most appropriate option for this. Labels are suited to small amounts of text and individual videos that need to appear on the main course page, for example. More than this may introduce a cluttered feel and cause the space to be more difficult to navigate.

    If you have a lot of information that you would like to structure and display within a single activity, use Pages, and for larger quantities again, use a Book.

    Add a Label

      1. Turn on editing
      2. Click on Add an activity or resource
      3. Select Label from the Resource section
      4. Add text, images, media and snippets to the Label content area.
      5. Click save and return to course

      The information on this page relates to Moodle v3.8 and was last updated October 2020.


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