This guide details how to use the toolbar in the text editor when editing content boxes in section headings, activities and resource, and the content of blocks.
The default text editor in Moodle is the Atto editor, built specifically for Moodle. It is sometimes referred to as the 'HTML editor' and many of the functions will be familiar to anyone who uses Word or Sitebuilder.
- Paragraph style; Bold; Italic
- Unordered (bullet-point) list; Numbered list
- Link; Unlink (for hyperlinks / URLS / web pages)
- Insert or edit an audio/video file; Record audio; Record video; Manage files
- Underline; Strike through; Subscript; Superscript
- Left align; Center; Right align
- Outdent; Indent
- Equation editor; Insert character; Create table; Clear formatting
- Undo; Redo
- Accessibility checker; Screenreader helper
- Switch to HTML editor
- Check word count
- Insert Planet eStream item
- Toggle full screen editing mode
- Change Font colours; Font size; Font face
- Insert Templates; Prevent auto-link
- Either insert an image by pasting the web address e.g. https://warwick.ac.uk/about/campus/oculus-3-2.jpg or click 'Browse repositories' to open the File Picker.
- Add descriptive 'alt text' for an image, that isn't purely decorative, so that it can be identified by screen readers.
- Optional: Set the size and alignment of the image on the page.
It is not recommended to manage audio or video files with this function. Please refer to eStream or point 14 instead.
Will display the files currently uploaded to that text area. Files can also be uploaded by drag and drop or by clicking on the 'Add document' icon or 'Add folder' icon .
This is the HTML-based equation editor in Moodle's Atto editor. Click on this link https://docs.moodle.org/35/en/Using_TeX_Notation for more advice on producing equations using TeX notation.
Use this to add individual characters, accented letters, and some symbols. If you need to add more than this, the equation editor described above may be better.
When creating a table you have the following settings option: add a caption (title), set the caption position, set the number of rows and columns, and set the format for the borders and table cells. You can also set the width of the table in %.
Please also see our Moodle Accessibility quick guide.
The automated accessibility checker searches for common accessibility errors that could prevent all users from having equal access to information and functionality. Common errors include:
- Images with missing or empty alt text (unless they have the presentation role)
- Contrast of font colour and background colour meets WCAG AA guidelines
- Long blocks of text are sufficiently broken up into headings
- Tables that are missing captions
- Tables that contain merged cells (they are difficult to navigate with screen readers)
- Tables that do not contain row or column headers
The screen reader helper provides additional information about the currently selected text (e.g. is it bold), as well as a listing of any images or links in the text.
Switching to the HTML view allows editing of the html source code directly rather than through the WYSIWYG editor.
You can use templates to add decorative content with pre-formatted headings, boxes, buttons and labels. Please note that these are subject to change and may not work as expected following Moodle upgrades.
- 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
- Enable Warwick Guest Access
- 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
- Grant extensions for assessments in Moodle
- Create a custom certificate
- Create and manage badges
- Create an assignment
- Create an assignment for group submission
- Create a fail / pass scale
- 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
- Set up Turnitin within an assignment
- Check the status of submissions
- Hide or show grades and feedback
- Introduction to eStream
- Access your eStream content
- Uploading videos to eStream
- Edit videos in eStream
- Edit video thumbnail
- Uploading a closed captions (subtitles) file to eStream
- Add eStream videos to Mahara
- Sharing eStream videos to Moodle
- Sharing an eStream video with a link
- eStream mobile app
- Setup a video assignment in Moodle