This guide explains how to connect different types of content using tags and how to display them in a tag cloud.
Why are tags useful?
Tags are a way of bringing together different content types and materials which share a common theme - they therefore form a type of metadata that could help with linking topics across multiple sections (whether organised by weeks or topics).
Read more about tagging in this Moodle article.
Where can I use tags?
Tags can be added to a number of items within Moodle spaces:
- Activities and resources
- Forum posts
- Database entries
- Glossary entries
- Books (teachers only)
- Quiz questions
- Wiki pages
- Blog posts
Activities and resources in a course may be tagged during set-up or via the edit option afterwards.
- Turn editing on.
- Add a new activity or edit an existing activity.
- Open the 'Tags' section
- Type the tag into the drop-down.
- Press enter, and the tag will appear above.
- Save your activity.
Adding a tags block (aka tag cloud)
An effective way of viewing all tags is in a tags block, or a "tag cloud". The larger the tag name displayed in the tag cloud, the more items are associated with it.
- Turn editing on.
- Select tags from the 'Add blocks' menu.
- If appropriate, move the tags block up and/or left, using the arrow icons under the block title.
Remember to configure the block so that it is referencing only tags in your course and not the whole system:
- Open the drop down next to the gear icon in the tags block.
- Click 'Configure Tags block'.
- Choose 'System' or 'Course: ...' for 'Tagged items context under the section 'Block settings'.
Tags added will appear automatically in the Tags block as a word cloud.
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