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Using Tags in Moodle

Tags allow students and teachers to connect different types of content on the site.

Tags can be added to a number of items within Moodle courses:

Adding tags

Activities and resources in a course may be tagged from their set-up screen. Turn editing on and add tags under the settings for individual activities or resources.

  1. Type the tag name into the drop down
  2. Press enter, and the tag will appear above. It can be removed by clicking on the x
  3. Save your activity.

Add tags to activities

Adding a tags block (aka tag cloud)

An effective way of viewing all tags is in a tags block, or a "tag cloud". One feature of tag clouds is that the larger the tag, the more items are associated with it.

  1. Click the "Turn editing on" button.
  2. Select tags from the Add blocks menu.
  3. 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 using the drop down as highlighted below.

Edit the tags block 

Tags block configuration

Tags added will appear automatically in the Tags block as a word cloud.

Tags block with tags

The information on this page relates to Moodle v3.4 and was last updated October 2018.


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