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Moodle® For Dummies® by Radana Dvorak

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Adding Resources to Your Course

In Moodle, all the tools that help you add content are called resources, and you find them in the Add Resources drop-down list in each section and week of your course. The tools in the drop-down list aren't ordered according to any specific way of using them.

Inserting a label

A label is simply a bit of text and/or graphics that you can add to the top of each course front page in each topic or week. You can use labels to add a unit title, a short introduction or explanation, or brief instructions telling your learners what to do next. To insert a label, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Turn Editing On button in the upper-right corner of your course front page.
  2. In the section where you want to add a label, open the Add a Resource drop-down list and select Insert a Label.

    Moodle takes you to an Adding a New Label to Week (or topic) page, shown in Figure 5-1.

  3. Add text for your label in the text box editor.

    This is a required field, as denoted by the asterisk. Note that you can be creative here: Use it for a heading, use different color text, or create bullet points if you want a short outline.

  4. In the Common Module Settings area, choose whether you want to make the label visible to your learners.

    (Other resources and activities have a few more Common Module Settings.) Selecting Yes from the Visible drop-down list makes the label visible to your learners. If you select No, it will be hidden until you want to make it available for viewing. This option may ...

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