Resources & Activities
A resource is an item that a teacher can use to support learning, such as a file or link. Moodle supports a range of resource types which teachers can add to their courses. In edit mode, a teacher can add resources via the 'Add an activity or resource' link. Resources appear as a single link with an icon in front of it that represents the type of resource.
- Book - Multi-page resources with a book-like format
- File - A picture, a pdf document, a spreadsheet, a sound file, a video file
- Folder - For helping organize files and one folder may contain other folders
- IMS content package - Add static material from other sources in the standard IMS content package format
- Label - Can be a few displayed words or an image used to separate resources and activities in a topic section, or can be a lengthy description or instructions
- Page - The student sees a single, scrollable screen that a teacher creates with the robust HTML editor
- URL - You can send the student to any place they can reach on their web browser, for example Wikipedia
An activity is a general name for a group of features in a Moodle course. Usually an activity is something that a student will do that interacts with other students and or the teacher.
- Assignments - Enable teachers to grade and give comments on uploaded files and assignments created on and off line
- Chat - Allows participants to have a real-time synchronous discussion
- Choice - A teacher asks a question and specifies a choice of multiple responses
- Database - Enables participants to create, maintain and search a bank of record entries
- External tool - Allows participants to interact with LTI compliant learning resources and activities on other web sites.
- Feedback - For creating and conducting surveys to collect feedback
- Forum - Allows participants to have asynchronous discussions
- Glossary - Enables participants to create and maintain a list of definitions, like a dictionary
- Lesson - For delivering content in flexible ways
- Quiz - Allows the teacher to design and set quiz tests, which may be automatically marked and feedback and/or to correct answers shown
- SCORM - Enables SCORM packages to be included as course content
- Survey - For gathering data from students to help teachers learn about their class and reflect on their own teaching
- Wiki - A collection of web pages that anyone can add to or edit
- Workshop - Enables peer assessment