A resource is an item that a tutor can use to support learning, such as a file or link. Moodle supports a range of resource types which tutors can add to their courses. In edit mode, a tutor 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. Tutors can export their Books as IMS CP (admin must allow tutor role to export IMS).

  • 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.

  • Page - The student sees a single, scrollable screen that a tutor creates with the robust HTML editor

  • Text and media area - 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

  • URL - You can send the student to any place they can reach on their web browser, for example Wikipedia

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