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. While 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 its type.
Below are some of the types of resources which Moodle offers.
These are multi-page resources in a book-like format. They can be downloaded in a .PDF format.
This could be a picture, video, audio file, document, or spreadsheet.Open / Collapse additional info
- Common formats for pictures include .jpg, .jpeg, .png, or .gif format.
- Common formats for videos include .mp4, .mov and .avi.
- Common formats for audio files include .mp3, .wav, and .ogg.
- Documents typically come in either the .docx, .doc, or .pdf format.
Spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel) use the .xls format.
Other notable formats for similar data files include .csv and .ods.
These organizes files and information just like any other folder would. Folders can contain other folders.
The student will see a single, scrollable screen that lecturers can create through an HTML editor.
A label can be a few displayed words, or an image used to separate resources and activities in a topic section. You might want to use them on lengthy descriptions or instruction guides.
Links / URLs
You can send the student to any other place on the platform, or to another website entirely. For instance, to another course page or Wikipedia.