DigitalNZ resource type

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.0. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: DigitalNZ resource type.

This resource type is used to allow teachers to provide their students with links to resources indexed by Digital NZ.

digitalnz editing.png


  1. Unpack the module into your moodle install in order to create a mod/resource/type/digitalnz/ directory
  2. (Optional) To show the custom DigitalNZ icon on the course page instead of the default "URL icon", apply the patch from MDL-18641. Here's what it looks like: digitalnz resource.png
  3. Visit the /admin/index.php page to trigger the plug-in installation.
  4. Note that if you are running a version of Moodle prior to 1.9.5, you must also apply the patch available from MDL-18691. Alternatively, you can add this line to /lang/en_utf8/resource.php:
$string['resourcetypedigitalnz'] = 'Link to a Digital NZ document';

Adding a Digital NZ resource to a course

As a teacher/administrator:

  1. Turn Editing On
  2. Add an External Search block to the course and configure it to use the Digital NZ search engine.
  3. Click "Add a resource..."
  4. Select "Link to a Digital NZ document"
  5. Give a name to the resource
  6. Click "Search for a Digital NZ document..."
  7. In the popup window, type some search terms and hit "Search"
  8. In the results page, click on the "Choose" button next to the document you want to select
  9. Click "Save and return to course"

See also