Talk:Moodle site - basic structure
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An overview and hierarchy of the basic structure in simple terms:
- The Moodle site - the largest context, the entire file cabinet.
- Category - A place to organize courses, a file drawer.
- Front Page - A special course, with its own file drawer.
- Course - A place to enrol users, a large hanging file folder in a file drawer.
- Course sections/topics - A way to visually organize Activities and Resources, a special type of folder in a course.
- Activities - Interactive tools the teacher can place in a course, each is a different colored folders placed in a topic.
- Resources - Passive tools that may link to other places, a different colored folders placed in a topic.
- Blocks - Areas in a course that are not visually in a topic, each has its own colored folder in a course.
- Pages - visually what is seen at any moment, individual sheets of paper filed away.
For example, a course can contain 1 or more sections, each section can contain many activities and resources. One section might contain 3 different resource links to pdf files, 2 links to other webpages, 2 Lessons, 2 Assignments and 1 Quiz. The teacher determines what a student is going to see and when.
- What the user can do or see, depends upon their role in any specific context. Thus a teacher will see pages in a different way than a student. For example, a student can not see the "Editing and updating Quiz" page in the Features Moodle Course, in topic 8, for a quiz activity called "A listening quiz". However, both a student and teacher can view and interact with different question pages in that quiz activity.