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Book module

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The Book module makes it easy to create multi-page resources with a book-like format. It is contributed by Petr Škoda. This module can be used to build complete book-like websites inside of your Moodle course.

Previously created websites can be imported directly into the Book module. Books can be printed entirely or by chapter.

The book module allows you to have main chapters and sub chapters, but it goes no deeper. In other words, sub chapters cannot have their own sub chapters. This was an intentional decision by the creator of the book module. He intended this to be a simple resource for teachers and students.

The book module is not interactive. You can, however, link to choices, forums etc., from within a book. And you can include multimedia objects like Flash movies in your book.

Books and Moodle 2.0

The latest code is here:

Can I duplicate a book within a course?

Use the Sharing Cart. See Discussion:Duplicating a book within a course

Can I shift Books from one Moodle 2 server to another Moodle 2 server?

Not using the backup and restore. This is not written yet. (as of 19th February 2011)

It is possible to export as an IMS package and make a couple of tweaks and then import.


  • Select the correct version of the "" module for your Moodle installation
  • Unpack the zip file into the mod folder of your Moodle site
  • Login to the Moodle site as administrator and
  • In site administration block click on notifications
  • Moodle will install the Book module.
  • Add a book as an activity

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