Note: This documentation is for Moodle 2.7. For up-to-date documentation see Resources.


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Resources are generally static information that a teacher wants the students to read or watch, such as a file or link.

Moodle supports a range of resource types which teachers can add to their courses. Resources appear as a single link with an icon in front of it that represents the type of resource. In edit mode, a teacher can add resources via the 'Add an activity or resource' link.

  • Book - Multi-page resources with a book-like format. Teachers can export their Books as IMS CP (admin must allow teacher 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
  • Label - 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
  • Page - The student sees a single, scrollable screen that a teacher creates with the robust HTML editor
  • URL - You can send the student to any place they can reach on their web browser, for example Wikipedia

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