MoodleDocs:Page features

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.8. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle may be available here: Page features.


This is a brief introduction to some features we use on a Moodle documentation page for those who may not be familiar with a wiki.

Show page picture, circle and label elements see page comments.

Content area

This area should take up most of your screen and is on the right side. Go here for editing help.

  • Internal links - Your browser will show links to other pages in like this, and links that do not work like this.
  • External links - External links look like this: Moodle.org
  • Category links - links to one or more indexes on a category can be found at the bottom, here is an example Category example.JPG that shows links to the Teacher index and Block index
  • Page sections - Pages are usually divided by sections and sometimes sub sections
  • Page table of contents - A "context" block appears before the first section when there are more than 3 sections on a page.
  • Template with links - Some pages will have a box that appears on the right, with a list of links to related subjects. Usually this box will appear on the new page. There is a template on this page labeled "Moodle Docs help".
  • Template images -There are a few standard visual images that are used. A common one indicates the Moodle version . Such as Template 1 9 example.JPG which usually appears on the right side of the page.
  • Help file paths -

Left column area

Contains handy links in 4 tables or boxes.

  • Navigation
    • Main page - Homepage of MoodleDocs
    • Recent changes - list of pages most recently changed
    • Help - a link to help on MoodleDocs
  • Documentation
    • About Moodle
    • Teacher
    • Administrator
    • Developer
  • Search - Very handy. Go only shows a specific page, Search reveals every page that contains one or more words of your search.
  • Toolbox - More links to help navigate, often used by contributors
    • What links here - how to find all links to the page
    • Upload file
    • Special pages - A list of reports and lists of pages. More information here.

Page Banner

On the upper right, are links for each user. We encourage you to become a registered user

  • Username - this will take you to your profile page
  • My talk - the page comment tab on your profile page (polite area for others to leave messages
  • Preferences - A place to modifiy how MoodleDocs looks for you
  • My watch list - A list of your watched pages have changed in date order
  • My contributions - A list of all your contributions
  • Log in/out -

Page tabs

The tabs on the top are a typical wiki feature.

  • Article - shows the page
  • Page comments - allows people to comment on the page, without it appearing on the actual page.
  • Edit - This opens an html editor (see guide to contributors)
  • History - A list of past changes to the page, with buttons to compare
  • Watch - as a registered user,

See also