Moodle's Database Activity Module is an activity which allows the teacher to define a structured format for information - a set of fields. Teachers and/or students can then contribute to the "database" and build up a collection of structured records.
- (Technically, a single instance of the database activity module is more like a single data table than a whole relational database.)
For example, one activity might ask students to contribute pictures they have created. The activity would need a "picture" field but could also have a "title" field and a "description" field. The teacher could decide to allow participants to add comments to each others' contributions, or even to rate them.
- Note: Please don't confuse this activity type with Moodle's underlying database, which stores all of the information used in Moodle courses.