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The book module makes it easy to create multi-page resources with a book-like format. This can be used to build complete book-like websites inside of your Moodle course.
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The '''Book resource''' makes it easy to create multi-page resources with a book-like format.
  
Previously created websites can be imported directly into the Book module.  Books can be printed entirely or by chapter.
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{{MediaPlayer | url = https://youtu.be/QXB985rK8mQ | desc = Overview of the Book resource}}
  
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[[File:book.png|center|thumb|450px]]
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=== Create a new book ===
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Previously created websites can be imported directly into a Book.  Books can be printed entirely or by chapter.
  
Turn on editing in your course and choose the book resource from the drop down activity menu:
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The Book resource 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, as the module is intended to be a simple resource for teachers and students.
[[Image:Book1.png|frame|left|getting started]] <br style="clear:both;">
 
  
=== Give your book a name and a summary ===
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The Book resource is not interactive. You can, however, link to [[Choice module|choices]], [[Forum module|forums]] etc., from within a book. Also, Flash movies and other multimedia may be included in a book.
  
Tell your students what your book is called and provide a brief description of its content.
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* [[Book settings]]
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* [[Using Book]]
  
[[Image:Book2.png|frame|left|add name and summary]] <br style="clear:both;">
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==See also==
  
=== Indicate how you want chapters numbered ===
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*[[Book FAQ]]
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*[http://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=2633 Book forum] on moodle.org
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*[https://school.moodledemo.net/mod/book/view.php?id=261 School demo example of a book used for departmental policies.]
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* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=76092 Using a Lesson to simulate a Book] forum discussion
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* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=207365&parent=910023#p910107 What's the difference between a Book and a Lesson?]
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* [https://tracker.moodle.org/secure/attachment/47330/Book%20Set%20up%20a%20Moodle%20Book%2029.pdf Procedure for setting up a Book] pdf from Frances Hill
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* The [https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=mod_giportfolio portfolio activity], in the plugins database, which is heavily based on the Book module. Based on the book module, this activity allows students to create portfolio contributions, with a structure set by the teacher.
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* [https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=341033 Early results of analysing use of the Book module at a University]
  
There are several predefined numbering types:  
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[[Category:Book]]
  
* None - chapter and subchapter titles are not formatted at all, use if you want to define special numbering styles. For example letters: in chapter title type "A First Chapter", "A.1 Some Subchapter",...
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[[es:Módulo libro]]
 
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[[eu:Liburua]]
* Numbers - chapters and subchapters are numbered (1, 1.1, 1.2, 2, ...)
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[[ja:ブックモジュール]]
 
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[[de:Buch]]
* Bullets - subchapters are indented and displayed with bullets.
 
 
 
* Indented - subchapters are indented.
 
 
 
 
 
[[Image:Book3.png|frame|define numbering]]<br style="clear:both;">
 
 
 
=== Enable or disable printing ===
 
 
 
''Disabling printing'' means hiding the print icons. (The print option is one of this resource's most popular features, so you might not want to disable it.)
 
 
 
 
 
[[Image:Book4.png|frame|allow printing?]] <br style="clear:both;">
 
 
 
=== Allow or disallow custom titles ===
 
 
 
If you disallow custom titles, the chapter title will appear as a header at the top of your content.
 
 
 
[[Image:Book5.png|frame|permit custom titles?]]<br style="clear:both;">
 
 
 
=== Add a chapter ===
 
 
 
Titles of chapters appear as links in the table of contents to the left of your content. Keep your titles short.
 
 
 
[[Image:Book6.png|frame|add a chapter]]<br style="clear:both;">
 
 
 
=== View work to date ===
 
 
 
So far, you see the table of contents on the left and the content on the right. Note the print icons near the top.
 
 
 
To add another chapter, click on the red cross in the ToC.
 
 
 
[[Image:Book7.png|frame|so far, so good]]<br style="clear:both;">
 
 
 
=== Add a sub chapter ===
 
 
 
Note that the sub chapter box is checked. A chapter may have many sub chapters, but sub chapters cannot have subchapters. In order to keep this resource simple, you are limted to two levels.
 
 
 
[[Image:Book8.png|frame|add a sub chapter]]<br style="clear:both;">
 
 
 
=== View your book ===
 
 
 
You now see a chapter and a sub chapter. Because we did not elect to number chapters, the fact that the second chapter is a sub chapter cannot be seen in the ToC. Note that you do, however, see this in the title above the content.
 
 
 
[[Image:Book9.png|frame|better and better]]<br style="clear:both;">
 
 
 
=== Navigate your book ===
 
 
 
In addition to the links in the table of contents, you may move through the book using the arrows located to the top-left and bottom-left of the content.
 
 
 
[[Image:Book10.png|frame|mare navigation aides]]<br style="clear:both;">
 

Latest revision as of 08:50, 3 September 2019

The Book resource makes it easy to create multi-page resources with a book-like format.

Overview of the Book resource
book.png

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

The Book resource 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, as the module is intended to be a simple resource for teachers and students.

The Book resource is not interactive. You can, however, link to choices, forums etc., from within a book. Also, Flash movies and other multimedia may be included in a book.

See also