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==== Create a new book ====
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=== Create a new book ===
  
 
Turn on editing in your course and choose the book resource from the drop down activity menu:
 
Turn on editing in your course and choose the book resource from the drop down activity menu:
 
[[Image:Book1.png]]
 
[[Image:Book1.png]]
  
==== Give your book a name and a summary ====
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=== Give your book a name and a summary ===
  
 
[[Image:Book2.png]]
 
[[Image:Book2.png]]
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Tell your students what your book is called and provide a brief description of its content.
 
Tell your students what your book is called and provide a brief description of its content.
  
==== Indicate how you want chapters numbered ====
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=== Indicate how you want chapters numbered ===
  
 
[[Image:Book3.png]]
 
[[Image:Book3.png]]
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==== Enable or disable printing ====
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=== Enable or disable printing ===
  
 
[[Image:Book4.png]]
 
[[Image:Book4.png]]
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''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.)
 
''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.)
  
==== Allow or disallow custom titles ====
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=== Allow or disallow custom titles ===
  
 
[[Image:Book5.png]]
 
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If you disallow custom titles, the chapter title will appear as a header at the top of your content.
 
If you disallow custom titles, the chapter title will appear as a header at the top of your content.
  
==== Add a chapter ====
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=== Add a chapter ===
  
 
[[Image:Book6.png]]
 
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Titles of chapters appear as links in the table of contents to the left of your content. Keep your titles short.
 
Titles of chapters appear as links in the table of contents to the left of your content. Keep your titles short.
  
==== View work to date ====
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=== View work to date ===
  
 
[[Image:Book7.png]]
 
[[Image:Book7.png]]
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To add another chapter, click on the red cross in the ToC.
 
To add another chapter, click on the red cross in the ToC.
  
==== Add a sub chapter ====
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=== Add a sub chapter ===
  
 
[[Image:Book8.png]]
 
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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.
 
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.
  
==== View your book ====
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=== View your book ===
  
 
[[Image:Book9.png]]
 
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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.
 
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.
  
==== Navigate your book ====
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=== Navigate your book ===
  
 
[[Image:Book10.png]]
 
[[Image:Book10.png]]
  
 
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.
 
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.

Revision as of 23:36, 18 February 2006

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.

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


Create a new book

Turn on editing in your course and choose the book resource from the drop down activity menu: File:Book1.png

Give your book a name and a summary

File:Book2.png

Tell your students what your book is called and provide a brief description of its content.

Indicate how you want chapters numbered

File:Book3.png

There are several predefined numbering types:

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",...

Numbers - chapters and subchapters are numbered (1, 1.1, 1.2, 2, ...)

Bullets - subchapters are indented and displayed with bullets.

Indented - subchapters are indented.


Enable or disable printing

File:Book4.png

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.)


Allow or disallow custom titles

File:Book5.png

If you disallow custom titles, the chapter title will appear as a header at the top of your content.


Add a chapter

File:Book6.png

Titles of chapters appear as links in the table of contents to the left of your content. Keep your titles short.


View work to date

Book7.png

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.


Add a sub chapter

File:Book8.png

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.


View your book

File:Book9.png

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.


Navigate your book

Book10.png

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.