Difference between revisions of "Resources"

Jump to: navigation, search
m
(help files note, category)
Line 1: Line 1:
'''Note for Contributors'''
+
{{Help files}}
This page should explain what can be seen on the <u>moodlesite.com/mod/resource/index.php</u> page
 
(the page which aggregates all resources in a course)
 
  
 +
Moodle supports a range of different resource types that allow you to insert almost any kind of web content into your courses.
  
This is the page where you can see all the resource activities in the course, listed under three headings:
+
==Creating a text page==
  
* Topic - the number of the block you can find a given resource under
+
This type of resource is a simple page written using plain text.
 
* Name - the name of the resource activity
 
  
* Summary - a short description of the resource written in the Summary field while creating a resource activity
+
A number of formatting types are available to help turn your plain text into nice-looking web pages. [[Formatting options|More about these text formats]]
  
 +
==Creating a web page==
  
[[Image:Resource nav.jpg]]
+
This sort of resource makes it easy to develop a complete single web page within Moodle, especially when you are using Moodle's WYSIWYG HTML editor.
  
 +
The page is stored in the database, not as a file, and you have a lot of freedom to do almost anything you like using HTML, including Javascript.
  
 +
==Linking to a file or web site==
  
[[Image:Resource page.jpg]]
+
This resource type allows you to link to any web page or other file on the public web. It also allows you to link to any web page or other file that you have uploaded into your course files area from your own desktop computer.
 +
 
 +
Normal web pages are simply displayed as they are, while multimedia files are dealt with more intelligently and may be embedded within a web page. For example, MP3 files will be displayed using a built-in streaming player, as will movie files, flash animations and so on.
 +
 
 +
There are many options for displaying your content in popup windows, framed windows and so on.
 +
 
 +
In particular, if your resource is a web application or other type of content able to accept parameters, you can choose to send information to your resource such as the user's name, their email, the course they are currently in, and so on.
 +
 
 +
==Displaying a directory==
 +
 
 +
The directory resource can display a whole directory (and its subdirectories) from your course files area. Students can then browse and view all those files.
 +
 
 +
==Inserting a label==
 +
 
 +
Labels are a little different from other resources because they are text and images that are actually embedded directly among the other activity links in the course page.
 +
 
 +
[[Category:Teacher]]

Revision as of 22:33, 10 December 2005

Template:Help files

Moodle supports a range of different resource types that allow you to insert almost any kind of web content into your courses.

Creating a text page

This type of resource is a simple page written using plain text.

A number of formatting types are available to help turn your plain text into nice-looking web pages. More about these text formats

Creating a web page

This sort of resource makes it easy to develop a complete single web page within Moodle, especially when you are using Moodle's WYSIWYG HTML editor.

The page is stored in the database, not as a file, and you have a lot of freedom to do almost anything you like using HTML, including Javascript.

Linking to a file or web site

This resource type allows you to link to any web page or other file on the public web. It also allows you to link to any web page or other file that you have uploaded into your course files area from your own desktop computer.

Normal web pages are simply displayed as they are, while multimedia files are dealt with more intelligently and may be embedded within a web page. For example, MP3 files will be displayed using a built-in streaming player, as will movie files, flash animations and so on.

There are many options for displaying your content in popup windows, framed windows and so on.

In particular, if your resource is a web application or other type of content able to accept parameters, you can choose to send information to your resource such as the user's name, their email, the course they are currently in, and so on.

Displaying a directory

The directory resource can display a whole directory (and its subdirectories) from your course files area. Students can then browse and view all those files.

Inserting a label

Labels are a little different from other resources because they are text and images that are actually embedded directly among the other activity links in the course page.