Text and media area
What is a Text and media area?
(Formerly known as a Label) a Text and media area serves as a spacer on a Moodle course page.It can be used to add text,images, multimedia or code in between other resources in the different sections. It is a very versatile resource and can help to improve the appearance of a course if used thoughtfully. Banners or descriptions may be added here to distinguish between and highlight different areas. (Note that excessive use of multimedia (sound,video) in Text and media areas can slow down the loading of a course page.)
How is it set up?
- In a course, with Edit mode enabled, choose Text and media area from the activity chooser.
- In the text box, add your text, images, sound or video files as desired. If you use the Atto editor, you can drag and drop these directly into the Text and media area.
- Expand the other settings to specify what you require and then click Save and return to course.
How does it work?
What students see in the Text and media area depends on how the teacher has configured it. Text and media areas display as a part of the course page, so there is no icon to click on. Note that they can only have manual activity completion.
If teachers have set access restrictions on the Text and media area, these will display to the teacher. They are useful when gamifying your Moodle course, for example by revealing an image in a Text and media area only when a previous activity was completed.