Moodle 3.0, 3.2: Common Ways to Share Content in Moodle
Applies to: Moodle 2.8, 3.0, 3.2
There are several different ways to share course content with your students through your Moodle course site. Use this overview as a guide to figuring out which method is the best one for the type of content you are sharing with students.
Any type of file can be shared through your Moodle course site by adding a File resource. However, your students must have the right application to open the file on their personal computer for them to see the content in the file. Use a File resource to share basic content such as a course syllabus and class handouts. See Add a File Resource for instructions on how to upload a file to share with your students. Also, see File Types that Can Be Used with Moodle.
Content that you want to share to the course from other websites (published articles, news stories, professional blogs, etc.) can be easily shared by adding a URL resource. This sharing option is also the preferred method of sharing PowerPoint presentations that can be stored in your Google drive and accessed via a URL. See Add a Link to a Website (URL Resource) for more information.
Videos can easily be shared by adding a Kaltura Video Resource. Kaltura is a media management system for the University of Minnesota that easily allows students to access videos via their phone, tablet, or laptop screen without the need to download a large video file. See Add Videos to Your Site (Kaltura) for more information.
YouTube videos can also be embedded into your course site. See Embed a YouTube Video for more information.
Library Course Reserve readings can be directly integrated into your Moodle course site by two methods:
- Adding the Library Reserves block on the left-hand sidebar of the course site.
- Adding the Library Reserves resource to link directly to the library resource on the course home page.
See Course Reserves Integration with Moodle for more information.
A Page in Moodle is a way to deliver content directly in Moodle via a separate page or sub-page within the course site. The Page resource allows you to copy/paste or type content into a basic text editor. This type of resource is helpful for giving context to a group of resources surrounding a topic or an embedded YouTube video (that can be linked directly from the page) or act as an online handout for students. See Add, Edit, or Delete a Page Resource for more information.
You can add an HTML block on the left sidebar of your course site. This type of sidebar block has several formatting options including the use of links and small graphics. It is often used to display information regarding a course instructor or self-help resources. See Add an HTML Block with Quick Links or Add an HTML Block with a Small Graphic for more information.