Moodle for Students: Use a Database Activity
Applies to: Moodle 3.0, 3.2
Students: A database in Moodle consists of several parts:
- A data entry form that your instructor has customized for a particular class purpose.
- Corresponding views of the entries you and your classmates have submitted.
When you view a Database in Moodle, you will see four tabs:
- View list:
- Allows you to scroll through a list of all the database entries.
- List views may be set up so that only a portion of an entry is displaying.
- Example: A short 10-word description might show up on the List with an extended paragraph or two for the same entry in the Single view.
- Use the Search box at the top of the list to look for specific entries.
- Type a word or phrase in the Search box.
- Press Enter (Return). Entries that have text matching your search will display below.
- Clear your search by deleting the text in the Search box and pressing Enter (Return).
- Click the More icon to go straight to the Single view for that entry.
- View single:
- Allows you to see all the data for a single entry.
- Click Next or a specific page number to see different entries.
- Allows you to use advanced search criteria to search through all the entries in the database.
- Add entry:
- Displays the data entry form for you to add content to the database.
- Follow your instructor's instructions for completing the entry form. Make sure to click Save and view or Save and add another when entering data.
- You have the ability to edit or delete your own entries unless your instructor has modified default settings.