Six Types of Moodle Course Resources

Resources are course materials that students read but don't interact with, such as presentations, graphics, and PDFs. Resources are added from the "Add an activity or resource".

1. Book

A Book is a series of web pages, organized into chapters. A Book can consist of one or more chapters. This is a good option for presenting a series of web pages, that you want the student to read in order.

2. File

Moodle can serve a single File to your student. If Moodle's built-in media player can play the File, you can configure it to automatically embed. Or, you can configure the File so that it downloads to the student's computer.

3. Folder

A Folder is a collection of files that you have added to the course. For example, you can have a Folder for each topic in a course, where you give the student all of the files needed to complete the exercises for that topic.

4. Label

A Label is a text, graphic, or a media file that you put on the home page of a course. Almost anything that you can put onto a web page, you can put onto the home page of your course. You usually use a Label to describe or label the content around it.

5. Page

A Moodle Page is a web page that you create using Moodle's web page editor.

6. URL

A URL is a link to another place on the Web. Usually, you link to a page or file that exists outside of Moodle. But, you can link to a place inside your own Moodle site.