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Moodle can support the learning and teaching experience through the provision of a wide range of tools. These facilitate resource delivery and access to a range of online activities and (where used appropriately), can help the Moodle Teacher to construct an exciting and dynamic learning environment for their students.

As a general rule, it is not necessary to know what each resource or activity setting does, however most settings in Moodle will be accompanied by a help icon . Clicking on the help icon will open up context sensitive assistance which may be useful for those wishing to explore additional settings.


Anyone with Teacher permissions to a Moodle course will be able to upload content to it. Content commonly ranges from documents and web links, through to audio or visual materials.


Prior to exploring the Activities and Resources below, you may wish to consider how to use the Activity Chooser.


Assignment - Used to submit files for marking.  Integrated with the Urkund originality checking service.

Book - Makes it easy to create multi-page resources with a book-like format.

 Chat - A synchronous chat tool useful for small group work.

 Choice - Similar to a poll.  Often used to enable students to select seminar groups etc.

 Database - Enables data to be input (by either Teachers or Students) and stored in a searchable format.

 Forum - An asynchronous discussion tool. 


 Glossary - List of definitions – can be populated by either Teacher or Students. 

 Lesson - Produces structured yet flexible learning paths.

 Quiz - Online quiz tool that can automatically provide marks and feedback to the student.

 SCORM package - Enables SCORM packages to be uploaded to a Moodle course.

 Wiki - A series of web pages that can be edited by anyone.  Useful for group projects.

 Workshop - Facilitates peer and self assessment.

Please note that where the logo is displayed, you will be taken to the Moodle Docs website for further information.


Further comprehensive support material for all Moodle Resources can be found on the Moodle Docs website.

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