Adding a Resource

A resource is a digital item, such as a file or a link, that a teacher can use to support learning and assessment.  A wide range of resource types are supported in Moodle, and are shown in the figure to the right.  Resources are added to a course section during an editing session using the”+Add an activity or resource” button.  Note that more than one resource can be added to a section.

Commonly-used resources include:

  • File – a picture, pdf document, spreadsheet, or media (sound or video) digital file
  • Folder – used to organize files and even other folders
  • Label  – displayed words or images that can be used to separate activities and resources within a section
  • Page – a screen created by the teacher with HTML
  • URL – active link to web resources
  • Book – multi-page resources with a book-like format