Who is this for? staff who are responsible for adding content to Moodle courses and anyone else who is interested.

Moodle roles required: Teacher (Editor) and above see Moodle roles at LSE.

The guides in this section explain how to add common types of content to Moodle such as:

  1. Files and folders
  2. URLs (Weblinks)
  3. Reading lists
  4. Links to Echo360 lecture recordings

They also cover other types of resource with which you may be less familiar such as:

  1. Moodle pages
  2. Books
  3. Lessons
  4. Youtube videos

There is also guidance on editing course content and choosing a text editor to suit your requirements.

As you build a course, you need to think about more than the technicalities of uploading or creating content. You need to give consideration to the appearance of the course as you add more content (see advice in Structuring your Moodle course on choice of formats). Some tips worth noting in relation to layout and presentation of resources:

  • Use concise, informative names for resources.
  • Display descriptions below a resource when appropriate.
  • Consider the use of indents or labels to break the material up
  • Use images to break lengthy text up but limit size and number
  • Avoid long paragraphs of text – consider use of a separate page

The following links provide further more detailed advice:

As you build a course, you need to think about more than the technicalities of uploading or creating content. You need to give consideration to the appearance of the course as you add more content (see advice in Structuring your Moodle course on choice of formats). Some tips worth noting in relation to layout and presentation of resources:

  • Use concise, informative names for resources.
  • Display descriptions below a resource when appropriate.
  • Consider the use of indents or labels to break the material up
  • Use images to break lengthy text up but limit size and number
  • Avoid long paragraphs of text – consider use of a separate page