Resources & Activities


A resource is an item that a teacher can use to support learning, such as a file or link. Moodle supports a range of resource types which teachers can add to their courses. In edit mode, a teacher can add resources via the 'Add an activity or resource' link. Resources appear as a single link with an icon in front of it that represents the type of resource.

  • Book - Multi-page resources with a book-like format
  • File - A picture, a pdf document, a spreadsheet, a sound file, a video file
  • Folder - For helping organize files and one folder may contain other folders
  • IMS content package - Add static material from other sources in the standard IMS content package format
  • Label - Can be a few displayed words or an image used to separate resources and activities in a topic section, or can be a lengthy description or instructions
  • Page - The student sees a single, scrollable screen that a teacher creates with the robust HTML editor
  • URL - You can send the student to any place they can reach on their web browser, for example Wikipedia


An activity is a general name for a group of features in a Moodle course. Usually an activity is something that a student will do that interacts with other students and or the teacher.

  • Assignments - Enable teachers to grade and give comments on uploaded files and assignments created on and off line
  • Chat - Allows participants to have a real-time synchronous discussion
  • Choice - A teacher asks a question and specifies a choice of multiple responses
  • Database - Enables participants to create, maintain and search a bank of record entries
  • External tool - Allows participants to interact with LTI compliant learning resources and activities on other web sites.
  • Feedback - For creating and conducting surveys to collect feedback
  • Forum - Allows participants to have asynchronous discussions
  • Glossary - Enables participants to create and maintain a list of definitions, like a dictionary
  • Lesson - For delivering content in flexible ways
  • Quiz - Allows the teacher to design and set quiz tests, which may be automatically marked and feedback and/or to correct answers shown
  • SCORM - Enables SCORM packages to be included as course content
  • Survey - For gathering data from students to help teachers learn about their class and reflect on their own teaching
  • Wiki - A collection of web pages that anyone can add to or edit
  • Workshop - Enables peer assessment
Last modified: Thursday, 9 April 2020, 4:13 PM