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The Book resource

  • A book:
    • Is  a multi-page resource in a book-like format, with chapters and subchapters.
    • Can contain media files as well as text.
    • Is useful for displaying lengthy passages of information which can be broken down into sections.
    • Chapters and subchapters can easily be rearranged and printed.
  • A book may be used:
    • To display reading material for individual modules of study.
    • As a staff departmental handbook.
    • As a showcase portfolio of student work.
  • If used as a student activity, the book resource can be customised to make it only visible to an individual student and lecturer.

Add a book

  1. In your Moodle paper, select the Edit mode toggle to on in the top right hand corner.
  2. Edit mode toggle highlighted
  3. Select Add activity or resource at the bottom of your section or topic.
  4. A an activity or resource highlighted
  5. In the Activities and resources picker, select the Resources tab, then select Book.Resources tab and book highlighted
  6. Add a book Name and optionally a Description.
  7. name field highlighted
  8. Select Save and return to paper or Save and display.
  9. Save and return to paper and save and display highlighted

Add chapters

Add the first chapter

  1. In your Moodle section or topic, click on the Book title.
  2. book title highlighted
  3. In Add new chapter, enter the Chapter title and Content.
  4. Chapter title and content fields highlighted
  5. Under the Content text box, select Save changes.
  6. Save changes highlighted

Add more chapters

  1. Select the Edit mode toggle to on in the top right hand corner.
  2.  The top section of the main page of a Moodle paper with a red rectangle around the edit mode turn on toggle at the top right of the page, and a red arrow that points to the words Edit mode.
  3. If it isn't already open, select the block drawer at the top right of the screen to expand it.
  4. Right hand side drawer highlighted
  5. You should be able to view the first chapter you created.
  6. Table of contents highlighted
  7. To the right of your first chapter click on the plus icon (+).
  8. Table of contents, chapter One plus icon highlighted
  9. Enter the Chapter title and Content in the text boxes.
  10. chapter title and Content field highlighted
  11. You can add additional chapters as needed and can then view the results like so.
  12. Book result

Restrict access

Follow these steps to restrict access to a Book to one or more students.

  1. Follow steps 1, 2 and 3 of Add book, (or select Edit settings in the Book's settings menu), then select Restrict access, then Add restriction.

    Add restriction highlighted
  2. Click User profile.

    User profile highlighted

  3. Select Choose to the right of User profile field to open a drop-down menu, then select a suitable restriction, e.g. ID number, Department, Last name. To set more than one restriction, select Add restriction again.

    User profile field
  4. Finally, select Save and return to paper or Save and display.

Two red buttons with the words 'Save and return' and 'Save and display' with a black rectangle around them


  • Via the Add restriction menu, you can also select Group to use the Book resource as a group activity, or Date to make it a time-limited activity .

Add restriction pop up highlighted

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