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Recommended use: Add a Butler University Academic or Technical Resource to a Moodle activity, resource, or block so that students have readily available access to the resources they need to succeed.  Available Academic Resources include contact information for Butler University Libraries, Learning Resource Center, Student Disability Services, Writers’ Studio, and The Speakers Lab. Available Technical Resources include contact information for: Information Commons and the IT Help Desk.

 

Adding Butler University Resources to a Moodle Activity

Note: This feature is not available on Attendance or Pearson MyLab & Mastering Link activities.

Turn editing on.

  1. Add a Moodle activity.
  2. In the Description box, place your cursor where you want the University Resource to appear.
  3. Click on the Spider Web icon
  4. Add the desired University Resource to the description of the activity

Select from these options:

  1. All Academic & Technical Support Resources (will select b - h).
  2. Butler University Libraries
  3. Learning Resource Center
  4. Student Disability Services
  5. Writers’ Studio
  6. The Speaker’s Lab
  7. Information Commons
  8. IT Help Desk

If you want the University Resource to be visible without clicking on the activity,be sure to select the box to display the description on the course page.

Save changes.

Adding Butler University Resources to a Moodle Resource

Note: This feature is available on all resources.

  1. Turn editing on.

  2. Add a Moodle resource.

  3. Add the desired University Resource to the label or description of the Moodle resource by selecting the spider web.

  1. Select from these options:

    1. All Academic & Technical Support Resources (will select b - h).

    2. Butler University Libraries

    3. Learning Resource Center

    4. Student Disability Services

    5. Writers’ Studio

    6. The Speaker’s Lab

    7. Information Commons

    8. IT Help Desk

Be sure to select the box to display the description on the course page, if applicable.

Save changes.

Adding Butler University Resources to a Moodle Block

  1. Turn on editing.
  2. Add an HTML block to your Moodle course.
  3. Press the gear icon in the upper right corner of the HTML block and select configure block.
  4. Add the desired University Resource to the label or description of the Moodle resource by selecting the spider web.

  1. Select from these options:

    1. All Academic & Technical Support Resources (will select b - h).

    2. Butler University Libraries

    3. Learning Resource Center

    4. Student Disability Services

    5. Writers’ Studio

    6. The Speaker’s Lab

    7. Information Commons

    8. IT Help Desk

  2. Save changes.

 

HTML block

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In Moodle you can add a block called HTML that allows you to add custom HTML code. This might be used to display or embed content from another sight. 

How do I add the HTML Block?

  1. In your course turn Editing On (upper right corner)
  2. Locate the block called Add a Block
  3. Select ADD and then HTML from the drop down menu
  4. Select Configure new HTML block from the Gear  drop down menu
  5. Enter the Content (HTML code) for the block and update any other setting you require

Adding a URL

You can add a link to a web site or other resource using the URL Resource. You can add a URL by following these instructions:

  1. Turn Editing On in the course you want to all a link to a URL.
  2. Locate the section you want to all the link, this can be moved later.
  3. Select Add a Resource and then select URL
  4. Enter a Name that you want displayed in the course. This can be anything descriptive of the link or topic.
  5. Enter the URL 
  6. Enter any other settings required for the URL (optional)
  7. Select Save and Return to Course

A Label allows you to add content (text, pictures, etc.) that is not associated with an Activity or another Resource. It it often used to label sub sections of your course or otherwise organize content in Moodle.

How to Add a Label

  1. With Editing turned on select Add a Resource and select Label.
  2. Use the tool bar (expand it by selecting Show More Buttons -upper left icon of tool bar).
  3. Add any pictures, text, drawing, table, etc. using the tool bar.
  4. Select Save and Return to Course.
Updated Atto editor buttons

Remember to select the first button to expand the Atto editor.

Atto buttons

The Accessibility buttons provide visual and hearing assistance

The Accessibility checker verifies your content for accessibility standards for text.
Eye  

The screenreader helpers allows you to set styles for the screenreader to interpret text and images.

The Equation Editor allows you to input mathematical functions.

 

Equation Editor

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