The Database enables staff to set up form fields that students can then complete to contribute entries to the database. The fields may consist of images, files, URLs, numbers, plain text and rich text (e.g. like HTML you see on web pages). In Moodle 4, there are now presets with preselected fields, making the Database more accessible to use.
The Moodle Database activity can be used by students to contribute information on a topic that can then be searched, filtered and even graded (if you choose to do this).
Here are some ideas for using the database with your students:
Tutors and Course Administrators can set up the database fields from scratch, or by using the available presets.
Students can contribute content to the database by completing the database fields.
Determine the type of content you would like the students to add, and how you would like that displayed. Then either build the database from scratch using the different types of data fields available, or simply use the most appropriate preset.
If you find any inaccurate or missing information you can even update this yourself (it's a communal wiki).
If you have a specific question about the tool please contact the Digital Education team.
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The screenshot below shows an example of a database for sharing ancient landmarks.