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  • To create a section or a subheading in a long list of activities.
  • To display an embedded audio, video or a code on the course page.
  • To add a short description to a section.

Pages are used to create a web page to display text, images, audio, video, web links and embedded code (such as Google maps)


Additionally, Moodle course editors (tutors and course administrators) will be able to use the text editor when writing descriptions for activities they add to Moodle courses and when drafting content in LabelsPages and Pages and Books.

Meeting the Baseline

The UCL E-Connected Learning Baselinesuggests the following for Accessibility: 

  • 7.1 Provide accessible learning resources by ensuring:
    • Layout is clear, with good spacing, including text that isn’t cramped or dense.
    • Graphics have alternative text (for screen-readers).
    • Navigation is consistent between modules.
    • Fonts are large enough to read (minimum 10pt).
    • Coloured text has high contrast against backgrounds.
    • Links are descriptive (avoiding 'click here'). 
    • Resources provided are in accessible formats and 48 hours in advance of lectures where relevant/appropriate.
  • 7.2 Links open in the same window – so the student uses the browser back button. *If a new window is essential (e.g. to provide pop-up help) warn the students by labelling the link with '(this link will open in new window)'.
  • 7.3 Adhere to the UK Equality Act - If a student with a disability requests an accessible format of any resource, this must be provided, within reason. Read more at www.ucl.ac.uk/disability.


The default text editor in Moodle is the Atto editor. The Atto editor doesn't allow you to set fonts, font colour or font size. If you want to use these features, please switch to using the TinyMCE editor. Details available in moodledocs.


  • underlining anything that isn't a link.
  • using CAPITALISED text.
  • using italicised text.
  • using text colours with low contrast to the background (colours must meet WCAG AA contrast ratios).
  • adding images without adequate captions, or descriptions (unless the image is purely decorative and it can be left blank).
  • adding videos that do not have subtitles:
    *YouTube provides accurate auto-captioning, so if your video is public, uploading the video to YouTube is a good option to improve the accessibility of your resources to students. This helps students who are hard of hearing or who may not be able to listen to the audio track, because they are in a public place and may not have headphones.


Advantages of entering text directly into pages, books and lessons, rather than files include: