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You should consider categories 1 and 5 of the e-Learning Baseline:

  • Category 1, Structure. Ensure that your Book is presented in a meaningful, clearly structured, and sequenced way, using headings, labels, and section overviews.
  • Category 5, Resources. Make use of descriptive titles, maintain links, and the currency of material contained within your Book.


How do I set one up?

Add a Book quick guide


  1. Upon opening the Book for the first time you will be prompted to add a Chapter title and Content
  2. To add new chapters, Turn editing on and click the plus symbol next to any of the existing chapters in the Table of contents on the right hand side
  3. Repeat the process of adding a Name and Description
  4. Click Save changes.


Further help

Further guidance on Book settings can be found on Moodle docs.

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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Questions & Answers

Q.  I've set my book up and want to make changes, but I don't see the usual edit icons?

A. If you don't see the edit icons when you are trying to edit the book, use the Settings menu and under Book administration click Turn the Settings menu and under Book administration click Turn editing on.

Further information

Q.  Can I import content directly into a Book? 

A. You can also import web (HTML) files directly into your Book. To do this:

  1. Open the appropriate Book and click the the plus symbol to add a new chapter (which appears below it). Within the the Settings block and under under Book Administration click  click Import chapter
  2. Choose the zipped folder of  of a single or multiple HTML files that you want to import and and whether each HTML file or folder represents a single chapter. Click  Click Import

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Further information

Chapters and sub-chapters can be navigated by clicking on the chapter name in the Table of contents. Students can also move through the Book using the arrows located to the top-left and bottom-left of the content. Users can also print out the whole book or individual chapters using the icons at the top left of the content.