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printKeywords: page, content, declutter, clutter, structure, information

What is it?

The Moodle page creates a link from the Moodle course homepage to a sub-page where you can place written content, images, links and media (such as audio and videos). 

Why use it?

It is a good idea to use pages to embed videos and provide information that students may only need to access occasionally since this will reduce clutter on the course homepage. If you have a lot of content you may want to consider using a multi-page book instead.

This is especially important if you are using the topics or collapsed topics formats, as all the content will appear on one long, scrolling page. If your course uses tabs format then you may choose to add more content directly to each tab, as students will only see each one section at a time.

Who can use it?

Tutors and course administrators (who have course editing rights) can add pages to a Moodle course.

Students can view pages and interact with any links or embedded media (e.g. audio and videos) on the page.

Before I start...

Decide whether a page is the best option, or if a multi-page book may be more appropriate for providing chunked content to students. Showing a lot of information on one page can make it difficult to digest, so keep content concise and split longer content across multiple page, potentially using a book, which will automatically show a list of all the pages within it.

Meeting the Baseline

The UCL E-Learning Baseline suggests the following for Structure: 

  • 1.1 Present activities and resources in a meaningful, clearly structured and sequenced way
    • Use headings - Use Section Headings for each topic area and heading styles within Labels, Books, and Pages to maintain consistency across sections and help students see where they are.
  • 1.2 Minimise cognitive load - Avoid overloading the front page by placing content off the main page in PagesBooksFoldersLessons and by hiding unused items.

How do I set one up?

  1. Log into Moodle, got to the course you want to add the page to and Turn Editing on. 

  2. In the topic, you wish to add the page to, click 'Add an activity or resource'. 

  3. From the menu Select 'Page', then click Add.

  4. Give the Page a name (as mentioned above you can always come back to the other settings later).

  5. Scroll to the bottom and click 'Save and display'.

  6. You can then add and edit your page content using the text editor.
  7. In the Appearance settings, there is an option to to show or hide the "Last modified" text.
  8. Remember to save your changes afterwards at the bottom of the page.


Further help

Further guidance on Page is available from moodledocs.

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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