Keywords: content, information, accessibility, structure, media

What is it?

Content can be displayed in a number of ways in Moodle. You can either upload files (refer to M03 - Links, files and folders), or you can add content directly to Moodle. There are a number of options for doing this and the options you choose will depend on the length and complexity of your content, and whether you want students to interact with it (e.g. answer questions or reflect on the content within Moodle as they progress).

Why use it?

Adding content directly to Moodle means it is:

Who can use it?

Staff provide the content. Students can view, and in the case of lessons also interact with the content.

Before I start...

Evaluate your content and decide the best option for displaying the content, as either a file/folder, label, page, book or lesson. See 'What is it?' above.

Meeting the baseline

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

How do I display content?

  1. Turn editing on and go to the section of your course where you would like to add the content.
  2. To add content to the course homepage, choose label, but be careful not to add too much information, or you will overwhelm students.
  3. To add content to a Moodle page that is linked from the course homepage, choose to add either a:
  4. Follow the instructions for each of the above items.

Further guidance on Resources 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.


Avoid adding a lot of text to labels or section headings on the course homepage, or to single pages that mean students need to scroll to read it all. It is better to split (or chunk) this information into blocks of content, known as chapters using the book resource.

Examples and case studies

- None at this time.

Questions & Answers

- None at this time.

Further information

Also see: