Keywords: content, learning object, online lesson, pages, navigation, package

What is it?

IMS content packages can be created and edited using a number of content authoring tools. Content is usually displayed over several pages, with navigation between the pages. The content authoring software produces a zip file, which can then be uploaded to your course in Moodle. The zip file is unzipped automatically in Moodle, and the content of the package displayed.

Why use it?

Content authoring tools can assist you in the creation of bespoke content with navigation menus, buttons, and so on. The IMS content package facility enables this content to be displayed within Moodle and with some integration with course reporting facilities.

Who can use it?

Before I start...


Meeting the baseline

The UCL E-Learning Baseline suggests the following for Resources category suggests that you should:

How do I set one up?

Further guidance on IMS content packages 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.


Digital Education can provide support relating to the configuration of an IMS content package within Moodle, but cannot offer guidance relating to the construction of content itself.

Examples and case studies


Questions & Answers

IMS content package FAQs are available on moodledocs.

Further information