- Course Catalog Editing Instructions
- Formatting Content for a Responsive Design
- Moodle Help
- Changes with 2.5
- Frequently Asked Questions for Faculty
- Go to Moodle
- Help for Instructors
- Accessing Course as Guest
- Accessing e-reserves off-campus
- Accessing Moodle Courses
- Adding a Student
- Adding a TA
- Adding Syllabus
- Amherst Only Access
- AV Instructions
- Change Course Appearance
- Change profile picture
- Change section header
- Changing Course Settings
- Combining weekly and topics format
- Content editing icons
- Copying Course Data to Another Course
- Course Availability
- Course Formats
- Creating Groups
- Docking a Block
- Emailing a section
- Emailing Co-requisite
- Emailing students
- Exporting a forum
- Five college student access
- Getting Help
- Groups and Forums
- Guest access
- Linking to YouTube
- Logging into Moodle
- Modifying content
- Preventing Students from Starting Forum Discussions
- Printing a Forum
- Quicksets Block
- Recording Audio or Video
- Restrict Content Access
- Restrict gradebook access
- Rubric Grades
- See What the Student Sees
- Sharing Papers
- Student list
- Student tracking
- User Profile
- Using the Editor
- Ways to add content
- Who can access
- Known Issues
- Moodle Help for Students
- Submitting an Event to the College Events Calendar
- Web Design Style Guide
- How Do I...? (Questions and Answers about the Amherst Website)
- My Amherst
- Accessibility of the Amherst Web Site
How Does the Editor Work?
Valid for Moodle 2.5. Updated on 5/26/2015.
Starting with version 2.8 of Moodle there will be changes to the editor. We will be updating this page closer to the time when 2.8 is installed.
In most places where you need to add text in Moodle you will use the text editor, sometimes referred to as the 'HTML editor' or even 'TinyMCE'. For example to enter a description to file you're uploading you'd use the following interface.
Please note that by default the editor comes up with the editing tools hidden. Click on the tab Show editing tools (at the same location as Hide editing tools in the image above) to see the toolbars. Most text is entered simply by typing into the entry box, but the editor has many tools to assist the user. Many of these icons and functions should be familiar to anyone who uses a word processor.
Some examples of where you will see the text editor include: Editing Section headings, description of an activity, writing an answer to a quiz question or editing the content of many blocks.
List of groups
For those who are not familiar with the tool bar, here are the functions listed by group using the above example. Remember that the site administrator can edit or provide additonal toolbars.
- - Number and Bullets and indents
- - Link group
- - Insert group
- - HTML source toggle & spellchecker
- AV recorder - not available when sending email
There are 4 levels of selecting a font or background color,
- A quick pick 5x8 matrix of colors
This includes a "More colors" option that links to Picker, Pallet and Named tabs.
- A rainbow color picker tab
- A Pallet tab with a 18x12 matrix of colors.
- A Named tab with custom pallets.
Insert images and media
- 1 Insert Image - uses File picker
- 2 Insert Emoticon (not available at Amherst College)
- 3 Insert Media - uses File picker
- 4 Insert Equation - uses java script editor
- 5 Insert Non breaking space
- 6 Insert Custom character - Special keyboard characters
- 7 Insert Table - See below
The insert table interface has two tabs.
- The general tab
- The advanced tab.
To add borders to a table
Cell borders are crucial for helping readers to follow the rows across the screen. If they aren’t showing already you can add them as follows:
- In the page containing your table, click its Edit tab
- Carefully select all the cells of the table
- Then right click (Macs: Command+click or Ctrl+Click) over any part of your selection to get a context menu; from it select Cell > Table Cell Properties; the cell properties dialog box then loads.
- Click on its Advanced tab, set Border Color to black (for instance), then click Apply, and then click Update.
- Click Save.
Note: With the exception of the AV Recorder, this documentation is based on documentation from Moodle.org