Moodle Book

Moodle book activity iconOverview

The Book activity module makes it easy to create multi-page resources with a book-like format. Web sites previously created in HTML can be imported into the Book. The Book allows you to have main chapters and sub chapters and can be printed in its entirety or by individual chapters.

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How to Create a Book

  1. Log in to your course.
  2. Click Turn editing on.
  3. Find the Section where the Book will be displayed.
  4. Click Add an activity or resource.
  5. Click the button next to the Book activity.
  6. Click Add.
  7. Provide a Name and Description.
  8. Set desired Parameters for the Book.
  9. Click Save and display.

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How to Add a new Chapter

  1. Click Turn editing on.
  2. Click on the Book activity you wish to add the chapter to.
  3. Click the Add new chapter icon in the Table of contents.
    • Note: This new chapter/subchapter will appear directly beneath where you clicked the add button.
  4. Click the button next to the Book activity.
  5. Enter the Title of the chapter.
  6. Click the checkbox if this is a Subchapter.
  7. Enter the Content for the chapter.
  8. Click Save and display.

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How to Edit a Chapter

  1. Click Turn editing on.
  2. Click on the Book activity you wish to edit.
  3. Click the Edit icon in the Table of contents.
  4. Edit the Title and Content as desired.
  5. Click Save and display.

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How to Rename a Book

  1. Click Turn editing on.
  2. Click on the Edit title (Pencil) icon next to the book resource.
  3. Enter the new title for the Book.
  4. Press Enter/Return to save your changes.

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How to Print a Book

  1. Click on the Book activity you wish to print.
  2. Click on either the Print book or Print this chapter links in the Administration block.
  3. A new browser window will appear where you can print. To print, push either control+P or command+P (depending on your computer).

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Allow Students to Edit a Book

  1. Click on the Book activity.
  2. In the Adminstration block click on Locally Assigned Roles.
  3. Select Teacher as the role to assign.
  4. Click the student's name in the list of Potential users and click Add.
    • Note: This role setting will apply only to this instance of the book
  5. After you grant the student permission to edit the Book be sure to provide instructions on how to edit the Book.

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How to Backup and Restore a Book

To Backup a Book follow these instructions:

  1. Click on the Book activity.
  2. In the Adminstration block click on Backup.
  3. Select the items that you would like to back up and click Next.
    • Note: Alternatively you may click on Jump to Final Step to complete the process.
  4. Confirm Book activity is checked, and click Next again.
  5. Confirm all settings and file name are what you want and click Perform Backup.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Download the backup file that has been created for you by clicking Download, and save the file.

To Restore a Book follow these instructions:

  1. Click on the Book activity.
  2. In the Adminstration block click on Restore.
  3. On the page that appears, choose the file that you have the previously backed up by either dragging and dropping it into the file select area, or clicking choose a file and browsing your computer for it. Then click Restore.
  4. Confirm settings and click Continue.
  5. Select the course you would like to Restore into and click Continue.
  6. Confirm settings and click Next.
  7. Click Next again.
  8. Confirm settings and click Perform Rstore.
  9. Click Continue.

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