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This refers to Moodle 3.11 from August 2022 onwards

Page and Label editing toolbar icons explained (also works in Forums and anywhere else there's a text box)

Where there is a text box requiring content (to be seen by students) to be entered there are two rows of editing icons, known as the formatting toolbars. This is the Atto editor.  These are similar to the toolbars in Word, albeit smaller.  The functionality in these toolbars allows you to add media such as videos, images, audio; create tables; format text; add text URLs and upload documents from your desktop.  This help document will tell you what each does, there are further help documents to tell you how to use them.

Only the first line of editing options will show by default. To see the full range of editing options, click on the Toolbar Toggle which is highlighted in red below.

Note: Everywhere that you can edit text has a minimal formatting bar. If you need more formatting options, click the Toolbar Toggle as indicated above outlined in red. Additional options then appear.

Editing toolbar 1

From left to right:

  • Accessibility checker
  • Screen reader helper
  • Paragraph styles
  • Pre-formatted styles
  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Font colour
  • Unordered list / Bullet points
  • Ordered list / Numbering
  • Link - Add hyperlink
  • Unlink - Remove hyperlink
  • Show / hide advanced button

Editing toolbar 2

From left to right:

  • Insert or edit image
  • Manage files
  • Embed Kaltura Media
  • Echo360 Plugin
  • Insert H5P
  • Underline
  • Strike through
  • Subscript
  • Superscript
  • Left align
  • Centre
  • Right align
  • Outdent
  • Indent

Editing toolbar 3

  • Equation editor
  • Insert character
  • Table
  • Clear formatting
  • Emoji picker
  • Undo
  • Redo
  • HTML
  • Toggle full screen

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