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Instructions for current Moodle (2.7)

Page and Label editing toolbar icons explained

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 tool bars.  These are similar to the tool bars in Word, albeit smaller.  The functionality in these tool bars 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.

Editing Toolbar 1

From left to right:

  • Toolbar Toggle (extends the panel to show full editing options)

  • Paragraph styles (this gives a selection of preformatted text types including headings)

  • Bold

  • Italic

  • Select text colour

  • Bullet points

  • Numbered list

  • Link (insert both web links and links to uploaded documents)

  • Unlink

  • Insert/edit image

  • Insert Moodle media

  • Manage embedded files

  • Kaltura Media

Editing Toolbar 2

From left to right:

  • Underline

  • Strikethrough text

  • Subscript

  • Superscript

  • Align left

  • Align centre

  • Align right

  • Outdent

  • Indent

  • Equation editor

  • Insert character

  • Table

  • Clear formatting

  • Undo

  • Redo

  • Accessibility checker 

  • Screenreader helper

  • HTML (edit the source code here - useful for adding embed codes for YouTube videos etc)

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