Adding Resources

3. Adding Headings and Labels

Heading

A heading enables text and optional icons to be inserted among the activity links on the course page.

  1. In the course space switch editing on.
  2. Click on Add an activity or resource under the main course home page or below an existing heading.
  3. The ‘add an activity or resource’ screen will appear.
  4. Under Resources select ‘Heading’.
  5. Click on the ‘Add’ button
  6. The ‘Adding a new Heading’ screen will appear.
  7. Enter a name for the heading and click on Save and return to course.
  8. If you need to edit the heading, click on the ‘edit’ button alongside the heading title and click on ‘edit settings’.

Label

The label module enables text and multimedia to be inserted into the course page in between links to other resources and activities. Labels are very versatile and can help to improve the appearance of a course if used thoughtfully.  Labels may be used

  • To split up a long list of activities with a subheading or an image
  • To display an embedded sound file or video directly on the course page
  • To add a short description to a course section

Add a label
  1. In the course space switch editing on.
  2. Click on Add an activity or resource under the main course home page or below an existing heading.
  3. The ‘add an activity or resource’ screen will appear.
  4. Under Resources select ‘Label’.
  5. Click on the ‘Add’ button
  6. The ‘Adding a new Label’ screen will appear.
  7. Enter some text in the label text box and click on Save and return to course.
  8. If you need to edit the label to update the text, click on the ‘edit’ button alongside the label and click on ‘edit settings’.
Add an image in a label

In a label, you can add images to the text when you are editing the text.

  1. Place the curser in the position where you want the image to appear.
  2. Click on the image icon (in the second row of icons)
  3. The image properties box will appear.
  4. Click on the ‘browse repositories’ button to find the image on your computer.
  5. The file picker screen will appear.
  6. Click on the ‘browse’ button to find the image file
  7. Find the image
  8. Update the author information and the licence.
  9. Click on ‘upload this file’
  10. The ‘Image properties’ screen will appear
  11. This is where you provide a short single sentence description of the image (good practice for people who might use screen reader software), resize the image and decide on the alignment (top, bottom, left, right, middle).
  12. Ideally, the image should be no wider than 512 pixels.
  13. Click on ‘save image’
  14. The image will appear in the label along with any text you have already placed in the label.
  15. If you want to update the image, in the edit screen for the label (Updating label) click on the image then click on the image button and the image properties box will re-appear.
  16. Click on ‘save and return to course’ when you have finished editing the contents of the label.
Add a video in a label

In a label, you can embed a video in the text when you are editing the text.  The video is not hosted in the course, it needs to be hosted on another platform, such as Youtube.

  1. Place the curser in the position where you want the video to appear.
  2. Click on the Embed media icon (in the second row of icons)
  3. The content properties screen will appear
  4. Enter the URL of the video you want to share and describe the video.  You can also adjust the size and alignment of the video.
  5. Click on ‘save content’.  The video will appear in the label.
  6. If you want to update the video, in the edit screen for the label (Updating label) click on the video then click on the Embed media button and the content properties box will re-appear.
  7. Click on ‘save and return to course’ when you have finished editing the contents of the label.  The label will now show all the text, images and videos it contains.