|Course:||How to use OpenLearn Create|
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|Date:||Saturday, 16 Jan 2021, 06:13|
How to add resources into your OER on OpenLearn Create
Resource types enable almost any kind of web content to be inserted into the course.
The book module enables you to create a multi-page resource for learners in a book-like format, with chapters and subchapters. Books, which are not interactive, can contain media files as well as text and are useful for displaying lengthy passages of information which can be broken down into sections. A book can be printed. A book may be used:
The file module enables you to provide a file as a course resource for learners. Where possible, the file will be displayed within the course interface; otherwise learners will be prompted to download it. The file may include supporting files, for example an HTML page may have embedded images.
Note that learners need to have the appropriate software on their computers in order to open the file.
A file may be used
You can choose to display the file size, such as '3.1 MB', beside links to the file. If there are multiple files in this resource, the total size of all files is displayed.
You can also show the type of the file, such as 'Word document', beside links to the file. If there are multiple files in this resource (i.e. if you have uploaded a whole folder of files), the start file type is displayed. If the file type is not known to the system, it will not display.
Click on ‘Save and return to course’
The file will appear on the course page.
A heading enables text and optional icons to be inserted among the activity links on the course page.
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
In a label, you can add images to the text when you are editing the text.
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.
The page module enables a course author to create a web page resource using the text editor. A page can display text, images, sound, video, web links and embedded code, such as Google maps. Advantages of using the page module rather than the file module include the resource being more accessible (for example to users of mobile devices) and easier to update as a page can be edited in the course and doesn't involve having to re-upload a revised file.
For large amounts of content, it is recommended that the book module is used rather than a page. A page may be used
You can do this either by setting up a text or button link to the next page or previous page.
A subpage is a smaller version of the main course page. You can use subpages to create sections and add activities to group activities together.
PLEASE NOTE: since Moodle 3.3 upgrade in June 2018, some elements of the subpage function were broken which means that additional topic headings are created when a subpage is set up, and these cannot be easily hidden from the course navigation menu. We are working to fix this problem, in the meantime we suggest you use the subpage function with caution.
Click on the ‘Add’ button
The ‘Adding a new Subpage’ screen will appear.
Unlike a page, you can add activities and resources to the
subpage and can rearrange their order. You can also move other activities and
resources from elsewhere in the course to the subpage.
The URL module enables a course author to provide a web link as a course resource. Anything that is freely available online, such as documents or images, can be linked to; the URL doesn't have to be the home page of a website. The URL of a particular web page may be copied and pasted or an author can use the file picker and choose a link from a repository such as Flickr, YouTube or Wikimedia (depending upon which repositories are enabled for the site).
There are a number of display options for the URL, such as embedded or opening in a new window and advanced options for passing information, such as a student's name, to the URL if required.
Note that URLs can also be added to any other resource or activity type through the text editor.
In the course space switch editing on.
Click on Add an activity or resource under the main course home page or below an existing heading.
The ‘add an activity or resource’ screen will appear.
Under Resources select ‘URL’.
Click on the ‘Add’ button
The ‘Adding a new URL’ screen will appear.
Enter a name for the URL and a short description into the relevant boxes, then paste the URL in the external URL box.
Please note, if you want to embed a video in the course, it is better to do it in a label or page rather than a direct URL link, as the embed function doesn’t display properly in OpenLearn Create with a direct URL link.