4. Adding pages
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
- To present the terms and conditions of a course or a summary of the course syllabus
- To embed several videos or sound files together with some explanatory text
To add a page
- 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 ‘Page’.
- Click on the ‘Add’ button
- The ‘Adding a new File’ screen will appear.
- Complete the Name and Page content fields (you can update
the page content field at any time, but to create the page you need to put
something in this field).
- You can choose to put a short description in the description
box and display this on the course page. Or you can choose not to display this description on the
course page by not checking the box.
- Click on Save and return to course and the new page will now
appear on the course page.
Links between pages
A page does not have automatic navigational links to the next page or subpage in a list: you would need to manually add links between pages if this is what you need.
You can do this either by setting up a text or button link
to the next page or previous page.
To set up a text link to the next page
the URL link for the page you want the text link to use. For
example I want Page 1 to link to Page 2, so I click on the title link for Page
2 and copy the URL for Page 2 from the browser.
on the edit page button for Page 1 (the page you want the
link text to appear) and scroll down to the content box.
the content box, decide where you want your link to the next page to appear (at
the top of bottom of the page, on left or right of the page).
- Type in
the text which describes the link to the next page - a usual convention is to
write 'next: [page title]' in other words for a link from page 1 to page 2 the
link text would be 'next: page 2'.
the text you have typed in for the next page link
the expanded text formatting menu, click on the hyperlink button
Create link screen will appear
- Paste in
the copied URL for page 2 into the URL box (where it says 'enter a URL') and
click on 'Create link'
Page content box will now show that the link to the next page is a hyperlink.
on Save and return to unit
if you click on Page 1 you will see the link to the next page
can do the same steps for inserting links to previous pages.