Presenting training materials in HTML page format

Domain 4: Training development

Difficulty level

1 hour


  • Computer/multi-touch device
  • Internet connection
Brief description

The aim of this activity is to present a tool providing functions for the creation of page resource. The page resource creates a link to a screen that displays the content designed by the teacher. The Text editor allows the page to display many different kinds of content such as plain text, images, audio, video, embedded code or a combination of all these.


Presentation of the training material in the page format has its advantages and disadvantages: such a format cannot be saved on the learner’s computer, but it avoids the information to be just copied out.  However, the presentation of information in this format is common and well understood by adult learners as it shows a variety of material in different forms and visually looks quite simple.

Learning WHAT

How to present learning material by using the page resource in Moodle.

Notes and links to the tool

Moodle is offered in a variety of pricing plans, including a free version. For using a free version, the teacher may need a Moodle partner or Internet service provider (ISP) to host the Moodle site. In addition, there is an opportunity to create learning courses on MoodleCloud (, which does not require any instalment or upgrading.

Detailed description of the learning activity

Resource is an item that an educator can use to support learning, such as a file or web link. Each resource appears as a link preceded by an icon that represents the resource type (File, Folder, Page, URL, etc.). Most resources allow settings such as conditions for viewing, or display properties. They can be moved, hidden, and edited by a Teacher or Course Designer, but only viewed/downloaded by students.

Page resource allows learners to see a single Web page within a Moodle course. Educators can format text, add links, insert images and videos, and modify a page’s HTML code with Moodle’s robust text editor.

  1. Log into the Moodle Dashboard
  2. Once in the Moodle Dashboard, select the course and click the Add an activity or resource button to add a File. Select the Page radio button and click Add.

Important! Keep in mind that Editing must be turned on in the Settings section in order to edit any of these options.

  1. Add the content to the page module. In this section, anything the teacher or administrator wants to add to a Course section can be added using the page module. This content will be displayed as a regular webpage inside the course. Provided is a simple WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) editor that can be used to insert images and format the page to the teacher’s specifications. When Done inputting the content and configuring the settings, click Save and return to courses.

General: This is the Name and Description of the Resource page the administrator is creating.
Content: This is the body of the page that is being created as a resource. Page content is a required field.
Options: Allows the page name and description to be displayed.

Common module settings: The visibility can be set to hidden or visible.

4. After the content is saved, go back to the Course and find the page that was just created. Select the Title of the page module that was created. The Page Module will display the content that was added similar to the following snapshot.

Tips & tricks

The Birkbeck Univerity of London indicates 8 Ways to Improve Module Page:

  1. Keep to the standard layout
  2. Use section names to label sections
  3. Structure items within each section
  4. Link consistently
  5. Keep text brief on the module page
  6. Name all items descriptively but concisely
  7. Don’t display unnecessary or out-of-date items
  8. Format text to aid scanning & reading
Security & digital identity

To be able to use the MoodleCloud hosting services, teachers and students have to receive an account.
There is no limit to the age of students, but every user must comply with the terms and conditions specified.
For more information read “Terms & Conditions of Service“ (