Basic formatting in Moodle

Understanding the WYSIWYG editor

Within Moodle, there are lots of different types of content that can be created including:

  • Pages (a single page of content).
  • Books (a set of pages that can be accessed sequentially or by using a menu of pages).
  • Quizzes (content which has some form of question attached to it).
  • etc.

Each of these areas will give you what is called the WYSIWYG editor:

Moodle WYSIWYG editor

WYSIWYG stands for What You See Is What You Get, and is basically a friendly editor that you can use without having to learn about webcode.

If when you are in Moodle, you hover over an item on the editor, it will bring up a screen tip telling you what the icon is for and the keyboard shortcut for it. The editor works very much the same as in tools like Word or PowerPoint, where you highlight the text, and then click on the button on the editor to apply whatever changes you want.

Any area in Moodle where you see this editor - will allow you to create media rich content including a mixture of:

  • Text.
  • Images.
  • Videos.
  • Links to files.
  • etc.