Book module

Site: Lambda - Responsive Moodle Theme - Live Demo
Course: Creative Writing
Book: Book module
Printed by: Guest user
Date: Thursday, 5 October 2023, 5:29 AM


The Book module makes it easy to create multi-page resources with a book-like format.

1. General

Previously created websites can be imported directly into the Book module. Books can be printed entirely or by chapter.
The book module allows you to have main chapters and sub chapters, but it goes no deeper. In other words, sub chapters cannot have their own sub chapters, as the module is intended to be a simple resource for teachers and students.
The book module is not interactive. You can, however, link to choices, forums etc., from within a book. Also, Flash movies and other multimedia may be included in a book.

Read more about the book module in the official Moodle documentation.

1.1. Book settings

Adding chapters and subchapters

Titles of chapters appear as links in the table of contents to the left of your content. Keep your titles short.

To add another chapter, click on the + icon in the Table of Contents or first chapter. The new chapter will be inserted directly after the chapter whose title is on the same line as the red cross you click.

Note that the sub chapter box is checked. A chapter may have many sub chapters, but sub chapters cannot have subchapters. In order to keep this resource simple, you are limited to two levels.

You now see a chapter and a sub chapter. Because we did not elect to number chapters, the fact that the second chapter is a sub chapter cannot be seen in the table of contents. Note that you do, however, see this in the title above the content. 

By the way, the items in the table of contents are neither numbered nor are they indented only because that is the option we chose when setting up the book. We can always go back and change that.

Read more about the book settings in the official Moodle documentation.

1.2. Using Book

Uses of the book module

You can use the book module to present information in a well-structured, user-friendly format. But there are other possibilities. Because this module allows one to import individual web pages or folders of web pages, it is useful for group work. Example: Each student creates a simple web page about your school and the teacher, (that's you!) uploads the pages to the book. Voila! You and your students have created a useful, interesting resource for new students and their parents. You could do this to create a class cook book and nutrition guide, a resource about local civic organizations, triangles in our daily lives, world leaders, you name it. Alternatively, you could enable students to upload pages to the book - see Book FAQ for details.

Printing a book

Whole books and individual chapters may be printed by selecting the relevant link in Administration > Book administration.

Read more about using the book in the official Moodle documentation.