Moodle's built in HTML editor is
available when adding property
descriptions and when creating
new activity resources. Students
also use the HTML editor during
When you are creating your course you will frequently use Moodle's built in HTML editor
(Fig. 17). Your students will use this tool when responding to Forum posts, making Journal
entries, creating a Dialogue response and when they use a Wiki. The HTML editor can be
disabled by the Moodle administrator, but is a useful tool for enriching course content.
The HTML editor is not as feature rich as a commercial application like Dreamweaver or
FrontPage, but you can do almost anything these tools can. A button on the tool bar allows
you to expand the editor to full screen and you can also work directly with code.
Images stored in the course Files area can be easily inserted and you can create links to
resources stored on another server. Hyperlinks and anchor points can also be easily
inserted into a document. Moodle has built in media filters, discussed in the Administration
section of the manual, that allow you to embed Flash, QuickTime, MP3 and Windows
Media files into the HTML editor so they play directly within the page you create.