LEO Guides

How to add an entry to a Database

To add an entry to a Database you need to:

  1. Click on the link to your Database activity (NOTE: You do not need to have editing turned on to do this)
  2. Click on the 'Add entry' tab
  3. Enter content, make your selections, and/or upload content into the fields as appropriate
  4. Click on 'Save and view' to see what your Database entry looks like. Alternatively, click on 'Save and add another' to add another Database entry.

screenshot of the Administration block, which is now the Database administration blockWhen you are inside the Database activity, the Administration block becomes the Database administration block. The Database administration block is a way of accessing all of the administrative functionalities that the Database affords, including editing settings and fields, adding and editing templates, and importing and exporting entries.

You have three options for your newly created Database entry, you can edit it (pencil icon), delete it (red cross icon), or upload it to your ePortfolio (green arrow on a book icon). These options are available to you from the main page of your Database activity, to the right of the title of your Database entry. If you have enabled comments, you can view them by clicking on the 'Comments' link. The number in brackets represents the number of comments which have been left on this entry.

screenshot of the options available to you after you add an entry to a Database

LEO Guide - Database

LEO Gude - How to approve a Database entry for publishing

Moodle Database. (2010). 1st ed. [PDF] Learning and Teaching Centre, University of Canberra. Retrieved from: http://learnonline.canberra.edu.au/pluginfile.php/843460/mod_book/chapter/1785/Moodle%20Database.pdf [Accessed 21 Jun. 2016].

Moodlerooms. (2013). Best practices: Diving into designing databases - Moodlerooms. [online] Retrieved from: http://www.moodlerooms.com/best-practices-diving-designing-databases/ [Accessed 21 Jun. 2016].

Create a Database (settings) [2:30 mins]

Create Database fields [4:08 mins]