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page iconThe Page resource within LEO functions in the same way that a web page does. When you add a Page resource to your LEO Unit, you are adding a link to a dynamic online space, which will be accessible from within your LEO unit. The Page resource offers the same functionality that you can have on any webpage, including the one you are on right now!

With the Page resource you can add text, images, and links to both internal and external resources. Additionally, you can embed video content from YouTube, Vimeo and Kaltura. You can also 'embed' files within the page, meaning you can upload content (for example a PDF) which will then be linked to, and accessible from, the page itself. You can also embed media, including sound files.

A Page can either display 'in window' (meaning the Page will open in the main section of your LEO unit), or alternatively you can display a page 'In Pop-up', meaning that the Page will open in a smaller, separate window to the one your LEO unit is displayed in.

You are able to hide and show your Page from your students as appropriate, and restrict when and how your students are able to view the Page.

  • To learn more, please read our LEO Guide, Restrictions.

You may also be interested in learning more about the 'Book' resource, which houses a sequential series of pages (or "chapters"), displaying inside your LEO unit.

The Page resource is not suitable for the purposes of assessing students. However the Page resource is useful for providing additional context to your students around their assessment tasks. Rather than cluttering up the Description section of your Assignment activity for example, you can make additional resources and information available to the students who wish to make use of it.

For example, you could create a Page within LEO that contains:

  • embedded video clips
  • links to other websites
  • citations for additional readings or academic papers
  • an embedded Twitter feed
  • an embedded RSS feed
  • embedded PDFs
  • embedded sound files
  • written text.

Additionally, more advanced users can use the HTML editor function. You don't need to know HTML to use the Page resource, however if you do, you can make the Page resource look and behave the same as any other webpage!

To edit the HTML for your Page, click on the HTML icon while in the editing screen. It looks like this <>

a screenshot of the options available to you for the Page resource, with a red arrow pointing to the HTML button

The Page resource within LEO is able to display dynamic content. Additionally, you are able to link to, or embed, other content which exists on the web. While it is not suitable for the purposes of assessment, the Page resource is a useful way of presenting information to your students, in a variety of formats.

Rather than adding a lot of separate content to the main page of your LEO unit (such as links to external webpages, videos, and PDFs) you can curate all of this content together, and make it available via the one Page.

The Page editing screen contains two fields in which you can enter your content; the 'Description' field and the 'Page content' field. If you are unable to save your LEO Page or your content is not displaying, the most likely reason is that you have entered your content into the 'Description' field, and not the 'Page content' field!

You are unable to save your Page until there is content in the 'Page content' field. Fields which are compulsory to complete are marked with a red asterisk. Fields which are optional are not.

Once you have entered content of any kind, including text, into the 'Page content' field, you will be able to click on 'Save and return to unit'.

screenshot of the optional fields on the age editing screenscreenshot of the compulsary content field int he LEO page resource

Page resource in MoodleDocs.

If you are interested in the Page resource, you may also be interested in learning more about the Book resource. The Book resource is a series of sequential pages (or 'chapters') which can be used to display dynamic content.

Alternatively, if you are interested in creating a dynamic series of pages which are non-sequential, with the added capability of embedded Quiz questions, you may like to learn more about the Lesson activity.

Lea, L. (2016). Best practices: Making the most of popular resource modules in Moodle. [Blog] MoodleRooms. Retrieved from: http://www.moodlerooms.com/best-practices-making-most-popular-resource-modules-moodle/ [Accessed 2 Jun. 2016].