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Adding a book

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The book activity allows you to create a resource that contains multiple pages (as chapters and sub chapters). These pages can have multimedia embedded (images, audio and video).

Use

You can use book to create a well-structured resource that contains various forms of content.

Adding a Book resource

                                                                                                                          

  1. Go to front page of your course, click the Gear icon at top right of the screen. ‌
  2. Scroll down and Turn editing on.
  3. Go to the topic area that you want add the Book resource to and click the Add an activity or resource link located at the bottom right of the topic to open the activity chooser.
  4. Choose Book from the activity chooser pop up list.
  5. In the Name enter the name of your book
  6. In Description field enter a short description of your book.
    The description can be displayed on the course page by ticking the that Display description on course page box.
  7. Click on Appearance to expand the appearance section. Decide how you want your book chapters to be displayed:
    • None - Chapter and subchapter titles have no formatting
    • Numbers - Chapters and subchapter titles are numbered 1, 1.1, 1.2, 2, ...
    • Bullets - Subchapters are indented and displayed with bullets in the table of contents
    • Indented - Subchapters are indented in the table of contents
  1. Save your changes and you will then be able to add your first chapter.
  2. Click Turn editing on in the top right of your course page.
  3. Click on your book to open it.
  4. Go to the top right hand block called Table of contents.
  5. There should be four icons to the right hand side of your chapter title.
  6. Choose the + icon.
  7. Give it a name and add content. You also have an option to treat it as a subchapter by ticking Subchapter option.
  8. Save your changes.

Adding chapters and sub chapters to your book

  1. Click Turn editing on in the top right of your course page.
  2. Click on your book to open it.
  3. Go to the top right hand block called Table of contents.
  4. There should be four icons to the right hand side of your chapter title.
  5. Choose the + icon.
  6. Give it a name and add content. You also have an option to treat it as a subchapter by ticking Subchapter option.
  7. Save your changes.

 

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