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Moodle Monday: Text editor tips by @timdalton

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Two quick tips for you today, the credit for both goes to Crofton School- our newest partner moving to Moodle. We started looking at Moodle 2.0 with staff last week, discovered a couple of neat little tricks when using the text editor.

Tip 1: Make it bigger

Two tips for the price of one here… You can make the tiny little text box you are editing bigger by dragging out the bottom right corner- good for building those new Pages in Moodle 2.0. And, the button on the far right of the editor bar allows you to take the editor full screen.

(I think…) Both of these also work in Moodle 1.x so this isn’t just a Moodle 2.0 tip…

Tip 2: Copy and paste images

This is a neat one, but not easy to explain… I’ve always found showing staff how to add images to their text areas a little bit tricky. Moodle 2.0 helps a lot here as clicking the image button in the toolbar now allows you to upload an image, not just paste in a URL.

But, you can make the process even easier. If you’ve found an image on the web that you’d like to use (and it has the correct creative commons license obviously…), simply copy and paste it into the edit window, Moodle does the rest.

A quick screen cast of the process if my explanation wasn’t clear is on Youtube here.

Happy Moodle Monday!

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