M05h - Text (HTML) block

Keywords: HTML, media, text, information

What is it?

The Text (formerly the HTML) block is used to display text, links, graphics and videos inside a block.

Why use it?

 It is useful for displaying supplementary information and is commonly used to display contact details for key teaching and support staff on a Moodle page. 

Who can use it?

Course editors (tutors and course administrators) can add one or more HTML blocks to a course.

Students can view the content contained in the blocks and can click the links, view images, and watch videos contained in them.

Before I start...

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Meeting the Baseline

The  UCL E-Learning Baseline  suggests the following for  Orientation :

How do I set one up?

  1. Turn on the edit mode  toggle in the top-right of your page.
  2. On the right-hand side of the screen, click the arrow to ' Open the block drawer' . Check if the block 'T ext ' block has already been added. If it has not been added , follow the instructions below.    

  3. With the  edit mode  toggle on, click Add a block on the top right of your screen and select 'Text block' from the drop-down menu.
  4. Add content to the block using the Text editor
  5. Click 'Save changes'.

Further help

Further guidance on the HTML block is available from Moodle Docs.

Note: on Moodle.org this block is referred to as simply the HTML block.

If you find any inaccurate or missing information you can even update this yourself (it's a communal wiki).

If you have a specific question about the tool please contact the Digital Education team.


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Examples and case studies

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Questions & Answers

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Further information

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