Integrate readings more seamlessly throughout your Moodle site. For example, you can link the Week 1 section of your reading list to the Week 1 section of your Moodle site. This can improve the flow of your Moodle site as readings are in the context of other relevant activities and information.
You can add the Subject Readings activity anywhere on your Moodle site homepage that you want to link to a reading list, section or item.
Now, rather than that Subject Readings activity linking to the whole list, it will take students to a specific section (e.g. Week 1 readings) or to an individual resource. Click the link on your Moodle site to check it goes to the desired location.
Here's an example of how it could look:
Embedding reading list items or sections throughout your Moodle site and Moodle Books
You can embed sections or items from your reading list throughout your Moodle site, so that they are in the context of related information and activities.
Link a section of your reading list to the related section of your Moodle site (0:10)
For example, if your reading list is organised by week, you could add the week 1 readings to the week 1 section of your Moodle site. To do this, add the subject readings activity again, but this time change the activity name to ‘Week 1 readings’, for example. To link it to the week 1 readings, click through to access the list and then click the ellipsis to the right of the week 1 section and select ‘Relink from Moodle to here’. On the pop-up window click ‘Ok’.
You can do the same for other sections. For example if I click week 2 readings on my Moodle site, it will take me to the week 2 section of my list. If students want to see the whole list they can remove the week two filter by clicking the ‘x’ located above the week 2 section.
Link an item from your reading list to a specific point on the Moodle site (1:18)
You could also link to an individual citation this way, click the ellipsis beside the item and select ‘Relink from Moodle to here’.
Embedding readings in Moodle Books (1:30)
You can also add hyperlinks to your reading list in Moodle Books. Each section and item on the list has a shareable link that can be accessed via the ellipsis menu to its right. Click ‘Create a shareable link’. On the pop-up window click ‘Copy link to clipboard’. Then use the copied link to hyperlink text in your Moodle Book. When students click the link they will be taken directly to a specific section or item on your list. An example of a link to a journal article with an associated comprehension activity underneath is shown in a Moodle Book.
You can link directly to a section or citation by using its permalink. This is a useful option in situations where you can't add the Subject Readings activity, such as within Moodle Books or in an email.
To find the permalink of a section or item, click the ellipsis and select 'Create a shareable link'. Then click 'COPY TO CLIPBOARD'.
You can then hyperlink text in an email or Moodle Book so that it links directly to the section or item.
Example of linking to a specific resource within a Moodle Book:
Example of linking to an electronic article in a Moodle Book with a related multiple choice quiz beneath.