Creating a Book Resource

Books allow teachers to create multi-page resources with a book-like format and table of contents. Multimedia may be embedded and books may be printed entirely or by chapter.

Instructions to Create a Book Resource in the CLE

  1. CLE_02-15_Book_01.pngLog in to the CLE (cle.ucsf.edu) and go to the CLE course where you would like to add the book
  2. Click the gear icon at the top-right of the CLE, then click Turn editing on.
  3. In the course section where the Book should be displayed, click the Add an activity or resource link.
  4. An activity or resource window will open, scroll to the bottom to find the Resources section, select the Book resource type, then click Add. create_book_resource_1_.gif
  5. Enter a Name for your book. Whatever you enter into this box will be the link students will click on to view the information contained within.
  6. You may also enter an optional Description to provide additional information to students about the book. If you do enter a Description, you can choose to display that description on the front page of your course by checking the box.

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  7. Optional: Learn more about book resource settings - link to MoodleDocs.
  8. Click the Save and display button at the bottom of the page. This will automatically navigate you to the add new chapter page
  9. Enter your first Chapter title, and put the information you want to present to students into the Content box. This content can include text, images, videos, webpages — anything that you can enter into in a word processor can be entered here. 
  10. Click Save changes

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Adding a Sub-chapter to a Book Resource

  1. After you have added the first chapter to your book, you will see the title and content from that chapter on the right side of the book window. You can add sub-chapters by clicking the "+" icon on the right hand of the table of content.
  2. On the add new chapter page, fill the chapter title, check the subchapter located below the chapter title, and add content in the content editing box.
  3. Click save changes and the subchapter will appear indented in the table of contents. subchapter.gif

Note: A chapter may have many sub chapters, but sub chapters cannot have subchapters. In order to keep this resource simple, you are limited to two levels.

Adding a New Chapter to a Book Resource

  1. After you have added the first chapter to your book, you will see the title and content from that chapter on the right side of the book window. You can add sub-chapters by clicking the "+" icon on the right hand of the table of content.
  2. On the add new chapter page, fill the chapter title, and add content in the content editing box.
  3. Click save changes and the new chapter will appear in the table of content. 
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  4. To add chapters or sub-chapters to a book, click the Add (plus sign) icon. A new chapter will be added directly below the Add icon, and you will be taken once again to the Editing chapter screen. To make a subchapter instead of a chapter, simply click the subchapter box on that screen.

Managing a Book Resource

After you have added the first chapter to your book, you will see the title and content from that chapter on the right side of the book window. Navigation buttons will automatically appear that help users move forward and backward through your content. Users can also use the Table of contents to move freely throughout the Book’s content. Other actions you can perform using the book’s table of contents include  Moving a chapter up or down in the list, editing the Settings for a chapter or subchapter, deleting a chapter or subchapter, hiding a chapter or subchapter, or adding a new chapter/subchapter.

Printing a Book Resource

Whole books and individual chapters may be printed by clicking the gear icon (actions menu) located on the top right of the screen.

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