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Resources – Books


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.

  • In a course, with the editing turned on, choose ‘Book’ from the activity chooser.
  • Give it a name and, if required a description (which will appear on all chapters of the book), checking the box if you want the description displayed on the course page.
  • In Appearance, decide on the chapter formatting, style of navigation and whether you want custom titles. Use the help icon for more information.
  • Expand the other settings to configure the resource as you wish, and then click Save and display.
  • Add content to your first chapter and save the changes. (Note: Moodle ‘chapters’ are what some might prefer to call ‘pages.’
  • From the Table of Contents (at the side or underneath the chapter) click the + icon to add another chapter, and repeat the process.


Does not migrate; there is no equivalent tool in Brightspace  compared to the book resource in Moodle.
All of the content will transfer and appear in a sub-module in Brightspace.  
All  items will remain from the book, but the pages will be reordered in Brightspace. 

There is no direct equivalent to Books. 
Depending on your content and how you wish to organise it, you could create the book pages in separate files, as they have imported.
Alternatively, create a file in Brightspace to organise multiple pages together. Use the HTML editor  to change the font and add videos and use HTML Templates to add accordions, tabs and other organisational elements.  Manually reorder the content pages or create sub-modules. Note that there is no consistency with this approach.

Bottom line

Lot of work depending on your preferred path. Rebuilding and restructing of your content and material is recommended.

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