Adding an Activity to Your Course Moodle ISU


A number of different types of activities can be added to your Moodle ISU course. Activities generally require an action from the student, such as submitting an assignment, completing a survey or taking a quiz. Most activities also have grading functionality.

This guide will help you to:

Identify Types of Activities

Activities that can be added to your course include:                        

Add an Activity

  1. Open the Settings Gear Menu, Click Turn editing on. For more information, see Moodle ISU Overview
  2. Locate the week/topic block in which you wish to add the activity.
  3. Click Add an activity or resource.

add a resource.jpg

  1. Select the activity you wish to add.

add a resource list.jpg

  1. Click Add.

click add.jpg

You will be taken to the setup page for the activity that you choose. Settings vary for each activity.  

For information about setting up specific activities,  see the guide for the activity.  To access these guides, either click on the link next to each activity (in the previous section) or see ITRC Handouts

Edit an Activity

  1. Turn editing on. For more information, see Moodle ISU Overview
  2. From the Edit dropdown menu next to the activity, Select Edit settings.

Note: You can also edit the settings for an activity by clicking on the activity and clicking Edit settings in the Admin Gear Menu.

The original setup page will appear with the options that were previously selected. Scroll down and alter any settings that you wish to change.

To save:

  1. Click Save and display to be taken to the activity.
  2. Click Save and return to course to be taken to the course homepage.
  3. Click Cancel to the delete any changes.

For more information, see Activities

For additional information, contact the ITRC - (208) 282-5880 or email

This work was done by Instructional Technology Resource Center at Idaho State University and is licensed under the Creative Commons Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit Attribution Noncommercial 3.0 United States or send a letter to Creative Commons, 444 Castro Street, Suite 900, Mountain View, California, 94041, USA.