Book Resource [Faculty]


The book allows you to give information to your students in a multi-page, book-like format. The book allows you to have main chapters and subchapters. However, subchapters cannot have their own subchapters as the book is intended to be a simple resource for teachers and students.

This Guide Will Help You to:

  • Create a Book

  • Modify a Book

  • Seek further assistance

Create a Book

  1. Turn editing on.

  2. Locate the week or section in which you wish to add the new assignment

  3. Click Add an activity or resource

  4. Select Book

  5. Click Add

For more information see, Adding an Activity in Moodle ISU [Faculty]


  1. In the Name textbox, type the name of the book (this step is required). 

  2. In the Description field, type a description of the book or any other information you would like students to see.

  3. If you would like this description displayed on the course page, Check the Display description on the course page.


  • Chapter formatting - lets you decide how you would like your chapters to be formatted.

    • None -  Chapter and subchapter titles are not formatted at all.

    • Numbers -  Chapters and subchapters are numbered (1, 1.1, 1.2, 2,…)

    • Bullets -  Subchapters are indented and displayed with bullets.

    • Indented -  Subchapters are indented.

  • Style of navigation - lets you decide how the titles are displayed.

    • TOC Only - The table of contents is used for navigation.

    • Images - Icons are used for navigation

    • Text - Chapter titles are used.

  • Custom titles - check this box if you want to display chapter titles automatically.

Common module settings

  1. Choose whether to Show or Hide on the Page (default is Show).

For more information see, Common module settings

Restrict access

For more information see, Restrict access

Activity completion

For more information see, Activity completion


For more information see, Using tags

To save:

  • Click Save and display to view the resource.  

  • Click Save and return to the course to be taken back to the course homepage.

  • Click Cancel to not save changes.

Modify a Book

  1. Turn editing on. For more information, see Moodle ISU Overview

  2. Click on the book you wish to edit

  3. Locate the TABLE OF CONTENTS block at the top left side of the page

  • Arrow icon - The arrow icon allows you to move chapters up and down in order

  • Gear icon - The gear icon lets you edit a chapter’s content and titles, as well as make it a subchapter

  • Trash icon - Click the Trash icon to delete a chapter

  • Eye icon - Click the eye icon to hide a chapter from the students.  The chapter will be lighter to teachers indicating the chapter is hidden

  • Plus icon - Click the + icon to add a new chapter or subchapter 

To add a chapter or subchapter:

[Note:  You can add numerous chapters/subchapters.]

  1. Click on the plus icon 


  1. In the Chapter title textbox, type the name of the chapter (this step is required)

  2. In the Content textbox, type your chapter content (this step is required). 

  3. Check Subchapter if you want to make this page a subchapter

  1. Click Save changes when finished.


[Note: You can navigate from chapter to chapter with the arrow icons on the upper and bottom right and left side of the book.]                                  

Seek Further Assistance

For additional assistance please contact, ITRC at (208) 282 5880 or

For more information please visit:

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