MoodleNet can be used to share digital content into any Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) after version 3.11. You can use either our MoodleNet service to serve your content or your own instance of the open source MoodleNet software.

In your Moodle LMS version 4.0 administration settings you will find the MoodleNet settings:

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By default, our MoodleNet service is enabled in Moodle LMS 4.0 and you may change this to the URL of your own MoodleNet installation.

You can add resources to your Moodle LMS 4.0 course in two ways; from within Moodle by browsing MoodleNet or by visiting MoodleNet and sending resources to Moodle.

Adding resources from MoodleNet to your Moodle course

As long as a MoodleNet service is enabled in your Moodle LMS administration settings, anyone with the permission to add content to a course will see a MoodleNet logo on the activity chooser when adding to their course.

When in your course, turn edit mode on and select “Add an activity or resource”.  The activity or resource screen has a link to the MoodleNet service configured in the administration settings at the bottom of the screen:

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Selecting “Or browse for content on MoodleNet” will direct you to the content available, allowing you to search and find a resource:

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Once you’ve found a resource you’d like to use in your Moodle course, you’ll see a button on the right “Send to Moodle”. This allows you to send any resource to your Moodle course.

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Directly send resources from MoodleNet to your Moodle course

Anyone may send any resource to their Moodle LMS 4.0 course where they are logged into Moodle with teacher permissions. There is no need to login to MoodleNet to do this. Once you have clicked the “Send to Moodle” button, MoodleNet asks you to confirm the location of your Moodle instance.

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You will find that the address of Your Moodle LMS Site has already been provided if you’ve arrived at this page from a Moodle course.  You don’t need to enter the URL of your Moodle course, just the site address.  When ready, click the “Send” button.

Moodle will help you further by asking you to confirm that you wish to import the resource into your course, to make sure the resource is sent to the correct Moodle course.

Depending on the resource format, Moodle will ask you to specify how you want the resource to be used.  For example, an image file could be either added as a downloadable file or embedded into a course page, Moodle will ask you to confirm this. A resource that’s a full Moodle course will need to be restored into an existing Moodle course and will start the Moodle LMS 4.0 course restore process.