Moodle: Activities & Resources: Add a Book

The book module enables a teacher to create a multi-page resource in a book-like format, with chapters and subchapters. Books can contain media files as well as text and are useful for displaying lengthy passages of information which can be broken down into sections. A book may be used to display reading material for individual modules of study, a staff departmental handbook, or a showcase portfolio of student work. It is a way to display HTML content seamlessly in Moodle.

To edit an existing Book, please see Moodle: Activities & Resources: Edit or Add Chapters to a Book.


To Add a Book:

  1. Login to Moodle and select your course.
  2. Turn editing on by clicking the Edit button at the top right corner of the page.

Moodle Edit button


  1. Click Add an activity or resource.

Add an Activity or Resource button

Please Note: There are two different ways to complete the next step depending on which view you are in. If you see two separate drop-down boxes, click Add a resource and select Book.  For more information about this option, view Activity Chooser Options.


  1. Select Book & click Add.

Book Button


  1. Assign a Name and description (optional) to the book.

General settings


  1. Personalize the book in the Book Settings.
  2. Click Save and display when you are finished. This will send you to a page where you can edit the chapter and sub-chapter titles.

Save and display button


  1. Click Save Changes once you have added those.

Save changes button



For more information on the Book resource, read the following documentation from Moodle Docs. Note that the documentation does not show the SNAP Theme, but the functionality of the settings is the same. All links will open in a new window.


Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.


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