Styles and layout - book (resource)

book iconThis entry relates to styles and layout. A book is classified as a 'resource' in FLO.

A FLO book is an organisational tool that allows you to structure your topic in a meaningful way that may reduce scrolling on the topic homepage. Students are able to see the relational elements in your topic (e.g. key information, module content) in one convenient place, and can print if they need to.

The book tool enables a teacher to create a multi-page resource in a book-like format, with chapters and sub-chapters. Books can contain media files as well as text, and are useful for displaying lengthy information which can be broken down ('chunked') into sections.

You could use a book to display reading material for individual modules of study, or as a showcase portfolio of student work.

Create a book and add chapters

Create a book

  1. Click the Turn editing on button 

  2. Click Add an activity or resource 
    Add an activity or resource

  3.  Select Bookbook iconthen click Add

  4. Give your book a Name and Description

    Name and Description

  5. Using the Appearance tab, decide on the book's chapter format and style of navigation (the prompts they use to move from one book chapter to the next)
    Appearance tab

  6. Click Save and display

  7. Give your first chapter a Title and enter content using the HTML editor
    book title and content

  8. Click Save changes

Add chapters

  1. In the book, locate the Table of Contents block 

  2. Click on the add icon +
    book chapter - add

  3. Give the new chapter a Title and Content using the HTML editor

  4. Click Save changes

Edit/delete a book chapter

  1. In the book, locate the Administration block tab

  2. Click Turn editing on

  3. In the table of contents (usually on the left-hand side), locate the chapter you want to edit, and click the edit (cog) icon
    edit book chapter

  4. Edit the Chapter title and Content, and click Save changes

  5. To delete a chapter, click the X icon
    delete a book chapter

Print a book or chapter

Follow the instructions below to print this book. Some instructions may vary slightly depending on your device.

To print or save this page ('chapter'), go to the Administration block > Book administration.

  1. Click Print book
    Book administration > Print book

  2. In the next screen, click Print OR Change... (Destination) – if Print doesn't work, click Change...
    Print or Change destination

  3. If you clicked Change..., in the next screen scroll down until you see the option Save as PDF
    Save as PDF

  4. Save the book to a location on your device, then open and print the saved PDF

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