Adding Labels to Moodle

Labels are for more than text - they can also be used to add images, embed videos, and even links. They organize content within topics, as well as improve the overall appearance of the site. 

For additional information, visit the documentation for Labels on the Moodle site.

How do I add labels?

Navigate to your Moodle site and click on the Configuration Wheel on the top right corner of the page. Select Turn editing on/off.

Scroll down to the course section you would like to add the assignment activity. Select Add an activity or resource.

In the Add an activity or resource window, scroll to the bottom of the list and select Label from the Resources list and click Add.

After adding the Label, a window for additional settings will appear. Add text to using the Label text box in the General section. Use the toolbar to change font, text placement, formatting, or add hyperlinks.

In order to see additional options, click on the arrow on the top left of the toolbar.

Commonly Used Label Tools

HTML and Embedding Content

Embedding content is a good option for adding videos and other media to Moodle. The benefit of embedding content versus uploading a direct file is that it saves space and also makes it easier to migrate content from one course to another.

On the toolbar, click on the HTML button.

Any media that has a share or embed feature (Ex. YouTube) can be added. If you are not sure, please contact the Moodle Team to ask for help with embedding media.


Text Color

There are some options for text color available in the toolbar. While the options may seem limited for text color, these colors are set to create content that is as visually accessible as possible.



If you are creating Panopto videos, you can embed these directly in a label by clicking on the Panopto icon. This function is available if the Moodle course is connected to a Panopto folder.

I have additional questions - how do I get help?

For additional questions on Moodle labels, contact the Moodle team.


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