The text editor is available in many areas of Moodle and is set to the default Atto editor.
Formatting text options
The Text editor is available for all text areas in Moodle and the format is automatically set to HTML format (Atto being the default editor).
However, if the setting ‘Editor preferences’ from the user menu top right > Preferences is set to ‘Plain text area’, then various format options are available in a dropdown menu below the text area.
When writing HTML in Moodle, you are free to use almost any HTML tags you like to produce the effect you want.
Your code will normally be printed on the page within a table cell, so:
- There is no need to use any <HEAD> or <BODY> tags
- Be careful about unmatched </TABLE> tags that may mess up the display.
This format assumes the text is pure HTML. If you are using the text editor to edit text then this is the default format – all the commands in the toolbar are producing HTML for you.
Even if you are not using the text editor, you can use HTML code in your text and it should come out exactly as you intended.