More about the WYSIWYG editor

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WYSIWYG stands for “What You See is What You Get” and is used in Moodle to allow you to format text (using bold, underline, italics, etc), create web links from text on a page, insert images, and a whole lot more!

1. Turn editing on. (Upper right-hand corner of course page.)

2. You will see the WYSIWYG controls in most of the places in Moodle where you edit text. They usually look like this:

    These icons are the same as what you commonly see in a program like Microsoft Word.

3. These are some of the more commonly used icons that you may not recognize.

Text Color

Insert Image Create a Link

Spell Check

    4.   Remember to click Save Changes at the bottom of the page when you are finished. 

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