Moodle 3: Activities & Resources: Add a Database

Adding a database allows students and instructors to build, display, and search a bank of topics contributed by the class.  The following steps will show how to create a database in Moodle 3.

To Add a Database Activity:

1. Log in to Moodle and select your course.

2. Turn editing on by clicking the Edit button at the top right corner of the page.

Moodle green edit button

3. Click the Add an activity or resource.

the add an activity or resource button in Moodle

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 an activity and select Database. For more information about this option, view Activity Chooser Options.    

4. Select Database from the sidebar at the left, then click Add at the bottom.


5.  Type a Name and write an introduction for the database.

 Moodle Database general settings

6.  Click Save and return to course.

save and return to course button in Moodle


Personalize your Database Activity in the Database Activity Settings.

Create the database fields in the Building a Database.

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