I have a few teacher that would like to share a significant quantity of links - but not have to put each one on the front page of their course. It'd be more of depository of helpful websites.
I'm wondering if anyone has a tip on works best for this. The two things that come to mind are a basic html page (which can get weird with formatting) or a database. Any other suggestions? Thanks!
Teachers could use their Blogs to share links an all kind of stuff they want ;)
I use either the resource "Compose a web page" if it's really very long, or a block on the side if I want to be sure students see it.
Reading again this topic (thanks Helen Foster),
I noticed that I didn't specified my answer
'Teachers could use their Blogs to share links an all kind of stuff they want ;)'
and must say:
Teachers could use their Moodle Blogs to share links an all kind of stuff they want ;)
We use the forum to share links across schools and courses. The teachers have a common course in which they share links, teaching plans, etc.. Then the teachers, who subscribe to the forum, receive e-mail every time there is added a new link. In addition, they can also use the RSS feed.
One further thing that is worth considering is developing activities that have students adding, rating, commenting or summarising links and web pages rather than just having lots supplied.
Using the capabilities function I added more functionality by determining if users are: guests, parents, students, or teachers and then showing or not showing them more categories/links
If you look at the Category called "subscriptions", when a teacher is logged in another link is populated called "subscription passwords" that links to a text file with the login credentials for those resources.
To further abstract it:
We have a hidden course that all campus teachers/ administrators are enrolled in. This is where that text file is stored as a resource, so even if a guest/student were able to get past the capability check, they still couldn't access our campus teacher resources, as they would get hit with another capability check: enrolment.
At the same time the campus teacher course is hidden, because every resource is populated in the menu, and it's just one less link for teachers to remember/bookmark, especially since they can get to the resources from any page in our Moodle Site.
A glossary or database is a great way to share websites or files or ideas without listing on the front course page.