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Moodle - Access FlatWorld Textbook Tool (Instructor)

This article covers how to access the FlatWorld Textbook tool in Moodle.

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Written by Xavier
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*Please Note: In order to use the FlatWorld Textbook tool, the integration needs to be configured with LTI access keys provided by FlatWorld. Please refer to the integration setup article for more information.

Accessing the FlatWorld Textbooks Tool

Navigate to your course in Moodle. Then, click the Settings cog icon, and click Turn Editing On.

Click on the Add an Activity or Resource option under the Topic for which you want to add a textbook link.

Select the FlatWorld Textbooks option from the Add an Activity or Resource window.

Click on the Select Content button to pull up the FlatWorld Textbook tool.

From here, you can Search for your textbook by ISBN, or Browse for it in the catalog.

Once you select your course textbook, you can use the Link Book button to create a link to the textbook.

The Link to this chapter option allows you to link to a specific chapter.

Selecting the Section will embed a link to the particular section of the book in your LMS.

The link to the textbook is now active, and clicking on it will take you and your students to the textbook within our online reader platform in a new window. You will also see the chapter or section name populate in the "Activity Name" window.

IMPORTANT: You must set the Launch Container option as 'New Window'. This means that the FlatWorld Textbook Link will open as a new page in the browser.

The Launch Container field is located under the General Section after hitting 'Show More'.

After clicking 'Show More', scroll down and locate the Launch Container Field, and set it to 'New Window'.

Once this has been done, please complete any other desired fields in the Moodle assignment form and click Save.


Do students need to purchase online access to the course textbook in order to access my textbook links?

Yes, students will need to have online access to your course textbook to access the links to the textbook within your course.

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