The default text editor within the LEO environment is Atto. It works a little like a simple online version of Word, allowing you to change the size of text, align paragraphs, add headings, colour and add other formatting, similar to other word processing functions you may have used before.

There are many text editing and content embedding functionalities available to use in this this text editor. Some of the more commonly used functionalities have been highlighted below.

Text Editor features
  • Toolbar Toggle opens up two more rows of editing options.
  • Insert link allows you to embed a URL link. This might link to an external webpage or an activity within a unit.
  • Add Echo360 Media allows you to embed your Echo360 videos in your content.
  • Paste Special is an extremely useful button which allows you bring content in from other documents while remove problematic formatting.
  • Insert image allows uploading of image files, resizing and wrapping text options around the image.
  • Full screen for when the text editor window is too small to see your work effectively. Alternately, try dragging the corner of the editor to enlarge it.
  • Edit HTML is for users who have some knowledge of HTML but can also be used to help embed videos and social media posts.
  • Accessibility checker can point out areas of your content that may be difficult for screen readers to read.

See LEO Guides: Text editor for more about using the text editor.

You can use the text editor function within a Label in such a way that you can emulate the menu of a website, within the main section of your unit. Alternatively, using the text editor within a Label you can also link to other content which sits inside of your LEO unit.

For an in-depth look at some of the text editor functions including embedding links and images, see Styling LEO units in the Your units section of the LEO Guides.

A comprehensive list of Atto functions, see the Atto editor in MoodleDocs.

Page last updated on 07/01/2021

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