Moodle uses the TinyMCE editor as a default. With version 2.6 this has had a makeover and there are some changes in the way it works.
The old style TinyMCE editor looks like this.
The new Moodle 2.6 editor looks like this:
There a few things worth knowing about the new editor…
Collapsed and Expanded views
The editor starts in collapsed view. Click the button in the top left to expand the editor’s toolbar.
The essential toolbar buttons explained
Creating a text link – highlight some text and click the chain icon. Use the button next to it to remove a link, and the chain with a cross through it to prevent a link on that text.
These three buttons control adding media to the editor. You can add pictures, video and also manage files that are within the editor.
To view the HTML code click the <> button. This will show the HTML code in a new window. You can edit the code and save it back.
You can find text using the binoculars button.
Toggle fullscreen mode
You can put the editor into fullscreen mode using the arrows button.
As you can see, the new editor is a lot nicer to look at, and still has lots of useful features that help you to create engaging content.