If you’ve been using Moodle 2.x then you’ll know that the resources have received an overhaul, instead of text pages, web pages and directories, there are now URLs, files, folders and pages. I think it’s a step in the right direction for usability and streamlining of available resources. The URL and file module settings also got a touch up in how the information they call is displayed. Namely (from the Moodle Docs page: http://docs.moodle.org/20/en/URL_module_settings,
- Automatic – Make the best guess at what should happen (probably what is wanted 99% of the time).
- Embed – Show the Moodle page with heading, blocks and footer. Show the title/description of the item and display the file directly in the page as well
- Open – No Moodle heading, blocks, footer or description – just show the file in the web browser (e.g. shows image, PDF, flash animation, taking up the whole browser window)
- In pop-up – Same as ‘Open’, but opens a new browser window to show this file (without the Moodle heading, blocks, etc) – this browser window also does not have all the menus and address bar in it.