In Moodle, an activity is anything that you ask your students to do for you. Examples of this are asking them to submit a paper, submit topics for a research paper, give feedback about a particular topic, etc. The following videos will show you some of the basics of assigning content to students on Moodle.
Advanced Uploading of Files- Useful when you need your students to upload more than one file at a time.
Online Text- Useful for when you would like your students to submit their ideas for a paper or to gather feedback.
Upload a Single File- Useful for when you would like your students to upload a paper or document of some sort.
Offline Activity-Useful for when you want to assign a student to do something outside of the classroom.