Adding Content to a Module

You can create many different content types in your course areas.

Advance planning of the items to include in course areas can save you time and create a more 
organised final product.

Consider your course goals, objectives, and audience demographics. Review your existing materials to determine what you can use online. Consider outlining or storyboarding a Content Area, Learning Module, Lesson Plan, or folder before creating content to create a logical organisation.

The following table describes the different content types available in the Build Content drop-down list.

 
Content Type Description
Item A general piece of content, such as a file, image, text, or link which a description and other items can be attached.
File An HTML file that you can use in your course. These files can be viewed as a page within your course or as a separate piece of content in a separate browser window.
AudioImageVideo Upload files from your computer and incorporate them in a course area.
Web link Link to an outside website or resource.
Learning module A set of content that includes a structured path for progressing through the items.
Lesson plan A special content type that combines information about the lesson itself with the curriculum resources used to teach it.
Syllabus Enables you to attach an existing syllabus file or build a course syllabus by walking through a series of steps
Course link A shortcut to an item, tool, or area in a course.
Content folder A course area that contains content items. Folders allow content to be structured with a hierarchy or categories.
Blank page The blank page tool allows you to include files, images, and text as a link in a course area. Blank pages present content in a different way than items do. There is no description that appears below the title of the page. Users see your content only after clicking the link.
Module page A page containing dynamic personalized content modules that help users keep track of tasks, tests, assignments, and new content created in the course.
Mashups Mashups allow you to include content in a course that is from an external website. Three types of Mashups are available:

  • Flickr Photo: Link to a site for viewing and sharing photographic images
  • SlideShare: Link to a site for viewing and sharing PowerPoint presentations, Word documents, or Adobe PDF Portfolios
  • YouTube: Link to a site for viewing and sharing online videos

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