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.
|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: