Learning Modules

Create:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Begin on the Module page on the left hand menu. Select the button that says Add a new Module Give your module a name The module will appear on the page. Use the link at the base of the learning module to add elements to the module. * I found that having all of the elements created BEFORE I started building out the module was beneficial. The Module does provide a way to create each element as you add it though.

Elements you can add to the Module:
1. Assignment: a. Opens a window listing all existing assignments/quizzes b. Offers an option to create a [new assignment] i. This will open a new assignment window so you can create the assignment 2. Quiz: a. Opens a window listing all existing quizzes b. Offers an option to create a [new quiz] i. This will open a new quiz window so you can create the quiz. 3. File: a. Opens a window listing the entire contents of the file structure for the course b. If you select [new file] it opens a browser to upload a new file from your computer, NOT to create a file within the system. 4. Content Page: a. Opens a window listing all existing content pages, html/wiki pages b. Offers an option to create a [new page] 5. Discussion Topic: a. Opens a window listing all existing discussion topics b. Offers an option to create a [new topic] 6. External URL: a. Opens a field to copy/type in a URL b. Offers another field to give the link a shortened/context laden name. 7. Text Header

a. Opens a field to add text as a sub-header for the module.

Module Settings
You can change some of the module settings when you first create a module: y y y Lock the module until a given date Add pre-requisites Force students to move through the content sequentially o This only works if you set up requirements for each element in the module.

You can edit the settings after you have added elements to the module by selecting the pencil in the module title. If you don t select the sequential option, you can still require that students do something with each item in the module it just doesn t force the sequence. The option to hide module contents is a feature for individual users. If an instructor hides the content it doesn t affect student view, it just shrinks up the module contents to reveal only what they want to work with at the moment.

Linking to Modules
Modules are designed to stand alone. One of the homepage layout options is to point directly to the modules. Modules are not available in the list of course items to add to a content page, or html page. To link to the modules page in a content page, you must first capture the URL of the Modules page and hard link to it in the content page. You can also hard link to the first file in a module, and it will take the student to that page, and subsequently the rest of the modules.

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