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Course Content Overview

You can create course areas to serve as containers for your course material. Course areas enable you to present various types of content in an organized and engaging way.

  • The top-level course areas are called Content Areas, which are created, linked, and managed on the Course Menu. Typically, courses contain multiple Content Areas.
  • The next level of course areas includes Learning ModulesLesson Plans, or Folders. You create these course areas within an existing Content Area or other course area.

Once you create a course area, you can create content items within it to present your course material. You can include content such as text, file attachments, links to websites, tests, assignments, and multimedia.

For example, you can create a Content Area called Units that contains Learning Modules for Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, and so on. Each of the Learning Modules contains reading materials, assignments, tests, and links to tools to help student accomplish the learning objectives for each unit.

  1. Content Areas are the top-level course areas that provide your course structure. They are linked and created on the Course Menu only using the symbol.
  2. Create content within course areas by using Build Content, Assessments, Tools, and other commands on the action bar (after selecting the appropriate Content Area first).
  3. Folders are containers for content.
  4. Learning Modules are containers for content, can include a Table of Contents, and can require sequential viewing of its content.
  5. Lesson Plans are containers for content, and present objectives and other details directly above its list of content items.