Learning Modules

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==Add Subpage in Learning Modules==
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You can think of Subpages as ways to organize the content.  Subpages could be labeled "Week 1, Week 2, Week 3 . . ." or "Module 1, Module 2, Module 3 . . ." or "Baroque, Renaissance, Classical . . ." for example.  
You can think of Subpages as ways to organize the content.  Subpages could be labeled "Week 1, Week 2, Week 3 . . ." or "Module 1, Module 2, Module 3 . . ." or "Baroque, Renaissance, Classical . . ." for example.  
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Revision as of 12:49, 26 July 2013

Contents

Overview

Learning Modules is a tool that provides course materials in a logical, sequential, order, guiding students through the content and assessments in the order specified by the instructor. Instructors can insert formatted text, files, weblinks, Discussion Topics, Assignments, Tests & Quizzes, and soon, Assessments. Content can be structured in such a way as to require students to complete content before they are allowed to proceed to the next content. It is also possible for instructors to set up a place for students to add content to the Learning Module.

NOTE: Any files and/or weblinks that you use in Learning Modules are stored in your course Resources. Best practice would be to organize the files and weblinks in Resources prior to building your Learning Modules. You may create folders in a structure that will allow you to easily locate the material in Resources that is being referenced by the Learning Modules tool. If you need to update a file, go to the Resources and "replace" the file that is there so that the link to the Learning Modules doesn't have to be relinked. If you do not organize your files and weblinks prior to building the Learning Modules, when you add files or weblinks in the Learning Module, a folder will be created for you in Resources called "Learning Modules" and the content will be placed there. You may hide the Resources tool if you do not want students to view the files there, BUT you cannot hide individual files or folders in Resources. Hiding the file or folder will keep students from being able to view the content in the Learning Module. If you delete any content from Resources, it will also remove it from the Learning Modules.

There are three main ways to present the content:


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When you first enter the Learning Modules tool, and every time you add a new Subpage, you will see some simple instructions and examples for use of the tools. As soon as you begin to add content, this information will be replaced with your content. If you want to see the instructions again, click Help at the top of the Learning Modules tool.

Add Text in Learning Modules

  1. Click Add Text at the top of the Learning Modules screen. Use the content editor to enter and format your text. You may embed video, images, weblinks, into the content that you add here.
  2. Click Save.

Add Multimedia in Learning Modules

Content added here will be added to the course Resources in a "Learning Module" folder.

  1. Click Add Multimedia at the top of the Learning Modules screen.
    1. Enter the URL for the content you want to insert, such as a Youtube video, OR
    • Click Choose File to locate the file on your computer, OR
      • NOTE: Any files that you add to Learning Modules will be stored in a folder called "Learning Modules" in your course Resources. This folder is created automatically. If you remove this folder from Resources, you will remove your Learning Modules content. If you hide the folder in Resources, students will no longer be able to view the files in Learning Modules. You may hide the Resources tool without adversely impacting the Learning Modules.
    • Click Choose Existing File if the file is located in the Resources tool in your course.
  1. Click Save.

Add Resource in Learning Modules

Content added here will be added to the course Resources in a "Learning Module" folder.

  1. Click Add Resource at the top of the Learning Modules screen.
  2. Enter the URL for the content you want to insert, such as a link to a library resource, OR
    • Click Choose File to locate the file on your computer, OR
      • NOTE: Any files that you add to Learning Modules will be stored in a folder called "Learning Modules" in your course Resources. This folder is created automatically. If you remove this folder from Resources, you will remove your Learning Modules content. If you hide the folder in Resources, students will no longer be able to view the files in Learning Modules. You may hide the Resources tool without adversely impacting the Learning Modules.
    • Click Choose Existing File if the file is located in the Resources tool in your course.
  3. Click Save.

Add Assignment in Learning Modules

  1. Click Add Assignment at the top of the Learning Modules Screen. All available Assignments will be listed.
  2. Select the Assignment you want to insert, OR
    • Click Create new assignment using Assignments
      • You will be taken to the Assignment tool where you can create the Assignment. Once you've completed the Assignment, click Continue wtih Add Assignment, after you have created the new assignment
  3. Click Use selected item

Add Quiz in Learning Modules

  1. Click Add Quiz at the top of the Learning Modules Screen. All available Quizzes will be listed.
  2. Select the Quiz you want to insert, OR
    • Click Create new quiz using Tests and Quizzes
      • You will be taken to the Tests & Quizzes tool where you can create the Quiz. Once you've completed the Quiz, click Continue with Add Quiz, after you have created the new quiz
  3. Click Use selected item

Add Forum Topic in Learning Modules

  1. Click More Tools at the top of the Learning Modules Screen.
  2. Click Add Forum Topic. All available Discussion Topics will be listed.
  3. Select the Forum Topic you want to insert, OR
    • Click Create new topic using Forums
      • You will be taken to the Discussions tool where you can create the Discussion Topic. Once you've completed the Discussion Topic, click Continue with Add Forum Topic, afer you have created the new topic.
  4. Click Use selected item

Add Website in Learning Modules

  1. Click More Tools at the top of the Learning Modules screen.
  2. Click Add Website
    • In the box that appears, click "Frequently Asked Questions about Website content" for specific instructions on acceptable file types.
  3. Click Choose File to locate the file on your computer, OR
    • NOTE: Any files that you add to Learning Modules will be stored in a folder called "Learning Modules" in your course Resources. This folder is created automatically. If you remove this folder from Resources, you will remove your Learning Modules content. If you hide the folder in Resources, students will no longer be able to view the files in Learning Modules. You may hide the Resources tool without adversely impacting the Learning Modules.
    • Click Choose Existing File if the file is located in the Resources tool in your course.
  4. Click Save.

Add Comments Tool in Learning Modules

"Comments Tool" provides a text box where participants can comment on content directly inside the Learning Module rather than directing them to a Discussion Topic. If you want the added functionality of Discussions (assign to groups, grading, statistics, etc.) insert a Discussion Topic. If you simply want to foster discussion on the module content, inserting a Comments section would be a good choice.

  1. Click More Tools at the top of the Learning Modules screen.
  2. Click Add Comments Tool

Add Student Content in Learning Modules

"Student Content" creates a page where students have permission to add content, just as the instructor does in the other pages of the Learning Modules.

  1. Click More Tools at the top of the Learning Modules screen.
  2. Click Add Student Content

Add Subpage in Learning Modules

You can think of Subpages as ways to organize the content. Subpages could be labeled "Week 1, Week 2, Week 3 . . ." or "Module 1, Module 2, Module 3 . . ." or "Baroque, Renaissance, Classical . . ." for example.

To add a Subpage:

  1. Click Add Subpage at the top of the Learning Modules page.
  2. "Page title"- Type a title for the Subpage, such as "Module 2."
  3. If you want to add the Subpage to a different Page than the one you are currently on, click Choose Existing Page. You will see a list of all pages.
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