Managing modules and topics

  1. Search for a module or topic
  2. Edit a module
  3. Edit a topic
  4. Copy a module or topic
  5. Move a module or topic
  6. Reorder modules and topics
  7. Preview course content
  8. Delete a module or topic

Search for a module or topic

You can search within a course for modules and topics by their title or short title; however, you cannot search for text within the body of a topic.

  1. Click Content on the navbar.
  2. Type your search term in the Search For text box.
  3. To narrow your search, click Show Search Options.
  4. Click Search. Search results are listed in their order within the structure of the course. For example, a topic in unit one is listed before a topic in unit two.
  5. Click on the Clear Search link to return to the list.

Edit a module

  1. On the Manage Content page, select the module you want to edit and click Edit from the module's context menu.
  2. Edit the module properties, restrictions, comments, or objectives. Click Save to save changes made on an individual page before moving to another page, or click Save and Close to save all changes and close the module.
    Option Procedure
    Properties tab
    Parent Module Select a new parent module from the Parent Module drop-down list.
    Title Enter changes in the Title field
    Short Title Enter changes in the Short Title field.
    Enumeration

    Do one of the following:

    • Select the Hide enumeration for this module check box to hide numbering on this module.
    • Clear the Hide enumeration for this module check box to show numbering on this module.
    Restrictions tab
    Hidden Select the Hide this module check box. All topics beneath this module are also hidden.
    Date Availability Select the Has Start Date and Has End Date check boxes to specify dates and times for the module.
    Release Conditions

    To set pre-existing release conditions to the module, click Attach Existing and select the conditions from the list in the pop-up window.

    To create new conditions and attach them to the module, click Create and Attach. For details on creating release conditions refer to Release Conditions.

    Comments tab
    Comments

    To add comments that only you can see, enter your comments into the Personal Comments text field.

    To add comments that other course designers can see, enter your comments into the Shared Designer Comments text field.

    Objectives tab
    Associate Learning Objectives
    1. Click Associate Learning Objectives.
    2. Browse or Search for the learning objective you want to associate with the module.
    3. Click Add Selected.

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Edit a topic

  1. On the Manage Content page, select the topic you want to edit and click Edit from the topic's context menu.
  2. Edit the topic’s properties, restrictions, discussions, comments, or objectives.
    Option Procedure
    Properties tab
    Parent Module Select a new parent module from the Parent Module drop-down list.
    Title Enter changes in the Title field.
    Short Title Enter changes in the Short Title field.
    Enumeration Do one of the following:
    • Select the Hide enumeration for this topic check box to hide numbering on this topic.
    • Clear the Hide Enumeration for this topic check box to show numbering on this topic.
    Content To change your topic's content, do one of the following:
    • Enter your changes into the content editing field.
    • To select a new file for the topic, click Change File and locate the new file for the topic.
    Restrictions tab
    Hidden Select the Hide this topic check box.
    Date Availability Select the Has Start Date and Has End Date check boxes to specify dates and times for the module.
    Release Conditions To set pre-existing release conditions to the topic, click Attach Existing and select the conditions from the list in the pop-up window.

    To create new conditions and attach them to the topic, click Create and Attach. For details on creating release conditions refer to Release Conditions.

    Discussions tab
    Discussions Select a discussion from the Topic Discussion drop-down list.

    You can also select a discussion from the Topic Help Discussion topic. If you don’t have any discussions set up for the course, refer to Discussions.

    Comments tab
    Comments
    • To add comments that only you can see, enter your comments into the Personal Comments text field
    • To add comments that other course designers can see, enter your comments into the Shared Designer Comments
    Objectives tab
    Objectives
    1. Click Associate Learning Objectives.
    2. Browse or Search for the learning objective you want to associate with the topic.
    3. Click Add Selected.
  3. Click Save to save changes made on an individual page before moving to another page, or click Save and Close to save all changes and close the topic.

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Copy a module or topic

Within a course, you can copy modules or topics. This can be useful if you want to use a topic or module as a template. You can choose to copy only the module or topic’s content, or include properties such as release conditions, comments, discussions, and metadata.

  1. On the Manage Content page, select the modules or topics you want to copy.
  2. Click Copy at the top or bottom of the list.
  3. Select a parent module. For modules, you can select None.
  4. Select whether to copy content only or content and properties, such as release conditions.
  5. Click Copy.

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Move a module or topic

  1. On the Manage Content page, select the module or topic you wish to move.
  2. Click Move at the top or bottom of the list.
  3. Select a New Parent Module for your module or topic from the drop-down list.
  4. Click Move.

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Reorder modules and topics

  1. On the Manage Content page, click Reorder from the More Actions button.
  2. Use the drop-down lists in the Sort Order column to select the order for an item. Other items reposition themselves according to the new order.
  3. Click Save when you have finished the changes.

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Preview course content

You can preview course content after making edits or adding new modules or topics. This is useful for quality checking purposes.

  1. Click Content on the navbar.
  2. Click View Content in the Content Areas panel. To return to Manage Content, click Manage Content in the Content Areas panel.

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Delete a module or topic

Note  Deleting a module deletes all topics within that module.

  1. On the Manage Content page, select the check boxes beside the modules or topics you want to delete.
  2. Click Delete at the top or bottom of the list.
  3. Choose whether you want to delete associated files.
  4. Click Delete Selected.

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