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Managing Modules and Topics

Search for a module or topic

You can search within the 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 to access the Manage Content page.
  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.
    Search Term screenshot
  5. Click on the Clear Search link to return to the list.
    Clear Search screenshot

Edit a module

  1. On the Manage Content page, click the Edit Edit icon next to a module.
    Edit Module screenshot
  2. Edit the module properties, restrictions, or comments and click Save.
Option Procedure
  Properties tab Properties Tab screenshot
Change parent module Select a new parent module from the Parent Module drop-down.
Edit title

Type changes in the Title field.

Note: Add HTML tags to change the font color and style to customize the display Module names and Topics.  The style is not visible in the Managed Content view, but visible in View Content.

Edit short title Type changes in the Short Title field. (optional)
Enumeration

You must first go to Content > Settings > Enumerations to select an Enumeration style.

If you have activated Enumerations, you can do one of the following:

  • Select the Enumeration check box to show numbering on this module.
  • Clear the Enumeration check box to hide numbering on this module.
   Restrictions tab Restrictions tab screenshot
Hide a module from participants’ view  Select the Hide this module check box. All topics beneath this module are also hidden.
Hide Module screenshot
 Set date/time restrictions  Select the Start Date and End Date.
Module Start and End Date screenshot
 Set 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.

Edit a topic

  1. On the Manage Content page, click the Edit icon Edit icon next to a topic.
    Edit Topic screenshot
  2. Edit the topic’s properties, restrictions, discussions, or comments.
    • Option Procedure
        Properties tab Properties Tab screenshot
      Change parent module Select a new parent module from the Parent Module drop-down.
      Edit title

      Type changes in the Title field.


      Note: Add HTML tags to change the font color and style to customize the display Module names and Topics.  The style is not visible in the Managed Content view, but visible in View Content.

      Edit short title Type changes in the Short Title field. (optional)
      Enumerations You must first go to Content > Settings > Enumerations to select an Enumeration style.

      If you have activated Enumerations, you can do one of the following:

      • Select the Enumeration check box to show numbering on this module.
      • Clear the Enumeration check box to show numbering on this module.
         Restrictions tab Restrictions tab screenshot
       Hide a topic from participants’ view Select the Hide this topic check box.
      Hide Topic screenshot
       Set date/time restrictions  Select the Start Date and End Date.
      Topic Start and End Date screenshot
       Set 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.
        Discussions tab
      Associate a discussion topic Select a discussion from the Topic Discussion drop-down.
      You can also select a discussion from the Topic Help Discussion topic. If you don’t have any discussions set up for the course, create a discussion forum and topic first in Discussions.
  3. Click Save, or to create a new topic, click Save & New.

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

Move a module or topic

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

Reorder modules and topics

  1. Click Content on the navbar to access the Manage Content page.
  2. Click Reorder Reorder in the top tool menu, or the Reorder icon Reorder icon beside the module in the list of modules.
    Reorder icon screenshot
  3. Use the drop-down menus in the Sort Order column to select the order for an item. Other items reposition themselves according to the new order.
  4. Click Save when you have finished the changes.
    Reorder Save screenshot

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 to access the Manage Content page.
  2. Click View Content View Content in the left tool menu. To return to Manage Content from the content preview, click Manage Content in the Content Areas panel.
    View Content screenshot

Delete a module or topic

Note  Deleting a module deletes all topics within that module.

  1. Click Content on the navbar to access the Manage Content page.
  2. Select the check boxes beside the modules or topics you want to delete.
  3. Click the Delete icon Delete icon at the top or bottom of the list.
    Delete icon screenshot
  4. Choose whether you want to delete associated files.
  5. Click Delete Selected.
    Delete Selected screenshot

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