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Desire2Learn 9.0

Publishing Content: Creating Modules

In Desire2Learn, content is organized by modules which contain topics that link to course files and Internet pages. Modules are the first level of organization within the course (e.g., units, weeks). Each module can have a variety of sub-modules and topics that help organize the course content. For information on topics, see Publishing Content: Creating Topics. Modules can be hidden until an appropriate time, or availability dates can be set. These restrictions apply to the module and all topics under it. For information about determining when students can see course content, see Releasing Course Content.

  1. From the Course Home page, click CONTENT
    The Manage Content pane appears.

  2. Click NEW MODULE
    The New Module pane appears.
    New Module pane

  3. OPTIONAL: From the Parent Module pull-down menu, select the desired parent module
    NOTE: If you do not want the module sub-categorized, select None.

  4. In the Title text box, type the module's title

  5. OPTIONAL: In the Short Title text box, type an abbreviated title
    NOTE: Short titles appear in the side frame when viewing Content.

  6. To hide the numbering of this module, select Hide enumeration for this module

  7. Select the Restrictions tab

  8. To conceal your module from students until a later date, select Hide this module
    NOTES:
    Setting a start date hides the module from student view until the availability date you select.
    If you hide the module and set a start date, the module will remain hidden until you unhide it regardless of the start date.

  9. To set an available date for the module,
    1. Select Has Start Date
    2. Use the pull-down menus to select a date and time
      HINT: To select the date from the calendar, click SELECT DATESelect Date button
      New Module pane: Restrictions tab
  10. To set a date when the module will no longer be available to students,
    1. Select Has End Date
    2. Use the pull-down menus to select a date and time
      HINT: To select the date from the calendar, click SELECT DATESelect Date button

  11. Select the Comments tab

  12. In the Personal Comments text box, type any personal notes for the module

  13. In the Shared Designer Comments text box, type any notes for the module that you want to share with other instructors/designers for the course

  14. To save this module, click SAVE
    To save this module and create another one, click SAVE AND NEW

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