Understanding the organization of Content

View of the Content tool's Table of Contents page

Content tool's Table of Contents page

Course Overview

When users access a course's Content tool for the first time, the first page they see is the Course Overview. Use the Course Overview page to orient users to the course, content materials, and course expectations. You can insert course overview information using the HTML Editor beneath the Course Overview title, and you can add a file attachment by dragging a file from your computer onto the upload target, or by clicking Add an attachment from the Course Overview context menu.

The following file types display inline when added to Course Overview:

Extension File Type
HTM, HTML, MHT, MHTML Web Document
RTF, PPT, PPS, PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPTX, XML, XLS, TXT, WPD Text Document
JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIF, TIFF Image
SWF, MPG, MPEG, RM, MP3, MP4*, M4V*, M4A*, AVI, WAV, RAM, ASF, MOV, RA Media

*The extensions MP4, M4V, and M4A are new. These extensions allow users to drag entire albums, Video Podcasts, and movies from iTunes.

Bookmarks

Topics you bookmark appear in a list on the Bookmarks page. Click the Add Bookmark icon while viewing a topic to add it to your bookmarks list. The number beside the Bookmarks link indicates how many bookmarks you have.

Upcoming Events

The Upcoming Events page lists course material due dates, start dates, end dates, and other course events for the next seven days. If you set availability dates or a due date for a course object, it appears in the Upcoming Events page and the Agenda view in the Calendar tool.

The dates listed on this page are not exclusive to Content topics; upcoming events include all events within the course from the Calendar tool. Click Course Schedule to view all past, current, and future course events. The number beside the Upcoming Events link indicates how many upcoming events you have.

Table of Contents

The Table of Contents lists all modules available in your course. Click on a listed module to view and manage its details, topics, and sub-modules. You can also stay on the Table of Contents page to view and manage all modules and topics. Click on the Table of Contents link to access the Table of Contents page. This page enables you to view and manage all modules and topics. You can add new topics to existing modules by dragging and dropping files from your computer onto upload targets on the Table of Contents page, and you can also rearrange course materials by dragging and dropping topics between modules. See Creating and arranging your course content using

The number beside each module name in the Table of Contents listing indicates the number of topics you have set completion tracking for. The number beside the Table of Contents link indicates the total number of topics you have set completion tracking for. Use the number totals to determine the task load being put on students per module.

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