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Creating Course Areas for Content

You can create course areas to serve as containers for your course material. Course areas enable you to present various types of content in an organized and engaging way.

Once you create a course area, you can create content items within it to present your course material. You can include content such as text, file attachments, links to websites, tests, assignments, and multimedia.

For example, you can create a Content Area called Units that contains Learning Modules for Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, and so on. Each of the Learning Modules contains reading materials, assignments, tests, and links to tools to help student accomplish the learning objectives for each unit.

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Item corresponding to the image above  Content Areas are the top-level course areas that provide your course structure. They are linked and created on the Course Menu only. They contain other course areas and content items.

Item corresponding to the image above  Folders are containers for content.

Item corresponding to the image above  Learning Modules are containers for content, can include a Table of Contents, and can require sequential viewing of its content.

Item corresponding to the image above  Lesson Plans are containers for content, and present objectives and other details directly above its list of content items.

Item corresponding to the image above  Create content within course areas by pointing to Build Content, Assessments, and Tools on the Click to toggle glossary term definition: <begin definition> Action Bar <end definition>.. To learn more, see Creating Content in a Course Area, Creating Assessments in a Course Area, and Linking to Tools in a Course Area.

Related Tutorials    Building a Learning Module video (pop-up). Click to toggle glossary term definition: <begin definition>   (Flash movie <end definition>. | 3m 00s | 1,445 KB) |  Creating a Lesson Plan video (pop-up). Click to toggle glossary term definition: <begin definition>   (Flash movie <end definition>. | 4m 51s | 2,403 KB) |  Your Course Environment video (pop-up). Click to toggle glossary term definition: <begin definition>   (Flash movie <end definition>. | 3m 46s | 2,485 KB)

Next Steps

Now that you have created an empty Content Area, Learning Module, Lesson Plan, or folder, learn how to create content in it:

Creating Content in a Course Area

Creating Assessments in a Course Area

Linking to Tools in a Course Area

Providing Textbook Information in a Course Area

To learn how to turn options on for course areas and change settings, availability, and content order, see Editing and Managing Course Areas and Content.