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Content Module Organization

Generally, your course should have a welcome module which includes the syllabus and roll verification activity, modules that contain the content, activities, and assessments, and a wrap-up module that concludes the course and offers student’s the opportunity to provide feedback on the course to assist your future course designs. 

  1. Pretest
  2. Introduction / Overview
  3. Learning Objectives / Outcomes
  4. Checklist
  5. Content
  6. Reflection / metacognition activity
  7. Assignments
  8. Post-test / assessment
  9. Conclusion / Next Steps
Example of module structure in the Table of Contents.

Other than the welcome or wrap-up modules, each module in the course should follow a similar format and structure which includes some variation of the following: 

Content is organized into modules using the Content Tool. Content items are referred to as ‘topics’. Modules can contain as much or as little content as needed, and one or more sub-modules. Each MyCourses course will likely have many modules. 

An example of how topics look inside a module.

Using a consistent structure to your modules helps students learn the flow of the course and can help them with time management. 

Each module that you create can include the following types of content, activities, and assessments: 

  • Files that are used to present content such as lecture notes and study guides. HTML and PDF files are preferred over Word documents or PowerPoint presentations. 
  • Multimedia content in the form of short video lectures (3-5 minutes), animations, simulations, audio recordings, and images. 
  • Discussions 
  • Assignments 
  • Quizzes 
  • Links to websites 
  • Integrated tools such as Zoom, Pearson, Turnitin, etc. 

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