About the Content Tool
The Content tool is used to create, edit, and organize course materials such as syllabi, lecture notes, videos, audio recordings, and readings. The Content tool allows users to navigate through course content and activities.
Content can be organized into:
- Modules: Modules are like folders on your computer, and act as an organizational tool that contains information. Modules must be populated with topics (or files) in order to display content.
- Sub-Modules: Sub-Modules are simply modules nested within other modules. Similar to modules, they hold and organize topics.
- Topics: Topics are the actual content items. Topics can be created in the Learning Environment using the HTML editor or can be files uploaded into the Learning Environment (.pdf, .doc, .mp4, .ppt, etc.).
Why Use the Content Tool?
Use the Content tool to:
- Create course content and format it with the HTML Editor tool.
- Post course materials and resources such as documents, images, media files, and URL links.
- Create new or link to existing activities such as Assignments, Discussions, and Quizzes.
- Add availability and due dates to course materials.
- Change the way your course displays content.
- Notify students about updated course content.
- Monitor class and user progress as students work through course content by setting automatic (determined by the system) or manual (determined by the student) completion tracking.
- Import/Export existing content
What Tools Interact with Content?
Content interacts with a variety of tools. These tools include:
- Activities such as: Assignments, Discussions, and Quizzes
- Class Progress
- HTML Editor
- Release Conditions
Learn to Use the Content Tool
Get Started with Content
- Create, Reorder, and Delete a Module
- Set a Module or Content Topic’s Visibility Status
- Add Restrictions to Modules, Sub-Modules, or Content Items
- Upload Files to Create a New Topic
- Create a File
- Create a Link
- Select a Document Template Style to Use Throughout your Course
- Apply a Document Template to a File in Content
- Create a Video or Audio Topic
- Create a Link to Kanopy Videos
Add an Existing Activity
- Use the Accessibility Checker on HTML-authored Content
- Format HTML Course Content
- Insert Stuff
- Video Note Tool
- Edit Images
- Insert Quicklinks
- Insert Group Self-Enrollment Link
Integrate Google Drive Content
Create Accessible Course Content
- About Accessible Courses and Accessible Course Content
- Compliance to Accessibility Standards in HTML-authored Content
- Design an Accessible Course
- Consider Course Material Alternatives
- Share with students how to Take Advantage of TCU Online’s Accessibility Options.