Create, Reorder, and Delete a Module

Modules are the organizational building blocks of course content. Modules can be thought of as the drawers in a filing cabinet. Your course content such as activities, readings, documents, assignment information, etc. can then be thought of as the items inside these drawers. Sub-modules can be created inside of Modules to further divide and organize course content.

Why use Modules?

Use Modules in your course to:

  • Organize information to share with students
  • Create a structure for students to easily find assignment details and turn in work
  • Group related content and activities together

Create a new Module

Watch how to create a new module

You must create a module before you can add content topics. You can create sub-modules (modules within existing modules) to establish a deeper hierarchy.

Create a Module

  1. On the nav bar in your course, click Content.
    Content on Nav Bar
  2. Under the Table of Contents, click on the box with the text Add a module field then enter the name of your new module and then press Enter/Return on your keyboard.
    Add a Module

Create a Submodule

  1. To add a submodule, select the module you wish to nest a submodule. In the Add a sub-module field, enter the name of your new sub-module and then press Enter/Return on your keyboard.
    Add a sub-module

Reorder a Module

To reorder modules in a course, or reorder content within a module, complete the following steps:

  1. Find the 3 lines icon next to the module or content item.
    • Module
      Reorder Module
    • Content Topic
      Reorder Content Topic
  2. Hover over the three lines icon until your cursor has four arrows  .
    Move Content with Arrows
  3. Click and hold to drag and drop the module or content item to its desired location.
  • To move a module or content item above or below current modules, drag until you see a dark blue line appear where you would like to move the module or item to.
    Drag Content
  • To move a module or content item into another module, drag the module or content item until you see a blue shaded box appear around the module you want to move the item into.
    Drag Content into New Module

Delete a Module

Watch how to delete a module

To delete modules in a course, or delete content within a module, complete the following steps:

  1. Click on the module you want to delete.
  2. Click on the context menu next to the module name and select Delete Module.
    Delete Module
  3. Select whether you want to Remove the module from the Content area, or if you want to Permanently Delete all of the module content (this includes all associated files and activities.) then click Delete.
    Delete Module pop up

Delete Content Items

  1. Click on the context menu next to the content item and select Delete Topic.
    Delete Topic
  2. Select whether you want to Remove the topic from the Content area, or if you want to Permanently Delete the topic (this includes all associated files.), then click Delete.
    Delete Topic pop up