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How to Create and Manage Content Modules

Written Tutorial Video Simulation (2:46)

 

Course content in D2L is organized using modules. A module is a file folder used to organize the content and activities for a section of the course. You must create a module before you can add topics (i.e. files and learning activities). You can create submodules (modules within existing modules) to establish a deeper hierarchy.


To Create a Module

  1. Log into D2L,  select the course in which you want to create modules, then, select Content.  

  2. On the left of the content page, select "Add a module..." 
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  3. Enter the name of the module such as Module 1 or Topic 1 or Chapter 1 and select "enter" on your keyboard. 

  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to create additional modules for your course.  

To Reorder Modules

  1. Click on the "hamburger stack" image (three lines) to the left of the name of the module you want to move.  
    right arrow imagemove modules image

  2. Drag and drop the module to its new location

To Rename a Module

  1. Select the name of the module on the left under Table of Contents to open the module on the right side of the screen.
     
  2. Select the down arrow to the right of the module name on the right of the screen and select "Edit Title." 
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  3. Make the necessary changes to the title, then select "Enter" on the keyboard.

To Delete a Module

  1. Select the name of the module on the left under Table of Contents to open the module on the right side of the screen. 

  2. Select the down arrow to the right of the module name on the right of the screen and select "Delete Module." 
    delete module image

  3. Make a selection if you want to remove the links to the content within the module or if you want to permanently delete the files and activities within that module from the course, then, select "Delete."
    Keep files image

To Add a Module Description

  1. Select the name of the module on the left under Table of Contents to open the module on the right side of the screen. 

  2. Select "Add a description..." within that module on the right.
    add module description image

  3. Enter the description for the module.  Suggestions for information to enter in the module description include:
    • Module topic.
    • Module overview.
    • Module-level objectives.
    • List of activities that need to be completed for that module.
    • Any other information students need to know to complete the module that is not included in files or activities linked below.

  4. Use the formatting tools as necessary but sparingly.

  5. Select "Update" to save your changes.

NOTE:  To edit the module description after it has been saved, click inside the module description box, make the necessary corrections or additions, then, select "Update."


How To Create and Manage Content Modules

Video Simulation (2:46)


The written tutorials and video simulations on the D2L Solutions site are developed and brought to you by the

Faculty Development and Innovation Center

phone 217-581-7051 :: email fdic@eiu.edu :: web www.eiu.edu/fdic 

Contact the FDIC for questions about the tutorials, to suggest topics for new tutorials, or to schedule a consultation appointment.  The FDIC staff can recommend integration solutions using D2L and other instructional technologies for your online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses.


For Help with D2L

Call 217-581-HELP (4357), email support@eiu.edu, or
contact the Instructional Support Specialist (ISS) for your department.

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1105 Booth Library
217-581-7051
fdic@eiu.edu


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