Using the content tool you can create modules and topics to organize your course content. You can manage the content in your course, such as edit, copy, delete, move and reorder topics or modules. You can also select multiple items to edit, copy, delete or move.
What are Learning Modules
Learning modules allow you to organize your course material and separate them into units of instruction. You can create learning modules for each section of your course and name them whatever you want; units, week, chapters, modules, etc.
Inside each module will contain all of the pertinent information including reading material, PowerPoint notes, discussions, assignments, quizzes, etc. The items within a module are called Topics.
The following is an example outline of a fully online podcasting course. All course material will be delivered to the students through the Western Online system. There are six learning modules and each module contains it's own content. Each item in the module is a topic.
Please note: This just an example. There could be more or less modules depending on the length of the course and amount of material.
- Module 1 - Introduction
- Meet the Instructor
- Course Objectives
- Course Syllabus/Schedule
- Discussion 1 - Class Introductions
- Self Check Quiz 1 - Podcasting in Plain English
- Module 2 - What is a Podcast?
- Module 2 Objectives
- What is a Podcast?
- Enhanced Podcasts
- What is iTunes and iTunes U?
- Podcast Examples
- Module 2 Assignment - Design Plan
- Self Check Quiz 2
- Module 3 - Creating Audio Podcasts
- Module 3 Objectives
- Introduction to Audio Podcasts
- Using GarageBand
- Using Audacity
- Module 3 Assignment - Create an Audio Podcast
- Self Check Quiz 3
- Module 4 - Creating Video Podcasts
- Module 4 Objectives
- Introduction to Video Podcasts
- Creating a Storyboard
- Using iMovie
- Module 4 Assignment - Create a Video Podcast
- Self Check Quiz 4
- Module 5 - Summary
- What you've Learned
- Final Exam
- Course Evaluation Survey
- Module 6 - Resources/Office Hours
- Office Hours Chat - Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1-2
- Other Resources
Below is an example of how this outline will look in the Content tool once they have been created.
Below is an example of how this same set of modules will look to the students.
Another example would be if you are teaching a face-2-face course and only use Western Online to post your course documents.
- PDF Files
- Syllabus (.pdf)
- Course Schedule at a Glance (.pdf)
- Chapter PowerPoint Slides
- Chapter 1-3 (.ppt)
- Chapter 4-6 (.ppt)
- Chapter 7-9 (.ppt)
- Chapters 10-12 (.ppt)
- Chapters 13-15 (.ppt)
- Case Studies
- Case Study 1 (.docx)
- Case Study 2 (.docx)
- Case Study 3 (.docx)
- Link 1
- Link 2
- Link 3
- Link 4