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This table describes the types of content that your instructors can add to courses:
 
IconTypeDescription
User-added imageAssignmentInstructors use assignments to assess your mastery over course content and objectives. Your instructors often assign grades to assignments. Instructors can also create assignments for groups of students.
User-added imageTestInstructors use tests to assess your knowledge
User-added imageDiscussion BoardInstructors can provide a link to a discussion near related content. For example, you might be asked to read a file and then respond in discussions.
User-added imageDocumentInstructors can create a page or "handout" and add text, audio, video, files, and images. Based on the settings or the what the browser allows,audio, video, and image files can appear inline.
User-added imageFileSelect a file title to download it
User-added imageAudioAudio files appear inline or open in new windows or tabs. You have controls to pause, play, and adjust the volume.
User-added imageImageImages appear inline or open in new windows or tabs.
User-added imageVideoVideo files appear in inline or open in new windows or tabs. You have controls to pause, play, and adjust the volume.
User-added imageLinkSelect the link to go to a website or resource
User-added imageFolderA folder is a content container. Instructors can use folders and subfolders to group related material, such as a "Week 1 Case Studies" folder inside the "Week 1 Assignments" folder. Folders make materials easier to find and reduces scrolling
User-added imageLearning ModuleA learning module is a container for content that holds an organized collection of material presented with a table of contents. Typically, you create learning modules in content areas. You add and manage content in a learning module just as you do in a content area.
User-added imageSurveyYou can use tests and surveys to measure student knowledge, gauge progress, and gather information from students
User-added imageBlogA blog is a personal online journal that is frequently updated and intended to share with others. Most blogs also have a commenting feature, so that people can respond to one another's thoughts. Blogs encourage students to clearly express their ideas. Blogs also address the need to expand various aspects of social learning
User-added imageWikiWikis allow course members to contribute and modify one or more pages of course-related materials and provide a means of sharing and collaboration. Users can create and edit pages quickly, and track changes and additions, which allows for effective collaboration between
multiple writers.
User-added imageJournalJournals are a personal space for students to communicate privately with you. Students can also use journals as a self-reflective tool to post their opinions, ideas, and concerns about the course, or discuss and analyze course-related materials.
User-added imageGroupYou can create groups of students within your courses. These course groups have their own areas in a course to collaborate on coursework.These spaces are equipped with tools to assist in the collaborative process.
User-added imageEmailThe email tool allows you to send email to other people in your course without launching a separate email program, such as Gmail or Yahoo. You can send email to individual users or to groups of users
User-added imageGlossaryYou can add a glossary of terms to each of your courses. Each entry consists of a term and a definition.
User-added imageAnnouncementAnnouncements are an ideal way to post time-sensitive information critical to course success. Add announcements for these types of course activities: Due dates for assignments and projects, changes to your syllabus, corrections/clarifications of materials, exam schedules, etc
User-added imageMy GradeTo view the grades for the course you are in
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