Documentation:Faculty of Arts/Online Teaching Resources/Modules

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Creating Modules

Howcan red.jpg How can I use this tool?

It is important to organize your content in Vista to make it easy for your students to access. Effective Practice suggests that you organize your content using learning modules and folders.

Unlike the previous course management system, you can store anything within learning modules and folders. This includes links to specific discussion topics, quizzes, web links, and assignment submissions.

Folders are a place for you to store content for a particular unit, chapter, or section. Although folders are convenient, Effective Practice highly suggests using learning modules as an easy way to lay out content for units or chapters.

Effective Practice recommends that you use content modules to store all content and activities for each unit, chapter, or week. Keeping course elements together and organized will help your students complete all tasks required of them.

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File Types: Effective Practice highly recommends using only PDF and HTML files for your students to view course content.

Chunking Content: It is important that you determine ahead of time how you want to chunk your content to decrease cognitive overload on your students. We suggest chunking content by week, unit, or chapter.

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Print PDF Instructions

View Flash Video (Courtesy of Utah State University)

The PDF and Flash Video will demonstrate how to do the following:

  • Overview
  • Add the learning module tool
  • Create a learning module
  • Add content to the learning module