Lessons Tool

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Lessons tool basics

What is the Lessons tool?

What is the Lessons tool?

Lessons is a tool that allows an instructor to organize resources, activities, and media on a single page. You can have as many Lessons pages in your site as needed. Each Lessons page can be customized to suit the needs of the lesson, including links to other site tools, conditional release of items and content, student content pages, and more.

With Lessons, instructors can organize the course by unit, module, week, topic, or any other grouping that makes sense for the site.

To access this tool, click on the Lessons page title in the Tool Menu of your site.

The Lessons tool is often renamed to something else, and may appear multiple times in a given course. Click on the Lessons Page Title (e.g. Unit #1) in the Tool Menu to display the page.

Note: The default or blank Lessons page contains text and images that explain the basic functionality of the Lessons tool.

Example of a Lessons page

Lessons pages may contain any of the following items:

  1. Page title
  2. Text item (i.e. content on the page)
  3. Content links to items in Resources such as files or URLs
  4. Links to published assessments
  5. In-line question items on the page
  6. Items may be designated as required
  7. Links to forum topics
  8. Student Comments on the page
  9. Links to Student Pages where students may create their own content
  10. Links to subpages
  11. Items may have prerequisites (i.e. conditional release)

Example of a Lessons subpage.

Subpages in Lessons may contain all of the same types of items as the top level page. Some additional examples of items you may see in Lessons are:

  1. Embedded video
  2. URL links to external websites
  3. Links to course assignments
  4. Embedded YouTube clips
  5. Back and Next navigation buttons at the bottom of the page

Content of the Reference Guides

Once you go through the PDF reference guides, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What is the Lessons tool?
  • How do I create a new Lessons page?
  • How do I add text to a Lessons page?
  • How do I embed an image on a Lessons page?
  • How do I embed a video from my computer on a Lessons page?
  • How do I embed a YouTube video on a Lessons Page?
  • How do I embed an audio file on a Lessons page?
  • How do I add a website link to a Lessons page?
  • How do I add a file from Resources to a Lessons page?
  • How do I add activities to a Lessons page?
  • How do I add a question to a Lessons page?
  • How do I allow comments to be posted on a Lessons page?
  • How do I allow students to add content to Lessons?
  • How do I reorder items on a Lessons page?
  • How do I delete items on a Lessons page?
  • How do I limit access to Lessons page items to groups?
  • How do I require completion of a Lessons item?
  • How do I require completion of a Lessons page?
  • How do I add subpages to a Lessons page?
  • How do I add additional top-level Lessons pages?
  • How do I rename a Lessons page?
  • How do I delete a top-level Lessons page?
  • How do I delete a Lessons subpage?
  • How do I export Lessons content?
  • How do I import Lessons content?

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