Modules have already been discussed in Step 2: Module Design Model. To review, Modules can be used to:
- Organize course content by unit, day, week, topic or Outcome
- Create prerequisite activities that students must complete before moving on in the course
- Track student progress through a sequence of learning activities
The Geisel Instructional Technology Staff highly recommends that instructors add or create all course content in Canvas (via Pages, Files, Assignments, Quizzes, etc) before organizing everything into modules.
The other option is to map out your course within Modules using “placeholders” to create an outline of what each module should cover. The potential issue with this approach is that it is easy to forget to update the “placeholders” with the final content.