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Canvas Course Design

Module Design Model

In the Modules area of the course, instructors can add files, pages, assignments, quizzes, and links to external tools that present in a linear, compartmentalized format.

Pros: 

  • Modules can include links to files, pages, assessments and communication tools.
  • The availability of the module to students is controlled at the module level.
  • If a module is unavailable, the content within the module are unavailable until the same date/time.
  • If the module is available, release of specific content within the module must be controlled at the tool/file level.
  • Assessments and other tools can be added within a module.

Cons:

  • Adding files individually within each module results in long, scrolling list.
  • Modules cannot be nested.
    Note: Creating pages containing the content for each session and adding that within the module can help reduce scrolling and allow a hierarchical structure.

The text below illustrates a few ways to present content within a Modules.

1. Topics for Quiz 1

  • Text Headings are used to organize content by session within the Module.
  • Assessments are added individually within the module.
  • Content is added as individual files.

2. Content for Quiz 1 Session 2

  • The module is locked and the associated resources are unavailable until October 25 at 12am.
  • Assessments are added individually within the module.
  • A Page titled Topics for Quiz 1 Session 2 has been added instead of individual files.

3. Topics for Quiz 2

  • The module is locked and the associated resources are unavailable until October 28 at 12am.
  • Content and Assessments are available through a linked Page.

Modules Overview

Module Tutorials

These tutorials cover Module management. For information about adding content to modules, proceed to Step 3: Add Content.