A learning module is an organised collection of subject materials presented with a table of contents. You create learning modules in content areas and you can add and manage content in a learning module just as you do in a content area. You can add content items, file attachments, links to websites, tests, assignments, and multimedia. You can use a learning module to support a subject objective or concept. Understanding the second concept in a learning module is dependent on understanding the first concept.
Use the arrows to page through content sequentially.
The table of contents displays the items you added to the learning module. Use the icons to move the table of contents to the bottom, expand, collapse, or remove it from view.
Use the breadcrumbs to navigate to areas in the course you previously visited.
The current content page appears highlighted in the table of contents and the available pages are links.
This video explains how to add content to a learning module, set options, and organize the table of contents:
Create a learning module and add content
Note: Make sure Edit Mode is ON so that you can access all of the instructor’s functions.
Typically, you create a learning module in a content area > Build Content > Learning Module. Type a name, optional description, and select the appropriate options for availability, tracking, and display dates. Display dates don’t affect a learning module’s availability, only when it appears.
You select whether students will view the learning module’s content in sequence. If you enforce sequential viewing, students must view the content in the prescribed order. You also determine if students will see a table of contents. You can select which labels to use for items in the table of contents: numbers, letters, Roman numerals, or mixed. If you select None, the items aren’t labeled.
A newly created learning module is an empty container. Select the learning module in the content area to access it and create content. You can change the order of items with the drag-and-drop function or the keyboard accessible reordering tool.
As well as adding content items, files, and tests, you can add activities and tools that promote interactive learning and collaboration.
For example, you can add assignments or group projects to give students an opportunity to apply what they have studied in a learning module. Or, you can add collaboration tools, such as chat sessions and discussion board forums where students can brainstorm and share their ideas about the topics presented.
Add folders to learning modules to organize them
You can add folders to a learning module to organize content in the table of contents.
Each folder itself is a page in the learning module. You can provide a folder description so that the page doesn’t appear blank to students who navigate through the learning module.
You can also nest folders to display many levels of content. Be aware that students have to navigate through the content in order if you set content to be viewed sequentially. Students must navigate through each folder, all nested folders, and the content within them before they can access the next item.
When you hide items in a table of contents, all nested items are also hidden. For example, if you hide a folder, then none of its content will be visible.
The image shows how nested folders appear to students in the table of contents.
Please note: If you require further assistance with Adaptive release functionalities within your Blackboard subject site, please contact your faculty Learning Technologist.