Teaching Commons > Teaching Guides > Technology > Desire2Learn > Tools > Content > Adding Descriptions to Modules and Topics
Add a description to a module, submodule, or items within modules (called "Topics") in the Content area to provide context and specific instructions for learners. Descriptions appear below a module or topic title.
A module description will be visible when viewing the entire table of contents, or when the module is selected and open. A submodule description is only visible when the submodule is selected and expanded.
When a description is added to a Topic, it will be visible when viewing the module the Topic is in, but the description will not appear when viewing the entire Table of Contents.
To control the availability of a module or topic within the Content area, use the Dates settings in D2L. View
Setting Dates and Availability for more information.