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Add Descriptions to Modules and Topics

Add a Description to a Module or Submodule

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.

  1. Select the module or submodule for which the description will be added.
  2. Select the Add a description… text. A text box will expand beneath the module title.
  3. Enter the description in the text box. Use the text box editing pane to style the description text or to add media (See the HTML Editor guide for more information.).
  4. Select the Update button within the text box. The text box will close and the entered description will appear below the module title.

Add a Description to a Topic

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.

  1. Select the dropdown arrow [A] next to the Topic title.
  2. Selectt  Edit Properties In-place [B].
    dropdown menu shown
  3. Select "Add a description…"
  4. Enter the description in the text box. (See the HTML Editor guide for more information.).
  5. Select the Update button within the text box.

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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.