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Creating Modules in D2L's Content Area

Modules are used to organize course content like folders on a computer or chapters within a book. Modules can be set by time frame (e.g., Week 1), by topic (e.g., Cellular Biology), or by course components (e.g., Final Project).

A module must be created before files can be added.

Add a Module

  1. Select the "Add a module…" box.
  2. Enter a name for the module in the input-text box.
  3. Hit return (or enter) on your keyboard.

Set Module Status

By default all modules are set to "Visible."
  1. Select Content on the navigation bar.
  2. Choose a module from the Table of Contents.
  3. Select the eye icon [A].
    Select the Eye Icon
  4. Select the toggle to set the module to "Hidden."

Add a Sub-module

Sub-modules are optional and allow further organization of content.

  1. Select the module where the sub-module should be created.
  2. Select the "Add a sub-module…" box.
  3. Enter a name for the sub-module in the input-text box.
  4. Hit return (or enter) on your keyboard.

NEXT STEPS

Once a module is created, files can be added.  View Uploading Files and Creating Links for instructions.

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