Learning Modules

Learning Modules








LEARNING MODULES
A learning module is a shell in which other types of content are added. The idea is that
information is presented in “chunks”. Learning modules enable the instructor to enforce a
structured path for progressing through content. Instructors can impose viewing rules that
are sequential (must be reviewed in a specific order) or nonsequential (can be viewed in
any order) . When a user enters the learning module, the first content item within them
learning module appears.
Learning Modules can be set up to allow students to browse them, like a book, or so that
students must progress through them in a predetermined order. With the ability to set up
sequential viewing of content, this setting will cause some items not to open until students
have opened others.
When items are added to the module, a table of contents is created for student navigation.

How to Create a Learning Module
1. Begin with the Edit Mode ON

2. In the content area select Build Content then Learning Module

3. Enter a Name and Description for the module

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4. Set learning module Options. Select Yes to force users to progress through the content in the
order that is set by the number next to each Content Item. Users are unable to advance to a page
within the Learning Module without viewing the previous page.

5. Select Availability settings

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6. Select Table of Contents settings – availability to students (you do not have to use a
table of contents with your learning module) and hierarchical order if you are using a
Table of Contents

7. Click Submit
8. The learning module will appear in the content area and is recognized by this icon

How to Add Items to a Learning Module
1. Open the Learning Module from the content area

2. Add content, assessments or tools. See instructions under “Adding Content to Course”
and “Communication Tools”.

3. A Table of Contents is built as new items are added and can be resequenced using the
arrow

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4. When a student enters the module the first content item is available. Students navigate
through the module using the links in the Table of Contents or navigational arrows.

Note: If you force sequential viewing, students can go backwards, but cannot jump forwards.
After making it through most of the module then exiting and returning, students must begin
from step one (although you can cancel through items.). See “Date Management > Adaptive
Release” for more options on controlling access to content.
Additional Resources: Blackboard Help https://help.blackboard.com

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