Creating and Managing Modules

How to create, organize, and manage modules in your course

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Written by Seth Killian
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Modules are used to group and organize content in your course and to provide a flow for students. You can create modules by chapter, week, unit, theme, or whatever organizational structure works best for your course. Modules can contain activities, lessons, vocabulary sets, files or links. Modules can also contain submodules to provide a greater level of organization (by section, day, etc.).

Creating a Module

To create a module, go to the course dashboard and click on the Modules link on the right sidebar.

On the left sidebar, click the Add New Module button.

From here, you can set a name, status, and a description which can include info like an overview, unit objectives, reminders, or any other relevant information.

Controlling Visibility of Modules

If you're still working on a module, you can set the status to draft. A module in draft mode will not be visible to students. Modules are indicated to instructors with an eye icon with a slash through it. Content inside modules that are in draft mode will also not be visible to students, either in the gradebook, or assignment calendar.

To publish a module and make it available to students, click the blue edit button and change the status from draft to published, then click Save.

Assignment Defaults

To set a default start/end date, or assignment rules for all content added to the module, from the edit mode, click the Assignment Defaults button.

On the popup, you can choose the default start and end date and grading rules that should be used for any activity or vocabulary set added to the module. If content is already in the module, you can check Apply to Assignments on Save which will overwrite the existing dates and grading rules for everything already in the module.

Adding Content to Modules

Content is added to modules from the Content Library. To add content, click the green Add Content button.

In the popup, you can choose the library to search through and search for the piece of content by name or tag. Once you've found the piece of content to add, click the blue + button to add it. To close the popup, you can click anywhere outside it.

Once content has been added, you can click on it to access its details. These will change depending on type of content.

  • Submissions to access student work and grades

  • Preview to view the try the content from a student's perspective

  • Edit if you're the creator or an authorized editor

  • Delete to remove the item from the module


In addition to content from the content library, instructors can also upload files in a module. Each file has a maximum size of 200 MB.


Instructors can also link to other sites by adding links to their modules.

Organizing Modules

Modules can easily be reordered to fit the flow of the course by simply dragging and dropping. Content within the modules can also be reorganized by dragging and dropping to rearrange or moved between modules.

Deleting a Module

To delete a module, enter the edit mode, and click the red Delete button.

Note: Deleting a module will delete all associated students submissions and coursework. This action cannot be undone!

Importing Modules

Instructors can also import modules from any other course that they're enrolled in by clicking the Import Modules button next to the Add New Modules button at the top.

Importing a module will create an independent copy of it for you to edit.

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