Brief Description and Possible Uses
Modules are an optional way to organize your course by weeks, units, or whatever other organizational structure works for your course. With modules, you are essentially creating a one-directional linear flow of what you would like your students to do.
Each module can contain files, discussions, assignments, quizzes, and any other learning materials that you would like to use. You can easily add items to your module that you have already created in the course. You can also create new items on the fly within the module. This allows you to create the structure of the course while developing new learning materials.
Modules can easily be reordered to fit the flow of the course by simply dragging and dropping; elements within the modules can also be reorganized by dragging and dropping.
To add a module to a course, simply follow these steps:
1. Click on 'Modules' in the menu, then click 'Add new module' in the top right corner.
2. Name your module, and choose your settings.
Lock module - this allows a module to remain 'hidden' until desired date.
Prerequisites - assign tasks and assignments that must be completed before the module is unlocked.
Sequential Order- check this box if you'd like to maintain sequential order of module completion
3. Once created, find module and add content to module.
4. The following types of content can be added: Assignments, Quizzes, Files, Content Pages, Discussion Topics, URLs, and Text Headers. When the type is selected, the associated content with that type will show up (i.e. if assignments are selected, all your created assignments will show up in the list)
Congratulations. You've created a module and added content. Keep adding content to your heart's content. :-)
Locking a Module
Using Text Headers in Modules
More in-depth overview