The Add Topic link allows Teachers to organize easy and rapid navigation to any course resource (Documents, Links, Learning Paths etc.) for Students.
To create a new topic:
Enter the course Home page and click the Add Topic
). The following window will open:
Fig. 'Creating New Topic'
2. Fill in the form fields as described in the following table:
|Field ||Step |
|Topic name ||Enter the name of the topic. |
|Publishing ||Specify if you want to make a topic available for Students: |
- Select Yes to publish the topic;
- Select No to unpublish the topic.
|Create several weekly topics |
|If you want to create several topics to be shown one by one during one week in such a way that topic 1 is displayed during the first week, topic 2 is displayed during the second week etc., enter the number of topics you want to add. Note: The Starting Date is the day of creation by default. So you can publish topics later but topic 1 will be displayed not during a week but during a shorter period of time then. |
|Ordering ||Specify the place of a new topic. It can be the first, the last or you can put it before/after another topic. |
|Starting Date/Ending Date ||If you want to make the topic available only within a certain period, select check boxes and specify the starting and ending dates of the availability period in the Starting date and Ending date fields. You can use the day, month and year lists or set a required date with the help of the calendar icon (). |
- If you set only the Starting date, the topic will become published only after the starting date;
- If you set only the Ending date, the topic will be published only till the ending date.
If you wish this topic to become published in a certain period after a student's enrollment you can use this feature to determine a period after which the topic will be published. Check Yes if you wish to enable this feature, otherwise check No. Enter the necessary time period in days, hours and minutes.
|Description ||Enter the description of the topic if necessary. Use the embedded Visual Editor to format the description. |
Note: If you want to make the topic available for Students, make sure that: In the Publishing field you selected Yes as a value; In the Starting date and Ending date fields the availability period is specified correctly (if specified).
When finished, click Save in the top right corner of the form to add a topic; click Cancel to discard changes and close the form.
You can manage topics using links at the top and at the bottom:
After an element is added to the topic it is possible to easily navigate to this element from the Course Home Page.
Fig. 'New Elements of the Topic'
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