How do I create a new Content page and Home Page similar to the one that used to appear in an empty course shell?


Course Content

If you have an empty shell, you can create a main content page:

 

  1.  In your course, select the plus sign in the course menu.
  2. Select the Content Area option (make sure it is available to students).
  3. Name it appropriately (Home Page, Course Content, etc.)

You now have a main folder area to where you can upload files.

 

Home Page

If you have used a “Home Page” in your previous courses, and you want to re-create the same page in your new empty course shell, you can do the following steps:

  1.  In your course, select the plus sign in the course menu.
  2. Select the Module Page option (make sure it is available to students).
  3. Name it appropriately (Home Page, Course Dashboard, etc.).
  4. Now open the module page and select the Add Course Module button.
  5. Add the modules that you think will help your students by selecting the Add button for each module. Select the OK button when done.
  6. You can then move and arrange the various modules. The original default template included the following:

 

  • Top Left: My Announcements
  • Left: What's New
  • Left: Needs Attention
  • Top Right: My Calendar
  • Right: My Tasks

 

 

Once this is created, you can set it to be the course entry point by clicking on Customization > Teaching Style > and then selecting the page in the Entry Point drop-down menu.

 

Last updated: Jan 7, 2013