RPILMS allows you to easily build course content on your
course content homepage. Below are the available course content
items and an explanation of each:
Content Folder: A content folder creates
organizational structure to your course content. Its use is the
same as a folder on your computer. It allows you to group
content items in a logical fashion.
File: A file is a link to an existing file that
can be selected and viewed within the course or a separate
browser window. Only a link to the file and a name will appear,
without a description. Use the Item content item to
create an item with a description.
Link: An audio, image, or video link is a link to
a media item. You can create an audio link to play on the page.
An image link is created to show an image on a page. You can
select your image from your computer, your course files, or
from Flickr. A video link is created to show a video on a page.
You can also select your video from your computer, your course
files, or from YouTube.
Web Link: A web link is a shortcut to an external
webpage a may be used as a quick link to relevant course
Module: A learning module is a collection of
content such as files, tools and assessments presented in
sequential navigation or table of contents. It may be used for
specific learning subjects or lessons. A learning module guides
students to reaching subject learning objectives.
Syllabus: The syllabus is a tool used to
either upload an existing file or create a syllabus. A syllabus
is used to outline a course, with details such as course
information, goals, instructor contact information, assignment
dates, class meeting dates, textbook information, and much
Course Link: A course link is a shortcut to a
content area, tool, or item. The course link is used to include
a content area, tool, or item in another location so students
can navigate easier through the course.
Module Page: A module page is a specialized
content page that presents content in discrete boxes. The
modules on the page can be arranged in any order. Examples of
modules to include on a module page are alerts, course media,
announcements, calendar, report card, to do, and what’s new.
You may allow students to personalize a module page.
Item: An item is any type of file, image or link
in a content area or content folder
Blank Page: A blank page is similar to a web page.
You add a title, content, and if desired, attachments. You may
insert HTML into the content editor.
Mashups: Mashups allow you to search either Flickr
or YouTube and link to the content from within your course. For
example, from your RPILMS course, you can search for a relevant
YouTube video and then insert a link to that video without
leaving your course.
Adaptive Release: Adaptive Release
controls the release of content to users based on a set of
rules created by the instructor. The rules may be related to
availability, date and time, individual users, group
membership, scores or attempts on any Grade Centerr
item, calculated columns in Grade Center, or review
status of an item in the course.
Advanced Adaptive Release allows you to
create Rules. A Rule is a set of criteria
that determines the visibility of content to users. You can
create a single rule that has to match multiple criteria (AND).
Ie: Rule 1 criteria is as follows - Homework 2 grade is less
than or equal to 70% AND membership belongs to 2 specific
groups. You can also create a rule with a single criteria and
combine rules (OR). Ie: Rule 2 Homework 8 grade is less than or
equal to 50% OR Rule 3 Homework 9 grade is less than or equal