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Build & Manage Course Content

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.

Audio/Image/Video 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 related materials.

Learning 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 more.

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 to 50%.