Lessons is a tool that allows an instructor to organize resources, activities, and media on a single page. You can have as many Lessons pages in your site as needed. With Lessons, instructors can organize the course by unit, module, week, topic, or any other grouping that makes sense for the site.

Each Lessons page can be customized to suit the needs of the lesson, including links to other site tools, conditional release of items and content, student content pages, LTI tools, and more.

Note: The default or blank Lessons page contains text and images that explain the basic functionality of the Lessons tool.

  • To access this tool, select Lessons from the Tool Menu in the site.

    Note: The Lessons tool is often renamed to something else (e.g. Unit 1), and may appear multiple times in a given course.

    To access this tool, click on the Lessons page title in the Tool Menu of your site.

Example of a Lesson Page

Screenshot of a Lesson page with several items, links, and elements embedded.

Lessons pages may contain any of the following items:

  1. Page title
  2. Text
  3. Images
  4. Content links to items in Resources (such as files or URLs)
  5. Links to published assessments (such as Assignments and Tests & Quizzes).
  6. In-line questions
  1. Links to Forums
  2. Links to external tools
  3. Links to subpages
  4. Checklist
  5. Student Comments
  6. Links to Student Pages (where students may create their own content)

Organization and Configuration Features

  • Columns
  • Sections
  • Layout Templates
  • Subpages
  • Multiple top-level pages
  • Colour-coded and/or Collapsible sections
  • Transparent borders
  • Required items
  • Item release options
  • Item grading options