Create Learning Modules

When to Use?

You can use learning modules in your course as a container for organized collections of content. Modules let students navigate from one content item to the next without distractions or extra clicks. A learning module helps immerse students in the lesson or concept you're teaching.


  • Select the plus sign where you want to add a learning module, and then select Create. You’ll find Learning module under the Course Content Items heading.
  • Select the newly created learning module to edit the name and add a description.
  • Use the plus icon to add new content directly or drag and drop existing content into the module.
  • You can add folders to a learning module to help organize content. Folders in learning modules can only be one level deep, meaning that each folder can contain only content items, not other folders.

When you are finished adding content, set the module's visibility. To force students to view the learning module's content in sequence, select Conditional availability in the module's visibility menu and then select Sequence. If you force a content sequence, students must  access and complete each content item within the module in the order you place it.

What Do Students See?

When a module is visible, students can also view all visible content within the module, including due dates. Students can open and access the content in any order.

If you force a content sequence, a message appears. Students are told that they need to open and complete the content in order, along with other conditions you set.

Forced content sequence warning message to students: "You must complete all previous items to access this content."

After students open a content item, they can navigate through the module with the arrows at the top of the browser window. When students are required to access the content in order, a lock appears next to the arrow.

Students can exit the module before completion. When students return, icons appear next to the module content if the sequence is enforced. The icons show which content is complete, in process, and not started, so students can pick up where they left off.

A green circle with a check mark means that content is complete. A partially filled green circle means the content is in process. A lock icon means the content hasn't been started.

Student view of a learning module showing check marks for completed items and a half green circle indicating the content is in process. A lock means the content hasn't been started.

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