Managing modules and topics

This page lets you know how to search, edit, or delete modules and topics on your Content page.

    1. Search for a module or topic
    2. Edit a module’s title
    3. Edit a topic’s title
    4. Change a module or topic status to Draft (Hidden) or Published
    5. Add or edit a module’s availability and due dates
    6. Add or edit a topic’s availability and due dates
    7. Add or edit module release conditions
    8. Add or edit topic release conditions
    9. Edit topic completion tracking, grade items, and learning objectives
    10. Bulk edit modules and topics
    11. Move or reorder a module or topic
    12. Delete a module or topic
    13. Delete all modules
    14. Print a course or module outline
    15. Print a document topic

Search for a module or topic

You can search within a course’s Content tool for modules and topics by title and description.

    1. Enter your search term in the Search Topics field.
    2. Click Search. Search results display in the same sequence as they appear within course content.
    3. Click Clear Search to perform a new search.

Edit a module’s title

    1. Click the module from the Table of Contents panel.
    2. Click on the module title.
    3. Press Enter on your keyboard or click outside the title field to save your changes.

Edit a topic’s title

    1. Locate the topic on the Table of Contents page, or click on its module from the Table of Contents panel.
    2. Click Edit Properties In-place from the topic’s context menu to make the title editable.
    3. Click on the topic title.
    4. Press Enter on your keyboard or click outside the title field to save your changes.

Change a module or topic status to Draft (Hidden) or Published

To hide a content topic from students, set it as a Draft. If you set a module’s status as Draft, the module and all its topics are hidden from students.

  1. Do one of the following:
    • To change a module’s status, click the module name from the Table of Contents panel.
    • To change a topic’s status, locate the topic on the Table of Contents page and from the context menu, select Edit Properties In-place.
    • Click on Draft or Published to change the status.

Tip:  As you build your course content, set your modules as drafts to keep them hidden from your students until they are complete and ready for viewing.

Add or edit a module’s availability and due dates

Start and end dates specify when students can access a module.

    1. Click the module name from the Table of Contents panel.
    2. Click Add dates and restrictions or directly on the module’s existing dates and/or release conditions, located below the module’s Published/Draft status.

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Editing start and end dates for a module

  1. Do any of the following:
    • To add dates for the module, click Add due date, Add start date, and/or Add end date.
    • To edit dates for the module, click directly on the existing date and/or time fields.
    • To delete a date for the module, click a date’s Remove date icon.
    • Click Update.

Add or edit a topic’s availability and due dates

      1. Locate the topic on the Table of Contents page, or click on its module from the Table of Contents panel.
      2. Do one of the following:
        • Click Edit Properties from the topic’s context menu.
        • Click directly on the topic name.
      3. Click Add dates and restrictionsor directly on the topic’s existing dates and/or release conditions, located below the module’s Published/Draft status
      4. Do any of the following:
        • To add dates for the module, click Add due date, Add start date, and/or Add end date.
        • To edit dates for the module, click directly on the existing date and/or time fields.
        • To delete a date for the module, click a date’s Remove date icon.
      5. Click Update.

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Add or edit module release conditions

  1. Click the module name from the Table of Contents panel.
  2. Click Add dates and restrictions… or directly on the module’s existing dates and/or restrictions, located below the module’s Published/Draft status.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • To create new release conditions, click Create, then select the Condition Type and complete the Condition Details. Click Create.
    • To reuse existing release conditions, click Browse, then select a condition. To narrow the list of conditions, choose the tool the condition is based on from the View Conditions for drop-down list. Click Attach.
  4. Choose whether access to the module is dependent on meeting all or any of your conditions.
  5. Click Update.

Note  If you set availability dates or a due date for a module, the module appears on the Upcoming Events page and the Agenda view in the Calendar tool.

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Add or edit topic release conditions

  1. Locate the topic on the Table of Contents page, or click on its module from the Table of Contents panel.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click Edit Properties from the topic’s context menu.
    • Click directly on the topic name.
    • Click Add dates and restrictions or directly on the topic’s existing dates and/or release conditions, located below the module’s Published/Draft status.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • To create new release conditions, click Create, then select the Condition Type and complete the Condition Details. Click Create.
    • To reuse existing release conditions, click Browse, then select a condition. To narrow the list of conditions, choose the tool the condition is based on from the View Conditions for drop-down list. Click Attach.
  4. Choose whether access to the topic is dependent on meeting all or any of your conditions.
  5. Click Update.

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Edit topic completion tracking, grade items, and learning objectives

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  1. Locate the topic on the Table of Contents page, or click on its module from the Table of Contents panel.
  2. Click on the topic name to view the topic.
  3. Modify the topic properties such as

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Bulk edit modules and topics

        1. On the Table of Contents page, click Bulk Edit.
        2. Make your changes to titles, descriptions, and restrictions. You can also delete multiple topics in Bulk Edit mode by clicking the Remove Topic icon beside the topic title.
        3. Click Update where appropriate.

Note  Except for date restriction changes, most changes save automatically.

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Move or reorder a module or topic

  1. Click on the module you want to move or reorder from the Table of Contents panel.
  2. Click Move Up or Move Down from the module or topic’s context menu (Context Menu Dropdown Arrow) to reorder it.
  3. Click Move To from the module or topic’s context menu to move it to a different module within the course. Select the new module and click Move.

Note: You can also move modules and topics by dragging-and-dropping to the appropriate place.  See Arranging content using Drag and Drop.

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Delete a module or topic

Note:  Deleting a module deletes all topics within that module. If you choose to delete a module or topic, select “Remove . . . but keep all associated files and activities in the course.” in the warning box that appears to make sure your files are not deleted from the Manage Files section of your ICON site.

  1. Click on the module you want to delete from the Table of Contents.
  2. If you are deleting a module, click Delete Module from the module’s content menu. If you are deleting a topic, click Delete Topic from the topic’s context menu.
  3. Decide whether you want to Remove everything from Content but keep all files (in the course), or Delete everything, including all associated files (this will also delete all associated objects including discussions, quizzes, etc).
  4. Click Delete.

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Delete all modules

Note  Deleting a module deletes all topics within that module.

        1. On the Table of Contents page, click Delete all modules from the
          context menu (Context Menu Dropdown Arrow).
        2. Decide whether you want to remove everything from content but keep all files in the course, or delete everything, including all associated files (this will also delete all associated objects including discussions, quizzes, etc). We highly recommend selecting “Remove all modules and topics from Content but keep all associated files and activities in the course” so copies of your files are kept in the Manage Files section of your ICON site.
        3. Click Delete.

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Print a course or module outline

        1. On the Table of Contents or a module’s page, click Print.
        2. Click Print.

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Print a document topic

        1. Click on a document topic (for example, .doc, .docx, .rtf, HTML).
        2. Click Print.

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