Folders: *What can I do with folders?
The Create Folder feature allows you to add folders which help you organize and sort your course content. Folders make it easier for students to find documents by limiting the amount of scrolling they need to do and by labeling specific content areas. There are two main ways of using folders to organize your material; content-based and chronological order. An example of content-based organization is creating a folder for all your lecture notes, another for readings, a third for discussion topics, etc. An example of chronological order is to create a folder for all Week One materials, another for Week Two, etc.
Role(s) Needed: These instructions apply to Section-level Designers.
Step 1: Click on the Build tab.
Step 2: Decide where to place the folder in your course:
- The top-level page, or folder, is Home:
To add the folder into an existing folder, click on the folder link to go into that folder. For example:
Step 3: Click the Create Folder... button.
Step 4: Title the folder and optionally enter a Description.
For example, provide the student with information describing what is contained in the folder.
Step 5: For Item Visibility, decide whether to Show Item or Hide Item.
If you Hide the folder, then content within the folder is also hidden from students - even though items within that folder are set to Show Item. This is also true for items with Selective Release Criteria. If a folder has a criterion that makes it unavailable to a student, all content within that folder is also unavailable to the user.
Step 6: Optionally click the Add Another Folder button as many times as needed to create all your folders at once.
For example, you may want to set up all your weekly folders right away: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, etc
Step 7: Click the Save button to finish.
Once your folder is created, the page refreshes with a link to that folder. For example:
Click on the folder link to add files and other types of content.
If you have any further questions, please contact us for support. Thank you.
- WebCampus Support