Content folders

Content folders

Overview

Creating a consistent layout and structure for your subject site makes it easier for students to navigate through your site and locate materials and tasks. It is especially useful if the structure of your LearnJCU subject site reflects the schedule in your subject outline.

For most subjects a series of weekly folders are recommended to logically break up your site, however any consistent organising structure such as modules, topics and so on will be beneficial. Use folders to organize content to make materials easier to find and reduce the amount of scrolling in your subject site. You want to limit the number of nested folders used so that students can access content with as few clicks as possible.

How to create a content folder

  1. Change Edit Mode to ON and access a content area (eg. Subject Materials)

  2. From the Build Content pulldown select Content Folder.

  3. On the Create Content Folder page, type a name and an optional description.

  4. Select the options:

    1. Click Yes to Permit Users to View this Content.

    2. Click Yes to Track Number of Views (Optional)

    3. Select the Display After and Display Until check boxes to enable the date and time selections. Display restrictions do not affect folder availability, only when it appears.

    4. Click Submit. A link to the new folder appears in the content area.

Folder

A newly created folder is an empty container. Click the link to the folder (ie. It’s name) to access it. Next, point to any of the functions Build Content pulldown create content within the folder

After creating content in a folder, you can set the sequence of items with the drag-and-drop function. To learn more, see Edit and Manage Course Areas and Content.

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