Lesson: Adding Pages Moodle ISU


Introduction

The lesson module enables you to create an adaptive learning experience consisting of a series of pages containing multimedia content or questions.

This guide will help you to:

If you need to learn how to add a lesson, or learn about the lesson settings, see Lesson: Settings

The process of adding pages can look different depending on if this is the first page you are adding, and if you are displaying the collapsed or expanded view.  While the links may be placed differently, the process is the same.  The first time you edit a lesson you will see the screenshot below which will ask “What would you like to do first?” prompting you to add one of the three page types, or to import questions.

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Edit an Existing Lesson Page

After you have created a question page, content page, or cluster page. You can continue to edit the lesson pages. You can make changes anytime to lesson pages.

  1. Find the lesson you want to edit.

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  1. Click the Edit tab.

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  1. Find the page you want to edit
  2. Click the gear icon.

Note: Collapsed or Expanded view is the same information displayed differently.

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  1. Make the necessary changes.
  2. Click Save page.

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Add a Content Page

This is a page where you can provide information or multimedia to move the lesson forward but without requiring the student to answer specific questions.

  1. In your lesson, Click the Edit tab.
  2. Select Expanded.
  3. Click Add a content page.

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  1. In the Page title text box, Type a title.
  2. In the Page contents text box, Type instructions or content.

Note: For each page you will also need to create navigation buttons with names and indicate to which page the student will jump. The jump can be relative, such as this page or next page, or absolute, specifying any one of the pages in the lesson. As you add pages, the names of each page will be added to the list of options.

  1. In the Content 1 section, Type name of the first button that the student may select in the Description.
  1. From the Jump dropdown menu, Choose which page or type of page where the learner should go upon clicking the button.

  1. Repeat steps 6-7 for additional buttons, completing Content 2, 3, etc.  
  1. If you need more buttons, you will need to change Maximum number of answers in the Lesson settings.
  1. Click Save page.

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Add a Question Page

In Add a question page, you have the option to choose essay, matching, multichoice, numerical, short answer, or true/false.

  1. In your lesson, Click the Edit tab.
  2. Select Expanded.
  3. Click Add a question page here.

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  1. In the Select a question type dropdown menu, Choose the desired question type.

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Note: Although there are different question types and formats they all will have a similar creation process. For any additional help or information, contact the ITRC - (208) 282-5880 or email itrc@isu.edu

  1. Click Add a question page button.

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  1. In the Page title text box, Type the title.
  2. In the Page contents text box, Type instructions or content.
  1. This will be the question you are asking students.
  2. To learn about the different question types, see Building Lesson - Question types

  1. In the Answer 1 section, Type one of the possible answers depending on the question type you selected.
  2. In the Response box, you can Type feedback to the answer selection.
  3. From the Jump dropdown menu, Choose which page should come next in your lesson if the student selects that answer.

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  1. In the Score box, Type a numerical value to be assigned to the answer.
  1. The Score is only enabled when custom scoring has been enabled in the settings.
  2. The Score can be a positive number or a negative number.

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  1. Repeat steps 8-11 for each respective answer.

Note: Each answer (for questions) or description (for content pages) has a corresponding jump. The jump can be relative, such as this page or next page, or absolute, specifying any one of the pages in the lesson; as you add pages, the names of each page will be added to the list of options.

  1. Click Save page.

Import Questions

Questions can be imported in a variety of formats.  The question types that can be imported from the Quiz questions bank into a lesson are the following: Essay, Matching, Multichoice, Numerical, Short answer, and True/false. For more information on the different formats, see Import Questions

  1. In your lesson, Click the Edit tab.
  2. Select Expanded.
  3. Click Import questions.

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  1. From the File format dropdown menu, Select the desired format.

  1. Click Choose a file.

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  1. From the left column of the File picker, Select Upload a file.
  2. Click Browse.
  1. Locate the file on your computer.
  2. Select the file you wish to upload.
  3. Click Open. 
  1. The file should now show in the attachment text box.

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  1. Click Upload this file.
  1. You will see the name of the file you are uploading in the box.
  2. At the bottom of the page, Click Import.

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Add a Cluster

A cluster is a specific set of pages - both content and question pages.  This allows you to control the flow path of the lesson.

For more information on how clusters work, see Lesson clusters

  1. In your lesson, Click the Edit tab.
  2. Select Expanded.
  3. Click Add a cluster.

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Note: Your cluster will be added and it will have its own editing toolbar.

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  1. To Edit Settings, Click the gear icon.

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  1. In the Page title text box, Type your page title.
  2. In the Page contents text box, Type instructions or contents.

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  1. Pick a text format.

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  1. From the Jump dropdown menu, Select what page should come next in your lesson.

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Note: Each answer (for questions) or description (for content pages) has a corresponding jump. The jump can be relative, such as this page or next page, or absolute, specifying any one of the pages in the lesson; as you add pages, the names of each page will be added to the list of options.

  1. Click Save page.

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Adding Pages into a Cluster

  1. Locate where the beginning of the cluster starts.
  2. Pick which page to add to the cluster.

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Note: To add a sub-cluster within a cluster, use Content pages and End of branches.

Note: Use Add an end of cluster to end a cluster or to end a lesson.

For more information, see Building Lesson

For additional assistance, contact the ITRC - (208) 282-5880 or email itrc@isu.edu


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