Learning Modules in Blackboard offer a simple and intuitive mechanism for instructors to organise course content in a hierarchical structure so that students can navigate through content in a logical and sequential way. Learning Modules can contain all of the standard types of content that can be added to a Blackboard module – such as: content folders, items, documents, assignments, media files, DMU Replay recordings, website links, quizzes and surveys. The Learning Module tool simply organises this content into a booklet-style format.
As a Learning Module is populated with content, a Table of Contents menu is automatically created, students can use this menu to navigate directly to particular sections and content. The instructor also has the option to set the content to be viewed in sequential order. When an Instructor chooses sequential navigation, items in the Learning Module will become viewable as users progress through the content chronologically – they cannot skip forward to a section unless they have view the previous section. Without sequential navigation being set, all content in the Learning Module is viewable and users may navigate through the content at will.
The video below demonstrates an example of navigating through a Learning Module. [Note: this video contains no audio].
Creating a Learning Module does not require any extra technical skills or knowledge as it uses the standard process for adding content into a Blackboard page. Find out how to create a Learning Module in Blackboard here.