FlipIt > How can I select course content?

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As the second step in the Course Wizard, the Select Course Content page allows you to add new sections and units to your course, whether it is from copying content from other existing courses or by creating new (blank) sections or units. You can also remove sections and units from this page as well, or you can reorder the sections or units within the sections.
 

The page consists of two main areas: the Content Library and Your Course Content. In Your Course Content are all the sections and units in your course. In this area you will have the ability to add or remove sections and units from your course. Also, you will be able to reorder the sections and units. In the Content Library area, you will be able to select from any existing course on the system that you have access to and add its content to your course. 



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Click "Select Course Content" from the "Instructor Links" dropdown menu

You can also navigate to the Course Content section of the Course Wizard by clicking next from the Global Course settings.


 

Select a reference course

At the top of the Content Library is the Reference course dropdown list. This list contains every course that you have access to and consists of three types of courses.

  1. Template Courses: These courses have been constructed by the publisher and include all the recommended content for each course. The Blank Template course, however, excludes any content.
  2. Your Courses: These are courses that you are or have been enrolled in as an instructor.
  3. Other FlipIt Courses: These courses include all other courses ever made by other instructors. To copy content from one of these courses you will need the course's access key. The course will also need to allow other instructors the ability to copy from it. (See "Allowing the course to be copied" step in the help article How can I access and edit Global Course settings?).

After selecting a course, its content will be loaded in the area beneath the dropdown list.



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Add a section to your course

You can add all sections at once or choose one section at a time.

 

Hover over the top of the reference course to add ALL sections

As you hover, the link +Add all will appear to the far right of the course title.


 

Click "+Add all" to add ALL sections

NOTE: Only click +Add all for the course if you don't have any sections already in your course.


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Hover over the top of the section to add just that section


 

Click "+Add all" and the section will be added to your course

NOTE: Choosing +Add all will add that section below any sections you already have. You may have to scroll down to see those sections.



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Add a single unit to your course

Hover over the unit you wish to copy

To add a unit from a section in the reference course to your course, hover over the unit you wish to copy. As you hover, the words + Drag to Add will appear to the far right of the unit title informing you that you can drag the unit.


 

Click and drag the unit to the section in your course that you would like the unit to appear

As you drag the unit over a section in your course, you will see the section become highlighted, which informs you the section can receive the unit. After you let go, the unit will be added to the end of the section.


 

Arrange Your Course Content

Displayed in Your Course Content are all the sections and units that currently exist in your course. In this area you will have the ability to add or remove sections and units from your course. You also will be able to reorder the sections and units.


 

Add a new unit to a section

At the bottom of each section is a link, + Add New Unit, where you can click to add a new unit to the section.


 

When you click, the link will disappear and a form will appear asking you to enter the title of the new unit. After you enter a title, click the Add Unit button to add the unit to the section.


 

NOTE: Any unit that has an assignment containing student answers will appear as red text with an "*" to the left of the unit.

  • Deleting these units will result in the loss of student data that cannot be retrieved.
  • Reordering the units will not affect student scores or answers.

 

 

Add a new section

At the bottom of the Your Course Content area is a link, + Add New Section, where you can click to add a new section to the course.


 

When you click, the link will disappear and a form will appear asking you to enter the title of the new section. After you enter a title, click the Add Section button to add the section to the course.


 

Reorder the sections

To move a section either up or down, click and drag in the title area of the section. You can then move the section to the desired location. Existing student scores are not affected by reordering the sections.


 

Reorder the units within a section

To move a unit either up or down or even to a new section, click and drag in the title area of the unit. You can then move the unit to the desired location. Existing student scores are not affected by reordering the units.


 

Remove a section

To remove all the sections from your course, hover over the top part of your course, on the same line as the course title. As you hover, the link − Remove all will appear to the far right of the course title. Click on the link and all the sections will be removed from your course.


 

To remove a single section from your course, hover over the section you wish to remove. As you hover, the link − Remove all will appear to the far right of the section title. Click on the link and the section will be removed from your course.

 

 

Remove a unit

To remove a single unit from your course, hover over the unit you wish to remove. As you hover, the link − Remove will appear to the far right of the unit title. Click on the link and the unit will be removed from your course.



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