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Learning Modules

A learning module is an organized collection of content presented together. Learning modules are shells in which your instructor adds other content items such as files, folders and tools. It can support a course goal, a subject, a concept, or a theme. Learning modules enable you to follow a structured path for progressing through content.

Navigate Within Learning Modules

By default, the table of contents appears to the left of the content frame.

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  1. On the action bar of the content page or the table of contents, use the arrows to page through content sequentially.
  2. On the action bar of the table of contents, click the down arrow—the Move to the Bottom function—to change the position of the table of contents to the bottom of the page. Click Minimize Table of Contents or Maximize Table of Contents to close or open the table of contents.
  3. Use the orientation bar to return to the content area.
  4. The current content page you are viewing in the content frame is highlighted in the table of contents and the available pages are links.

    The name of a folder or sub-folder counts as a page. For example, if the learning module contains two folders, each containing one file, you can access a total of four pages.

Table of Contents

Your instructor decides whether to enforce a sequential path through the content or allow you to open pages in any order. 

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  1. If your instructor enforces the viewing sequence, you can only view the content in order. In our example, the Introduction is the first page in the learning module and it appears in the content frame. The next page in the table of contents is an active link and is the only page that you can access.
  2. If your instructor did not enforce the viewing sequence, you can access content by clicking any of the active links in the table of contents. In our example, a student is viewing the Venus page first.

    Your instructors choose how to organize the table of contents. They can use Roman numerals, numbers, letters, or no labels.