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Metadata is descriptive information about an item. Different types of metadata may be entered for an individual item. The Metadata page offers users a menu of the available types of metadata. There are four metadata templates: Dublin Core, Full IMS, General, and IMS. These templates can be made available to all users and edited but not deleted from the system.

In addition, goals that are created in outcomes assessments may also be treated as metadata and used to align Content Collection items. To learn more, see Outcomes Assessment.

Folders and items can be imported and exported with their associated metadata.