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Editing Module Properties

Modules and module properties are set and edited on the Module Properties page. These pages include the same options for configuring modules. To edit the content of a module, click Contents for a module listed on the Manage Modules page.

After completing the Module Properties page and clicking Submit the Edit Module page appears. Module content is controlled from this page and its content varies depending on the type of module created.

How to Edit Module Properties

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Communities, click Tabs and Modules.
  2. Click Modules.
  3. Click Create Module in the action bar or select Edit Properties in the contextual menu for a module. The following table describes the available options.
    Module Properties
    Option Description
    Title [r] Provide or edit a title for the module.
    Module Type Select a module type from the drop-down list. Once selected, this cannot be changed.
    Module Category [r] Select a module category from the drop-down list.
    Reference Name Provide a name that can be easily referenced.
    Description Provide or edit a description of the module. The description will appear to users when they select modules to display on a tab.
    Allow users to Personalize the module Select Yes or No to allow users to change the content of the module. A pencil icon appears in the top right corner of the module. Clicking the icon takes a user to a page where they can edit the module content.
    Allow users to detach the module Select Yes or No to allow the module to be removed from the tab by a user.
    System Availability Select Yes to make the module available.
    Available for Use on a Course Module Page Select Yes to make the module available for use on Course Module pages.
    Available for Use on an Organization Module Page Select Yes to make the module available for use on Organization Module pages.
    Available for Users to Select from Module List Select Yes to allow users to select module from the module list. If No is selected, but the module is selected as part of the Default Content, the module will always be displayed to users. It will not appear on the Content page where users may select modules.
    Available to Select Everyone or Specific Roles. If Specific Roles is selected, select the check boxes to determine which roles have privileges to view the tab.
    Allow Asynchronous Loading Select this check box to allow the module to load asynchronously. The user will go back to the portal page regardless of whether or not this module has loaded.
    Date and Time Restrictions Date-restricted modules will be hidden from users until the start date of the module is reached. The module will become invisible for users upon reaching the end date.
    Delegated Administration Provide the usernames for all users that should have privileges to edit and add module content. A comma should separate each username. The users selected to administer a module will see a Module Admin button on the tab that will allow them to edit the module content.

    The option to Allow users to detach the module does not appear for Content Collection modules.

  4. Click Submit.