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Lesson Plans

A lesson plan is a container for content similar to a content area or folder. You can see the lesson profile, objectives, and content items you need to complete a lesson inside a lesson plan. Your instructor provides information on how your knowledge is measured, the needed materials, the duration of the instruction, and what you need to have mastered after the instruction.

Typically, lesson plans are added to content areas, but they can be added to learning modules and folders.

The lesson plan appears first in the content list and has its own unique icon. When description is added to the lesson plan, it appears following the title.

  1. Select the Content Area from the course menu that holds the lesson plan. For example, Week 2.
  2. Click the name of the lesson plan.

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The lesson plan’s general information and content items are organized following the title. The top portion contains general information about the lesson, while the bottom contains content items.

In this example, the content items for the lesson are shown with icons and text. Your instructor selects whether to display icons only, text only, or icons and text for the content view. By default lesson plans have four sections:

  • Instructional Level
  • Instructor
  • Subject Area
  • Objectives

Your instructor customizes the sections in the lesson plan, so you might see different sections.