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Topic and Weekly

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Typically courses are organized by week or topic. These formats work well with with all themes.

Weekly format Express Theme
Topic format in Snap Theme
 

Weekly

You can organize resources and activities by week. This format creates a section for each week of a course so you can add content to it. This format is ideal to help keep students on track. They know what they should do and when.

Steps in Snap: Course Tools > Edit course settings > Course format > Format > Weekly

Steps in other themes: Course administration block > Edit settings > Course format > Format > Weekly

How it looks in Snap Theme
How it looks in other themes

You decide how many weeks you want and if any weeks should be hidden.


Topics

You can organize course content into sequential topics. You can then place all resources and activities related to a particular topic are in the appropriate topic. You can decide how many topics you want to cover and hide some topics.

You can use the topics format to provide learning resources and assessment activities on a particular subject. For example, Cell Regeneration. You can also use this format to organize the course by content type. For example, Readings, Assignments, and Discussions.

Steps in Snap: Course Tools > Edit course settings > Course format > Format > Topics

Steps in other themes: Course administration block > Edit settings > Course format > Format > Topics

How it looks in Snap Theme
How it looks in other themes

You decide how many topics you want and if any should be hidden.