What is a Content Area?

A content area is displayed a menu item in your Learn.UQ Course Menu. It is a page in Learn.UQ where you can create content (items) and add links to files, images, websites, audio, videos, course tools and assessment. Content area can be organised using Folders, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Module Pages and Blank Pages. The UQ course template contains two Content Areas: Learning Resources and Assessment.

Why would I use a Content Area?

The Learning Resources Content Area is used to link to items such as lecture presentations, course notes, tutorial questions and laboratory questions.

The Assessment Content Area is used to link assessment instructions, resources, marking schemes, assignment submission links and TurnItIn submission links.

Other considerations

Text Editor: Multimedia resources can be added to your course using the Build Content menu or anywhere there is a Visual Textbox Editor in Items, Announcements, Discussion Board, Blogs, Journals, Wikis, Assignments and Grade Centre.

YouTube: YouTube videos can be embedded in your course using the Build Content menu or a Visual Textbox editor as indicated above.

Flickr: Flickr photos can be embedded in your course using the Build Content menu or a Visual Textbox editor as indicated above.

Slideshare: SlideShare presentation can be embedded in your course using the Build Content menu or a Visual Textbox editor as indicated above.

Instructions: 

FAQs

  • FAQ - How to make a content folder available to students

    This is done by clicking on the Yes radio button under Standard Options - Permit Users to View this Content in your required content area. Refer to the Add a content menu file link guide.