Modules: Organizing Course Content in Modules
There are several different ways to organize a module so that it is easy for students to navigate. The following lesson contains several examples.
Engage, Explore, Apply, Review
Calvin Theological Seminary has chosen to organize their module with four text headers: Engage, Explore, Apply, and Review. Each of these sections contain readings, assignments, and quizzes that give student the opportunity to review and reflect on different materials.
Lab & Lecture Notes
Bill Hanna of Massasoit Community College uses Canvas to post his lab and lecture notes. He posts materials as the semester progresses.
Topic by topic
This AP Human Geography course contains modules organized by topic. Each topic is divided into introductory notes, vocabulary, case studies, a focused response question, resources, and a quiz.
Modules for Blended Oceanography Course
Jared Stein of UVU has put together a blended learning experience. Students read and watch introductory material and take a quiz before the class. Videos are posted for in-class use, followed by assignments, discussions, or lab materials.
Prerequisites in Modules
This "Introduction to Pastoring" course is laid out sequentially, so students are required to finish one module before unlocking to complete the next one. Notice how Module 2 is greyed out so students cannot progress before completing pre-requisites.
In this training course about Canvas, Weber State University organized their modules with quizzes at the end (while also adding a completion criteria).
John Goodman of Bridgerland ATC uses the Modules page to organize assessments (readings, video critiques, quizzes, and tests). This is an effective strategy that puts the emphasis on students doing work as much as they are consuming new information.