You can create content that combines a variety of materials to view together, such as text, multimedia, and attachments.

Create a content item

You can create a content item to present a combination of content. For example, you can include introductory text for a lesson, an audio file of a lecture, an image, and a table of data. In your course, the materials you added are all presented together in the content list.

Be sure Edit Mode is ON so that you can access all of the instructor’s functions.


In a content area, learning module, lesson plan, or folder, select Build Content to access the menu and select Item.


Type a name, optional description, and select the appropriate options for availability, tracking, and display dates. Display dates don’t affect an item’s availability, only when it appears.

You can use the functions in the editor to add and format text, attach files, embed multimedia, and insert equations, links, and tables. You have creative control over how your content appears and the flexibility to change the order and appearance when you want.

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