How to setup an IMS Content Resource
Note: You need Teacher or Manager access before you can perform this action.
An IMS content package is a collection of files which are packaged according to an agreed standard so they can be reused in different systems. The IMS content package module enables such content packages to be uploaded as a zip file and added to a course as a resource.
Content is usually displayed over several pages, with navigation between the pages. There are various options for displaying content in a pop-up window, with a navigation menu or buttons etc.
An IMS content package may be used for presenting multimedia content and animations.
To add a IMS Content Resource within a course page follow the steps below:
To start making changes on your course page, click on the
button then choose Turn editing on.
Step 2: Once the edit mode is activated, you can either choose to edit an existing topic or add a new one.
Adding a topic:
Step 3: Click on Add an activity or resource.
Step 4: Choose from the Resources list then click the button.
Step 5: Fill out the information needed and adjust the settings for the IMS Content Resource.
|Name*||(Mandatory field) enter the name of the IMS Content package Resource activity in the Name text box.|
|Description||Enter the relevant description in the "Description" text area that describes the IMS Content package if needed.|
|Display description on course page||(checkbox) If enabled, the description of this activity will be shown on the course page.|
|Package File||Add the file to be used as the package. This file must be a zip file.|
There are seven options available for the archive packages:
• 1 (Default)
The availability option permits students to view and access assignments and resources, there are two options available:
• Show on course page
• Hide from students
|ID number||The ID number can be entered to reference the same ID number from a third-party package especially gradebook. Otherwise, the field may be left blank.|
Teachers may restrict students from accessing lessons and resources based upon a set of conditions. These conditions may be based on whether an activity has been completed or not, date restrictions when lessons can commence, a specified grade to be achieved, a certain user profile, or a set of nested restrictions based on the below settings.
Restrictions can be one, two or all of the following criterion:
There are three options available:
• Do not indicate activity completion
• Students can manually mark the activity as completed
• Show activity as complete when conditions are met
|Require view||(checkbox) If enabled, student must view this activity to complete it.|
(checkbox) If enabled, student must receive a grade to complete this activity.
|Require entries||(checkbox) If enabled, you need to set how many entries students need to make to be tagged as completed.|
|Expect completed on||This setting specifies the date when the activity is expected to be completed.|
|Tags||Tags will allow students and teachers to connect to other courses and content being offered.|
Competencies will not be available unless they have been set up at a course level. Administrators can set up competency frameworks and add competencies within the framework. Teachers can also add competencies to courses and course activities.
Step 6: Once everything is set, click Save and return to course.
|Course competencies||Course competencies allow you to search for competencies that you’d like to link to your existing activity.|
|Upon activity completion|
There are four options to select once an assignment has been completed:
• Do nothing
• Attach evidence
• Send for review
• Complete the competency
The IMS Content Resource activity that has been created will now be displayed in the section where you selected ‘Add an activity or resource’.
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