Unit Creation Tutorial

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There are 2 ways to begin creating a new unit. The first is to click on the Unit link on the Contribute page. The second is to push the green plus button on the course creation page. Either way you are now presented with the unit creation screen. You can now create a new unit and link lessons and unit level assessments to it. 

Unit Content:

1. Give your new unit a title.

2. Enter the overview of your new unit.

Unit Metadata:

3. Choose the education level that you new course corresponds to. You may select as many options from the list as applies. Hold the control key and use the mouse to select multiple options. 

 

 

4. Now select the interactivity style for this course. Interactivity is defined as

     Interactivity Type (IEEE 1484.12.1-2002) for e-learning objects:

  1. active: Active learning (e.g., learning by doing) is supported by content that directly induces productive action by the learner.
  2. expositive: Expositive learning (e.g., passive learning) occurs when the learner's job mainly consists of absorbing the content exposed to them.
  3. mixed: A blend of active and expositive interactivity types.

    At the course level this is most likely mixed.

 

5. Then select the focus area of this course. Once again you may select multiple options and at the course level you will most likely choose many options. (this is optional)

6. Next choose the hardware and software platforms used in this course.

 

Unit Materials:

 

 

7. Attach one or more lessons to your unit using the node reference widget

  This widget will allow you to attach lessons you have already created by typing their name into the text box. Alternatively you can create a new lesson by pressing the green plus button on the right side of the widget. When you press this button you will be taken to a new lesson creation page for creating the new lesson. If you would like to add another lesson press the "Add another item" button which will create a new entry for adding another lesson below the first one.

 

8. Attach one or more Formative assessments to the unit using the node reference widget

 

 

  This widget will allow you to attach assessments you have already created by typing their name into the text box. Alternatively you can create a new assessment by pressing the green plus button on the right side of the widget. When you press this button you will be taken to a new assessment creation page for creating the new lesson. If you would like to add another assessment press the "Add another item" button which will create a new entry for adding another assessment below the first one.

 

9. Attach one or more Summative assessments to the unit using the node reference widget

 

 

  This widget will allow you to attach assessments you have already created by typing their name into the text box. Alternatively you can create a new assessment by pressing the green plus button on the right side of the widget. When you press this button you will be taken to a new assessment creation page for creating the new lesson. If you would like to add another assessment press the "Add another item" button which will create a new entry for adding another assessment below the first one.

10. You may now tag your unit if you would like. (this is optional)

11. Now link your unit to one or more courses. If you created this unit by pressing the green plus button in a course creation page that course will be pre-selected. You may choose to connect this unit to more than one course.

 

 

 

 

Save Your Unit:

You are done creating your unit please remember to press the save button at the bottom to save your work. Also remember to save the course if you launched this form from the course creation page.