- How to get access to the areas you need
- How to import last year's content
- How to rename files you have imported
- How to create mandatory content
- Tips for organising your content
- Example module area
How to get access to the areas you need
Module leads should automatically have a staff role on all their module areas. If you do not, then contact your department administration, listing
- the modules
- which academic years
If you want to copy content from last year's area, you must have a staff role on that area.
How to import last year's content
The instructions below assume you have a staff role on both areas: the area for 18/19 and for 19/20.
Go to the 19/20 module area (it should look like the screenshot below) and click the Settings icon at the top on the right.
From the drop-down menu, select Import.
Now select the 18/19 area and click Continue.
You are then taken through a number of steps, the first of which is this:
You MUST NOT click "Jump to the final step". Instead, click Next.
You now deselect items you do not want to import.
YOU MUST DESELECT ANY SUBMISSION LINKS.
After deselecting unwanted items, hit Next again, then Perform Import.
Your job is done when you see this message:
How to rename files you have imported
If you need to update the content of a file with new information, delete the old one and replace with a new file.
However, there may be some files that you don't want to change - for those files, you need to update
- the wording in the link to the file
- the name of the file itself (so when students download it, its name doesn't include 1819 or even the date of an older year)
To change both of these things, select Edit - Edit settings to the right of the link.
You now see the screen below. How to change the name of the link is obvious. In order to change the name of the file itself, click on the icon of the file in the "Select files" area.
You now rename the file itself: change the Name then click Update.
How to create mandatory content
Module introductionThe introductory overview section within your module should include an outline of what the students can expect from the module and what you expect from them throughout it.
Picture in Overview areaAdd an image to this area to give a visual representation of the module, the Falmouth Smug Mug image library can be used for this. Choose a low resolution version - your image should be no more than about 100KB. See How to reduce image sizes.
Link to Award document areaAdd a link to the Award document area on Sharepoint for your students by copying the text below and and putting it in the Overview section:
View this module's information documentation in the Award documents area. Find your course in the list and click it to view module information.
Staff contact detailsThis can be in the overview section, in its own section, or an a separate page.
- Assessment information
This should be the first section after the overview. It should include explicit guidance on what is required for each assessment and how the work will be judged. Links for submission of work and provision of feedback will be added to this section.
Tips for organising your content
- use consistent, descriptive naming conventions for your files (eg. '2018-19 underwater photography presentation slides.pdf')
- use sections to segregate topics in line with delivery
- use folders to organise multiple files uploaded within a section
- use the Assessment section for all information, briefs, and submission points related to summative assessment
- use images where appropriate to support what you're saying, and break up text to make it more readable
Example module area
Have look at this example module. It's based on the fictitious module "Advanced Tea Making" and it gives you an idea of the types of layout and content you are being encouraged to include in your modules.