Using Text and HTML in a Course

A Text Module is a true blank canvas. You can use it to build anything you'd like to include in your course. Similar to creating a Site Page, you can do anything in a Text Module that you could do on a webpage. It's possible to add elements like tables or images directly in the Content area, and with custom HTML there are even more possibilities.

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Slug

The Slug is the unique URL address where your Text Module can be found. The Slug is auto-generated from the Name you give your module, but you do have the option to edit and change it if you wish.

Customizing Your Content

The Text Editor comes equipped with several tools to help you customize your content.

Quick Access Menu

The Quick Access Menu appears next to the text editor to help you speed up simple tasks. 

Move allows you to click and drag an element to move it up or down the page.

Delete removes a single line from the page.

Copy and Paste copies a single line and pastes it directly below the original.

Edit Code opens a window to allow you to quickly edit the HTML of a line.

Add Elements

Aside from text, you have the option to add a number of different elements to your page. This can be done easily from the Add menu on your text editor.

Here are some highlights of your choices:

Image will insert any image file into your page. All you need to do is provide a URL from where the image is currently hosted. This includes any images you have previously uploaded to your AOM Media Library. However, images can't be uploaded to the Media Library from inside the Text Module. You'll first need to visit the Media Library to upload your files.

Embed allows you to paste an embed code directly on your page. Insert a video, social media post, or anything else you want!

Grid allows you to separate the page into grid columns, for easier page formatting.

Formatting Your Text

You can easily change the look of your text by selecting an option from the Format tab. Feel free to make things your own.


Templates

To help jump start your Text Module building experience, we have provided templates that will give you a better understanding of what is possible when creating your Module. Customize them to make them your own, or use them as inspiration to head in a totally new direction!

More templates will be added in the future, so stay tuned. Unfortunately you can't add your own templates to the text editor, but if you have a custom template you would like added, please contact Support and we will be happy to do it for you.

Add Custom HTML

You are also free to add any custom HTML you wish. Switching to the HTML view will allow you to add your own code to the page.

You can also switch to HTML by using the Quick Launch menu to edit a single line.

Add Your Text Module to Your Course

When you have finished creating your Text Module, you will need to add your Module to your Course. This can be done on the Curriculum page of your Course.

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First, find your Course in the All Courses section of your dashboard.

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Then select Edit your Course from the Actions menu. If you don't already have a Course, you can select Create Course at the top of the page.

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In Step 2, Curriculum, you can add your created Text Module by searching for it by name in the existing module field.


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Once added to your Course, you can set the availability of the Module and the minimum time spent inside. 

A Fixed Date availability will restrict your Students from accessing the Module until a set day. 

You can also set the minimum time spent in the Module if you want to keep Students from rushing through it. 

Student Experience of Text Module

A Student will view your Text Module as if it was a webpage embedded inside your Module.

The Module will be marked as completed when a Student scrolls to the bottom of the page.