Creating and adding objects to the course tree

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When you create an object in the toolbox or drag a new object into the course tree, Course Builder interacts with its Pilot tool, enabling you to populate basic information and attributes. This streamlines the process of setting up your resources so you can focus on developing your course. From the toolbox or selected node panel, you can launch an object’s corresponding tool to complete and finalize its details.

Create and add an object to the course tree

  1. From the Add Content section of the toolbox, do one of the following:
    • Drag an object type into the course tree in the location you want.
    • Click on the object type you want to create. From the Select a location pop-up window, click on the module or placeholder you want to add your object to.
  2. Enter general details and content for the object. The following Desire2Learn Help topics provide detailed information about creating each object type:
  3. Click Create.

Note You can further define and develop objects you create in Course Builder within their respective tools.

Create an object in the toolbox

  1. In the toolbox, use the Browse Objects section to navigate to the area you want to create an object in.
  2. Click New [object type].
  3. Enter general details and content for the object.
  4. Click Create.

Add an existing object to the course tree

  1. In the toolbox, use the Browse Tools section to locate an existing object in your course.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Drag the object you want to add to your course onto a drop target in the course tree.
    • Select the check box beside the object you want to add to your course structure and click Add to Course. From the Select a location pop-up window, click on the module or placeholder you want to add your object to.

Add multiple existing objects to the course tree

  1. In the toolbox, use the Browse Tools section to locate an existing set of objects in your course.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Drag the objects into the course tree.
    • Select the check boxes beside the objects you want to add to your course. Click Add to Course. From the Select a location pop-up window, click on the module you want to add your objects to.

See also

‹ Using drop targets in the course tree up Creating and adding evaluation objects to the course tree ›

    

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