Cobra Learning - Understanding the Organization of Content

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Understanding the Organization of Content

  1. Course Overview
  2. Adding and uploading course files as new Content topics
  3. Restricted file extensions
  4. Bookmarks
  5. Upcoming Events
  6. Table of Contents

Course Overview

When users access a course's Content tool for the first time, the first page they land on is the Overview. Use the Overview page to orient users to the course, content materials, and course expectations. You can insert course overview information using the HTML Editor beneath the Overview title, and you can add a file attachment by dragging a file from your computer onto the upload target, or by clicking Add an attachment from the Overview context menu.

Note If you decide not to add anything to the Overview, the Overview link and page is hidden from student view.

Adding and uploading course files as new Content topics

Browse your Manage Files area to create topics from existing files. You can use the following types of files as topics:

Extension File Type
HTM, HTML, MHT, MHTML Web Document
RTF, PPT, PPS, PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPTX, XML, XLS, TXT, WPD Text Document
JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIF, TIFF Image
SWF, MPG, MPEG, RM, MP3, MP4*, M4V*, M4A*, AVI, WAV, RAM, ASF, MOV, RA Media

You can also upload all of these file formats from your desktop directly into the Content tool.

Notes
  • For web documents, Learning Environment strips the < title > tag and text within that tag from user created web documents.
  • You can use WMA and WMV files for topics, but they're not recommended, as users who access them through Firefox require a plug-in for them, and the plug-in does not guarantee the file plays for them. You can download the plug-in here: http://www.interoperabilitybridges.com/windows-media-player-firefox-plugin-download
  • *The extensions MP4, M4V, and M4A are new. These extensions allow users to drag entire albums, Video Podcasts, and movies from iTunes.

Restricted file extensions

The following file extensions are not supported by Cobra Learning:

Restricted Upload Extensions
ASP ASHX JSL VB
ASPX ASMX LICX VBPROJ
EXE AXD REM VJSPROJ
BAT CDX RESOURCES VSDISCO
DLL CER RESX WEBINFO
COM CONFIG SHTM INI
ASA IDC SHTML
ASAX CS SOAP
ASCX CSPROJ STM
Notes
  • For web documents, Learning Environment strips the < title > tag and text within that tag from user created web documents.
  • If your course is SCORM 2004-compliant then any new topics you create are outside the sequencing and navigation built into the SCORM package.

Bookmarks

Topics you bookmark appear in a list on the Bookmarks page. Click the Add Bookmark icon while viewing a topic to add it to your bookmarks list. The number beside the Bookmarks link indicates how many bookmarks you have.

Upcoming Events

The Upcoming Events page lists course material due dates, start dates, end dates, and other course events for the next seven days. If you set availability dates or a due date for a course object, it appears in the Upcoming Events page and the Agenda view in the Calendar tool.

The dates listed on this page are not exclusive to Content topics; upcoming events include all events within the course from the Calendar tool. Click Course Schedule to view all past, current, and future course events. The number beside the Upcoming Events link indicates how many upcoming events you have.

Table of Contents

The Table of Contents panel lists all modules available in your course. Click on a listed module to view and manage its details, topics, and sub-modules. You can also stay on the Table of Contents page to view and manage all modules and topics. Click on the Table of Contents link to access the Table of Contents page. This page enables you to view and manage all modules and topics. You can add new topics to existing modules by dragging and dropping files from your computer onto upload targets on the Table of Contents page, and you can also rearrange course materials by dragging and dropping topics between modules. See Cobra Learning - Creating and Arranging your Course Content using Drag and Drop for more information.

The number beside each module name in the Table of Contents panel listing indicates the number of topics you have set Cobra Learning - Using Completion Tracking in Content for. The number beside the Table of Contents link indicates the total number of topics you have set completion tracking for. Use the number totals to determine the task load being put on students per module.

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Keywords:content Cobra organization   Doc ID:47809
Owner:Lori W.Group:Parkland College
Created:2015-02-27 15:14 CDTUpdated:2015-03-12 09:45 CDT
Sites:Parkland College
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