Friday, July 13, 2012

ANGEL Tip #2: Rearranging Items in ANGEL

Many of our faculty “refresh” their courses every semester.  They find new  examples or new ways of introducing content and materials.  Our students today might not find it as interesting as, say 20 years ago, to just read lecture  notes.  They are used to an environment that is technologically stimulating.

As you begin to prepare your ANGEL course for the new semester you might want to consider adding new ideas or new ways to focus on your course content.

ANGEL tip #2:
In ANGEL, by default,  all new items that you add will appear at the bottom of the page. Organization is essential in an effective ANGEL course and your students will find it helpful, as they navigate their course, to find content arranged in a way that makes sense and where they can access it quickly.

You can rearrange the order of your content items under the "Lessons" tab and within each folder (maybe a list of weeks, assignments, samples, etc.).

If you want to move the newest items to the top (or in another area on the page, you can do the following:

1.  If you wish to rearrange items in a folder or on a page you must first
be in the folder or in the page.

2.  Click the Rearrange link at the top of the Lessons area.

3.  Drag and drop folders to the appropriate location.

4.  Click the Save button to finalize changes.

I hope you enjoy this tip and if you have any you would like to share or request, please feel free to comment.