The Text and media area is a useful tool for presenting text and multimedia content on your course page. You can use it to break up long lists of course activities by using subheadings and images or you can use it to provide brief descriptions of different sections of your course. In this guide we’ll be covering the basics of adding a Text and Media Area activity to an existing course.
Step 1 - Adding the activity
With the course page open, you’ll now need to follow the steps below in order to add the Text and Media Area activity to the course:
- Enable “Editing mode” using the toggle in the top right corner of the course page
- Click the “Add an activity or resource” button under the chosen topic (section) you wish to add the activity to
- Select the “Text and Media Area” activity from the list of activity types
Step 2 - Activity setup
After selecting the Text and Media Area activity, the Text and Media Area activity creation page will open. Here you’ll need to provide all the information required for each section marked with an exclamation mark, all other sections are optional. We’ll take a look at each of the key sections below.
General - This is the main section for the Text and Media area activity, within which you can add your text and media elements.
Activity completion - As the Text and Media area activity has no trackable content, you are only able to select one of two options. Manual tick box or no tick box. We recommend that no tick box is used for decorative areas, and a manual tick box is used for important text areas that the user is required to read.
Step 3 - Save
Once you have adjusted your settings to your preference, you can then scroll to the bottom of the page and click save. This will return you to your course page where you can test your activity or move its positioning around within the course using the course navigation menu in the top left of your course page.