How to create a new module
How to create a new module
Creating a new module is extremely simple. You simply click the icon for creating a new module (shown below).
The programme will then ask you a few questions about your new module, and that's it. Note that you can change the title, background image and colour scheme later as well. Nothing you choose now is permanent.
Module naming policy
When modules are submitted to us for publication, our most frequent administrative action is to rename the modules because the chosen name was not suitable. Please give your module a clear, concise and descriptive name.
- Abbreviations and reference numbers should go in the subtitle or description. Example: do not call your course "CHEM 304", just because this is what it is called in the course catalogue of your college. The contents of "CHEM 304" may vary wildly from one college to another, and countries outside the US probably won't be familiar with this kind of naming at all. Call it something like "Environmental chemistry for 2nd year college students".
- Minimize the use of punctuation in the title. e.g. avoid brackets and ampersands. Please do not use commas or inverted commas at all.
- Do not capitalise the title.
- Try to avoid using the title of a course book. Technically this might be copyright, and might confuse people if the content of your quiz is original.
- If the module has already been published, don't change the title.
- Do use a format such as SUBJECT AREA + LEVEL. e.g. "Multiplication exercises for grade 3" or "Astronomy for keystage 3 physics".
- Look over existing titles to get an idea of what else there is.
- Think of the widest possible audience of international users and how you would describe your module to them.
- Add special information such as related literature, course books, event names and the like in the subtitle or the description (not the title). e.g. Description: "This quiz about spelling was originally developed by me to practice for the Middleville Junior spelling bee round 1 in 1956." But use a title such as "Spelling for grade X", not "Middleville Junior spelling bee round 1, 1956".
- If you do a series of modules on a similar topic with progressing difficulty, you are welcome to use suffixes in the titles such as "1,2,3" or "I, II, III".
- Titles must be unique.
It is possible (but a little difficult) to change the title of a module which has already been published. If this is necessary, please contact us.
Describing your module
See: How to describe a module.
A module description is important. It is also one of the most neglected parts of modules. In extreme cases, a poor description may prevent publication.