Course Development



  • Each page of content should include one topic or general idea.  
  • We want to keep the pages short, but also make sure that there is enough information for a student to understand the topic at hand. If you’re unsure how you want to chunk your content, then feel free to just use headings and your designer will separate it out for you.
  • The tone should be conversational, and using first and second person (I, you) is perfectly okay. The idea is to have the students feel like they are being spoken to and taught directly by the instructor.

Headings: Use headings (start with an <h3>) to separate disparate items on the page, and each page should have a page title.


  • Designers: Use the template to add an image. Use the image citation guide to style the credit. Use alt tags or text descriptions (see facdev for template code). Name and file images in a consistent way. Decide if you want to use figure numbers. If so, be consistent.
  • Author: Add a note in the text where you want the image to be added. Send images, links (if available online), and citation information to the designers outside of Drupal or use the guidelines for adding images listed in the designer section.
  • Need a new image?: We have some excellent multimedia specialists who can create an image based on your specifications. We will need to schedule a short consultation with the author, LD, and the multimedia person. 


  • Designers, use the code on the ecosystem style guide. Use a heading above the video that has the title and the length of the video. Check the transcripts carefully before adding them - automatically generated transcripts are notoriously bad. 
  • Authors. Put the link in the content and we will make sure it's embedded properly.

H5P interactive elements

  • Designers:
    • Use a header with a consistent naming convention. There might be more than 1 type of interactive element in a course, but the names should be used consistently based on the type. For example, Slideshow, Knowledge Check, Reflection, etc. 
    • Put the H5P in an activity box (header should be outside the box)
    • Turn off the embed option on the H5P
  • Authors:
    • Send content to the designer

Image Centered, no text description

black and white miniature schnauzer
Minature schnauzers love to laugh and play!
Credit: Photo by Sebastian Coman Travel on Unsplash

Image Centered, with a text description

Light and Power diagram. See link in credit for a longer description
Power and Energy 
Click for a text description of the power and energy diagram.
This is where you add a long text description.
Credit: Photo by Sebastian Coman Travel on Unsplash


Video: Miniature Schnauzer Dog: Temperament, Lifespan & More (2:38)

Miniature Schnauzer Dog: Temperament, Lifespan & More
Click here for a transcript of the Miniature Schnauzer video.


Getting a new dog is always an exciting time but it's really important to do your research as different breeds have different characteristics and therefore different needs as well as various susceptibilities to medical conditions. Miniature Schnauzers are part of the utility group and they're the smallest of the three types of schnauzer, and they've grown in popularity due to their charming looks and kind loyal natures. Miniature Schnauzers are affectionate and loyal by nature. These lively little dogs thrive in a home environment but they're also very energetic and they are well suited to people who also enjoy an active outdoors lifestyle/ They're also quite vocal and this makes them quick to let their owners know if there's someone else around and this makes them quite a good watchdog. In general, they form very strong bonds with their owner and they're very good around children.

Miniature Schnauzers have a wiry coat and a thick soft undercoat which doesn't shed very much. Miniature Schnauzers will need regular grooming and their coat will need attention at least twice a week. Miniature Schnauzers are infamous for their beards and these will need to be combed regularly otherwise they're prone to matting. Coat colors can be black, black and silver, pepper and salt, as well as white.

Miniature Schnauzers are extremely intelligent and also eager to please, and this combination makes them much easier to train. However, they do have a bit of a stubborn streak and this is why socialization is really important from an early age. Miniature Schnauzers are smart playful dogs by nature and they generally enjoy up to about an hour of exercise every day. They also enjoy interactive games and they will excel at canine sports such as agility. Miniature Schnauzers are also known to be barkers and they will use their voice at any opportunity so it's really important to manage this from an early stage. Miniature Schnauzers generally live between 12 and 15 years and as a breed they, suffer from relatively few medical conditions, perhaps the most common of which would be hereditary cataracts as well as a susceptibility to skin allergies.


Credit: Petplan UK. “Miniature Schnauzer Dog: Temperament, Lifespan & More.” YouTube. 2019.


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