- Your Course Blue Print (add link)
- Expectations for Collaborative Course Development: Key tasks for course development: typical roles and responsibilities of learning designer and course author
- Editing in Drupal: Quick reference to the WYSIWYG editor and the use of templates
- Planning for Accessibility: Required accessibility considerations in the planning and writing stages of course development
- Accessibility How To: Practical step to including accessible content
- 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:
- 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
- Send content to the designer