Lesson pages contain most instructor-provided content in the course. The content on the lesson page is delivered through text, pre-recorded videos, links to additional material, downloadable slides, and more. When putting together your lesson page, ensure that you properly surround your content with context. How will students know what they are supposed to learn? How will you keep students engaged in the lesson page?
You can upload your content including videos, readings, infographics, and audio recordings in the lesson pages. Please see the Course Materials introduction for more information on types of materials and how to curate. You can also add/embed discussions peer evaluations, quizzes, surveys, assignments, and team/group formation activities directly on this page.
- Multiple forms of content delivery appealing to multiple intelligences
- Pacing the course with different release dates
Example Components of a Lesson:
- To-Do List
- Quizzes (Assessment or Practice type)
- Live Video Events
- Peer reviews
- Additional Resources (files or links)
Below you can learn more about the components you can add to a lesson.
Detailed Component Information
- Content Design
- Text Editor
- Templates: Title, Text with image, Line
- Course Material
- Timed Exam
- Social Activities
- Team Formation
- Group Formation
- Submission Carousel
- Private Feedback
- Public Feedback
- Third-Party Links and Tools
- Live Video Event
NovoEd offers a modern, simple editing experience.
The options in the toolbar enable you to:
- Insert a bulleted list
- Insert a numbered list
- Hover over the text to edit the style of the text: color, weight, italics, underline, size, position, and hyperlink
This editor matches the one seen by a learner.
For NovoEd hosted videos, and you can upload MP4 files of 750 MB or fewer. We also enable the delivery of recorded lectures through video-sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo.
You can also upload pre-existing captions, transcripts, and slides for each video segment. Note that including the transcript or adding closed captioning to the video is necessary to make the educational content accessible to students with disabilities, which is required under various laws and regulations and is enforced by several institutions.
You may also embed a quiz in your lesson to provide students with immediate feedback on their comprehension of the presented concept. In-Video quizzes are most effective when they follow the explanation of a specific concept or a discrete segment of knowledge.
Utilizing quizzes are great to assess student performance throughout your course. We recommend combining the content on your lesson page with a quiz to provide a check-in for understanding or in some cases, an exit ticket for your instruction based on difficulty level.
- Here’s how to create a content page quiz.
It's possible to embed assignments in a content page so students can easily navigate from the course content to the relevant assignment.
- Here’s how to add assignment lists.
Additional Resources (Files or Links)
If you have additional resources or files for the participants, you can directly upload them to a content page as exercise lists.
- Here’s how to add attachment lists.
You can embed discussions threads directly into a lesson to encourage participant engagement and discussion that is directly related to the lesson content.
- Here’s how to add discussions to content pages.
You can introduce surveys so as to receive feedback on the course and have students feel more involved with the actual course operations like they might in an in-person course.
You may customize the information you receive on your class by building surveys for distribution at the beginning and end of class.
Please find more information about NovoEd’s survey feature here.
Live Video Events
It’s possible to include live video events in a content page. If your organization has set up their Zoom Integration, a Zoom meeting can be created from the lesson creation and editing tool.
We also support other types of events that may not be hosted on Zoom. You can create an event on your video conferencing tool of choice (e.g. Webex or Skype for Business meeting) and add that to a lesson.. Points can be awarded for attending the event or viewing recordings of the events after they have ended.
Here’s how to add live video events.
As an administrator, you can…
- Use the rich text field to input text and add images
- Upload a video and add video quizzes
- Add a quiz
- Link to an assignment
- Add files for download
- Embed discussion posts to the content page
- Add Surveys
Participants will be able to...
- View course content and images
- Watch videos
- Complete quizzes
- Access an assignment
- Download files
- Contribute to a discussion thread