Two More Course Improvements That Save You Time and Effort

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Dylan Rodgers

Content Strategy Manager and Editor in Chief of the Schoology Exchange

Two More Course Improvements That Save You Time and Effort

Posted in Schoology | December 02, 2013

As you may know, we have streamlined course management with the addition of three new features that save you both time and effort. Now we'd like to place the proverbial cherry on top of this course redesign by adding two more features to the mix—Drag and Drop Reordering and the ability to Create Content Inline. Building on the Expanding Folders concept and centered on the same goal, these two new features will make content management in Schoology faster and more efficient than ever before.

Drag and Drop Reordering

Want to reorder your course materials? Grab a piece of content or a folder, drag it where you want it, and drop it in place. It doesn't get much easier than that! Just make sure that once you have reordered your materials, you allow Schoology to save the settings (see the bottom of the screenshot) before moving on to another area of the platform.

Because your folders are now expandable, you can reorganize your course materials on numerous levels—e.g., pulling content from within a third-level folder and placing it into a first-level folder. If you want to drop content into a closed, or non-expanded, folder, you can continue dragging the item and hover over the folder you want to put it in. By hovering over the folder, it will automatically expand and enable you to put the content exactly where you want it.

Creating Content Inline

Another way that we are streamlining the process of content management is by enabling you to create course materials by clicking the location in or between an expanded folder where you would want to organize them. All you have to do is hover over the area between two folders or course materials and click the green plus sign or dotted line that appears. This will open up the Add Materials menu, as shown below:

Once you have created the new material, it will be saved right where you had selected. With this simple feature, you can add materials on any level and in any folder all from the same page!

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Now it's up to you! Try out these new features and let us know what you think below or on Twitter (@Schoology), and if you have any questions, you can always reach out on our Community Support Forum. Also, don't forget to check out the other new course management features we launched recently. They go hand in hand with the two mentioned above.

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