Activity Type - Activity

Activity Type – Activity

This is the Activity asset, and it is best used for embedded media (like pictures or surveys) or text that you do not want attached as a document. Keep in mind that you want the user experience to be easy, so if you have long blocks of text, consider formatting it with breaks or pictures, or you may decide to instead create a Document activity type and add the lengthy text as an attached document.

When creating an Activity:

  •       The Activity asset has several required fields. Action label, title and description must be completed, at a minimum.
  •       Action Label: By default, this field will be populated but it is best practice to make this as specific and appropriate as possible. What will participants do with this activity? Will they read, watch, download? The general rule of thumb is to make sure it is an action verb. This will be displayed in lower case no matter how it is typed in.
  •       Name: Enter the name for the activity. This will display in the course navigation for your participants.
  •       Description:This is the text for your activity.
  •       Use the prerequisite dropdown if there is an activity that must be completed before this activity.
  •       If you would like the amount of time that the activity takes to complete enter time in seconds in the duration field. Although you enter the time in seconds it will be displayed in minutes.
  •       When entering text in the description box the text editor bar lets you do basic formatting tricks—different heading styles, boldingitalicizing, underlining, numbering and bulleting, and hyperlinking. For more advanced options, you can click the html button on the far right of the text editor. This will open a pop-up window where you can alter the html manually. Only select this if you are an advanced html user!

This activity is best used for the following type of content:

  • Quotes (you might also embed a picture of whoever is saying the quote as well)
  • Checklists
  • Surveys
  • Short anecdotes
  • Brief explanations of a concept
  • Breakout group instructions

As you build the activity it will look like this:

The participant view will look like this:  

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