Modules was upgraded to a new version (Melete 2.8) in mid-August 2012.
August 2012 Updated Modules user guide includes a section on ‘How to make Modules interactive and engaging’ - Click here to open a pdf of the latest Modules guide
There have been a number of enhancements to Modules in the upgrade. - click here to open a document listing all the enhancements
Further improvements have been made to the Modules tool since the August 2012 upgrade. One such improvement removes the restriction where the FCK editor forced tables to display at 100% width as well as some minor indenting changes. Handy hints on how to modify existing table settings in the Interact editors can be found on the Interact help page
The Modules tool is a lesson builder tool that allows authors to publish learning sequences that can be created by using a choice of built-in online editors, by linking to web pages, or by uploading learning objects or documents of various formats.
Content is created in Modules and Sections, and can contain embedded multimedia files or links to multimedia resources. Content is easily editable using the standard or mathematical equation editor.
Modules can easily be exported as zip files to import into other sites, or to save to a backup location.
Choice of editors
The Preferences function in Modules allows the user a choice of the FCK editor or the Sferyx editor. The editor selection will be the editor you use for all your modules in all sites you work in. Switching between editors can cause formatting problems so it is advisable to stick to a single editor for your work.
Using the Sferyx editor (for staff):
The Sferyx editor provides better functionality around symbols and equations. It requires a Java applet and takes a while to load the first time. Once loaded into a computer's memory, it loads quickly in all subsequent requests. The new Melete 2.8 has an updated version of Sferyx which will require re-authentication and may require a java update on some computers.
If the Sferyx editor has not been used on your machine, the editor space may appear as blank screen. Look for a pop-up window asking you to verify a digital certificate. Select Run.
See http://www.csu.edu.au/division/landt/interact/staffsupport/browser.htm for recommended browser and platform combinations for CSU Interact.