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Course Connect - For Faculty & Staff: Course Formats

Course Formats

When it comes to designing your course, you have the ability to adjust your course format so that information is presented in your preferred form. 


Below are screen recordings of the two most common course formats: Topics (the site default) and Grid. Below the screen recordings are instructions for adjusting your course format. If you are not comfortable adjusting the format yourself, please visit the About Course Connect tab and use the ITR Form linked in the image to submit a support request. 


You can adjust your format as many times as you like, but be aware that it is safest to change your format before content is added to the course. 


Topics on this Page: 

Topics Format; Grid FormatChanging your Course Format

Topics Format

Below you will see a screen recording of a course in Topics format.

In this format, you will simply scroll through the course to see new content. In the first section of the course you will see an option labeled Collapse All which will allow you to collapse the topics so that it is easier to scroll to the content you are looking for. To open a topic after collapsing all topics, click on the topic name.

Grid Format

Below you will see a screen recording of a course in Grid format.

In this format, your topics are collapsed into individual boxes. To view a topic, click on the box associated with that topic and a pop-up screen will open for you to view content. You can use the arrows at the bottom of the pop-up screen to navigate to the next topic. The first General section in your course may be separate from the grid, and will look similar to the General section in Topics format.

Changing your Course Format

To adjust your course format, enter the Settings tab below the title of your course. Scroll to the Course Format section; you will see the options below:



Use the Format drop-down menu to adjust your format to the style of your choice. Please note that this guide only addresses the most popular formats, Topics and Grid. Feel free to try out other formats to determine your preferred method of displaying content.

Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and select Save after adjusting your course format. 

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