A page template is a preconfigured page layout used as a guide to assemble a page of content. Page templates are built with best practices in mind and create consistency within courses. Most templates also contain language that helps the content creator understand its purpose.


CourseArc has six page templates: Blank, Equal Width Columns, Sidebar, Introduction, Overview, and Summary. Read below for more information about each page template.


Content creators can set up custom page templates with a boilerplate.


Blank

If another template is not selected manually, the Blank template is selected as the default when a new page is created. The blank page uses a single column layout.


Equal Width Columns

The Equal Width Columns page template allows you to create content side-by-side in two equal-sized columns. To learn more about using the Equal Width Columns template, refer to How do I use the Equal Width Columns page template?.

Sidebar

The Sidebar page template allows you to create content side-by-side. To learn more about using the Sidebar template, refer to How do I use the Sidebar page template?.

Sidebar page template in edit mode


Introduction

The Introduction page is automatically added to all new modules. The Introduction page is designed to be used as a module opening page and help gain the attention of students. This page includes:

  • icon and text block with directions to watch a video
  • generic video block with built-in transcript

Introduction page template in edit mode


Overview

The Overview page is automatically added to all new modules. The Overview page is designed to inform the learner of the learning objectives, identify how long the activities will take, and share any resources needed to complete the content. The Overview page contains:

  • Objectives
  • Activities
  • Total Estimated Time
  • Resources

The Activities table cannot be edited. The Activity and Estimated Time columns are populated dynamically using the Properties box of each page. As the Properties box on each page is completed, the assignments and estimated time will appear in the Activities table. If there are no graded assignments in a course, leave all of the Assignment fields blank, and the Assignments column will not appear. The total estimated time is calculated based on the total time of all pages.


To learn more about the Overview template, refer to How do I use the Overview page template?.

Overview page template in edit mode

Summary

The Summary page is automatically added to all new modules. The Summary page is designed to be a visual cue to students that the module is completed. The Summary page contains:

  • Image Block with Checkered Flag
  • Content Block with Text Summarizing Module

Summary page template in edit mode

Note: Template pages such as Introduction, Overview, or Summary included in all modules may be deleted if necessary.

Selecting the Equal Width Columns template in the Add Page view