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When setting up a course in Desire2Learn, an essential tool is the Course Builder. This page will provede a basic overview of the course builder and the tools within it. The Course Builder user interface consists of three sections: the Toolbox, Canvas, and Selected Node Panel.
You can add modules, placeholders and objects to the canvas from three areas within the toolbox: Build Structure, Create Objects, and Browse Objects.
The canvas is a visual representation of your course structure. It displays the hierarchy of your course content as a series of nested nodes.
Node: Each structure element on the canvas is called a node. Node is a general term that can represent a module, placeholder or object.
Each node on the canvas includes an icon indicating its type. This can help you to see what's in your course at a glance.
The canvas simplifies the process of rearranging, copying, and deleting your course structure.
Tip: Once you're satisfied with the arrangement of your course, you can click View Content to see how your course content displays for students.
When you select a node on the canvas, the selected node panel displays its details and enables you to perform actions on that node. From the selected node panel, you can: