Blueprint Editor

The Blueprint Editor is a sequence manager page that outlines the blueprint in the form of a table of contents, including units, modules, and pages. While editing a blueprint, you have the ability to add, rearrange, or delete elements; add learning objectives; and designate Introduction and Conclusion modules.

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Viewing the Sequence

  1. To reveal the components within a unit or module, click the rightward-pointing arrow next to its title. 
  2. To expand the entire sequence, click the Expand all icon at the top right of the sequence.
  3. Click the Collapse all icon to collapse the entire sequence.

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Adding or Deleting Course Components

To add units, modules, and pages, click the appropriate button for the destination: + Insert Unit, + Insert Module, or + Insert Page.

BlueprintEditorB.pngAdd or remove blueprint components

 

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To remove a course component click the X. Doing so removes the course component from the blueprint. If the component is a page, the page is still available in the project for later use or for use in a different blueprint in the project.

  

Numbered and Unnumbered Modules

Click the Introduction or Conclusion labels next to a module name. When the Introduction or Conclusion labels are clicked, they turn green and indicate that the Introduction or Conclusion will appear on the Table of Contents.

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Note: The Impact of Adding or Removing Content

Adding a new unit, module, or page of content will add it only in the blueprint you are working on. If the project has multiple blueprints and the new content needs to appear in all blueprints, add the unit/module/page to each blueprint manually. 

Deleting a unit, module, or page from a blueprint works the same way. Only the blueprint that you are working in will be affected. The unit, module, or page will not be deleted from a different blueprint in the project. 

If you remove a unit or module, that organization of content is gone from the blueprint. However, the pages that made up that unit or module are still in the project, so you can add them back if you need to. Removing a page from the blueprint organization does not delete that page from the project.

 

Adding Unit Descriptions

When you add a unit, a pop-up appears so that you may add the title and description. The title is mandatory; the description is optional. If you add a description, it will appear on the Table of Contents (TOC) unit landing page. 

 

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Rearrange Content

You can place the content of a blueprint in any order. Moving elements is a simple drag-and-drop action. 

To reorder content:

1. Click on the component; the pointer will become a four-arrow cursor.

2. Drag the component to a new position in the blueprint sequence.

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Annotated Learning Objectives

Learning objectives (LOs) added to modules on the Blueprint Editor page are called annotated learning objectives. They serve two purposes:

1. They enable the team to use the Blueprint/TOC as a scope-and-sequence document, before or during production.

2. They provide pages in a module with a set of quick-select learning objectives when adding LOs to a page.

Click + Add learning objectives to add learning objectives to a module. These new learning objectives will appear in the Blueprint Editor. Later, when you add a learning objective to a page in that module, you will see a list of those learning objectives at the top of the tool so that you can add them to a page easily. 

Note: Adding learning objectives to modules in the blueprint does not add them to course pages.

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The annotated learning objectives that you added to the module on the Blueprint Editor appear in a quick-select list.

 

Summary Table

In the Blueprint Editor, Authors, Managers, and Customer Admins have the ability to control the elements outlined in this table. 

Blueprint title and description

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Add/edit tags

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Insert unit, module, page

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Select introduction or conclusion

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Add annotated learning objectives

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Delete or rearrange content

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Add unit description on unit landing page

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