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This module gives an overview of the module creation process. This includes the text, files, and metadata of a module. Each step is described in further detail in other modules.

What is a module?

A module is the basic building block of a Connexions course, textbook, or other type of collection. You can think of it as a small knowledge chunk that addresses a single topic or a specific aspect of a topic. Every author determines the size of their module, ranging from a few paragraphs to an entire textbook chapter. To a student or reader viewing a course or collection, a module is simply a web page in the collection. Modules allow readers to follow the information path arranged by the author or instructor or to branch off and discover their own path. To an instructor putting a collection together, having topics in different modules allows easy selection and arrangement of the information. An instructor can include existing modules from other courses or other academic disciplines that are important to the presentation of the course subject.

Creating modules

You create and edit modules within one of your Work Areas . There are two ways to create modules:

  1. Create a new module from scratch.
  2. Create an adaptation of an existing module in the repository.
Below are the steps to create a module from scratch.

You can create a new module from the "Create New Item" dropdown in one of your work areas , or you can click the "Create a new module" link on the MyCNX home page:

The 'Create a new module' link on the MyCNX home page
Go the "MyCNX" tab and select the "Create a new module" link.
From there you must agree to the license for this module, select a work area in which to edit the content, and then enter the module's initial metadata.

After accepting the license, you will be asked to enter some basic information, or metadata, about your module before getting started. (If you haven't already selected a work area in which to work on the module, you will be asked to do so.) The basic metadata include:

  • A title for the module
  • The primary language used in the module
  • The subject categories that apply to the module
  • Terms that describe the most important topics in the module
  • A brief description of the module. You may markup the summary section with inline CNXML tags.
Basic metadata fields
Enter basic information about your module here.

Click the Save button. The metadata entries are saved and the "Contents" tab displays with the title of the collection. This tab is where you do the actual editing of the module content.

Editing modules

Once you have opened a new or adapted module within one of your Work Areas, you will need to edit the module to add content and files (such as images). These operations are performed with the linksand buttons on the "Manage Files" screen or the "Module Status" sidebar. The recommended sequence to perform these operations in is described in this moduleand appears in the following list:

  1. Edit the CNXML file.
  2. Add any other files that youwant to associate with the module.
  3. Edit the metadata to enter the appropriate search keywords and the module title.
  4. Edit the module roles .
  5. Add links to the module.
  6. Preview the module in both print and on-line versions.
  7. Publish the module.

Questions & Answers

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what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
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I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
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what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
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what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
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what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
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sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
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what does nano mean?
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nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
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