Course Format

Lyceum has multiple different course formats, the layout of your course, that faculty can choose from. To navigate to your course format, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the ‘Edit settings’ of your course in the right top-hand corner of the page
  1. You will be directed to the ‘Edit course settings’ page. Here you will be able to customize your course settings. Navigate down to the ‘Course format’ section. By default, the format will be set to ‘Weekly format’, but you can select any of the choices from the drop-down menu in the ‘Format’ field
Default course format
Course format options

Weekly Format: With this format, the course page is organized into weekly sections

  • The options of this format include the ability to customize how you would like to hide each section. By default, sections are hidden in a collapsed form. There is also an option to keep sections completely invisible from student view
  • The other option is to either show all sections on the page or show one section per page. By default all sections are shown on your course page

**For more detailed information on the ‘Weekly’ format, follow this link

Topics Format: With this format, the course page is organized into topics sections

  • Note that the setting options for this format and the same and Weekly format above

**For more detailed information on the ‘Topics’ format, follow this link

Single activity format: This format is for displaying one single activity or resource, such as a forum discussion or a quiz, on the course page. Note that there will only be one activity shown on the course page, no sections will be organized within this format

  • The options of this format include the ‘Type of activity’ you would like to shown on the course page. By default, this is set to the ‘Forum’ activity but you can select any activity available

**For more detailed information on the ‘Single activity’ format, follow this link

Social format: With this format, a forum is displayed on the course page

  • The options of this format include how many ‘Number of discussions’ you would like to be displayed on the page. By default, this will be set to 10

**For more detailed information on the ‘Social’ format, follow this link

Tiles format: With this format, the course page is organized into tiled sections

Example of the ‘Tiles’ format within a course
Example of what inside a tile section would look like within a course
  • The options of this format include:
    • Tile icons: the icons selected will appear on all tile sections
    • Color for tiles: the color selected will be applied to all tile sections
    • Use sub tiles for activities: if selected, each activity within a tile will show as another sub-tile rather than a list
    • Progress on each tile: if selected, the users progress of each tile will be shown on the tile. You can choose to set the progress as a ‘Percentage (%)’ or a ‘Fraction (i.e. 2/4)’
    • Filter bar (Outcomes unavailable): if selected, this will automatically display an array of buttons before the tile screen in a course, which users can click to filter down tiles to certain ranges
    • Use sub tiles in top section: if selected, sub-tiles will be used in the top section of the course as well as within all tiles. Note that this is not recommended
    • Emphasize headings with colored tab: if selected, this will display a colored tab to the left of the heading in the course whenever a heading style is selected in the text editor

**For more detailed information on the ‘Tiles’ Format, follow this link