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Adapt User's Guide version 4.5

Organizing Content

Pages in Adapt are how the main learning content is presented (similar to a page on the web), and can contain a number of sub-elements, making them perfect to present a single topic in an e-learning course.

For those used to working with Chapters or Modules, Adapt’s Pages are roughly equivalent:

  • They typically cover one major topic.
  • Access to Pages can be controlled by completion of other pages.
  • Pages have titles, introductions, banner or primary images.
  • Pages have a developer-defined duration.

Articles are the next step down, and are used to present compound pieces of information within the page. Like pages, articles can be formed of many sub-elements. Articles can also be used to split up a page for presentation purposes.

For those used to working with Chapters or Modules, Adapts Articles are roughly equivalent to topics.

Blocks are what have replaced the traditional frames/slides found in most e-learning publishing software, and present small chunks of related content.

Components are the main interactions in Adapt, and present simple ideas. Components include not just text or images, but also a large variety of interactive elements such as Multiple-Choice Questions, Cards and Matching interactions. Each component has a complete/incomplete status (even text and images), requiring a user complete the component before the Page is marked complete.

Wrapping all of these is the Menu, a special view that lists the Pages in your course in blocks. The menu can contain submenus, allowing you to break up your content into smaller chunks if the course demands.

The elements of this structure also serve a secondary purpose: Adapt allows developers to alter the appearance or behavior of each element using extensions.