Adding an Activity

To add an activity or resource, first turn editing on using the button in the top right hand corner. There are numerous interactive activity modules that you can add to a course section using the “+Add an activity or resource” button, located in the bottom right of each week or topic section.  Some of these activities can be linked directly to the Gradebook for scoring and assessment.

The different types of available activities are shown above.  Note that more than one can be added to a section.  Once an activity is selected, then information about the activity is shown in the help screen on the right.  Commonly-used activities include:

  • Assignment or Workshop where students can upload and submit work for scoring and assessment
  • Forum or Chat for asynchronous and synchronous discussion and collaboration
  • Quiz for online assessment, including automatic or manual scoring
  • Database and Glossary allows participants to create and maintain a collection of entries or definitions
  • Wiki enables participants to add and edit a collection of web pages
  • Lesson offers the functionality to customize content delivery and assessment
  • The different types of available activities are shown above.  Note that more than one can

To delete an activity, make sure that the editing mode is on. Click on “Edit” from the right side of the activity, and then click “Delete”.

Then you will need to confirm this deletion:

If you decide that the activity was deleted by mistake, you can restore it by going to “More” settings that are located at the right top part of the screen. 

Then look for Recycle Bin in the Course Administration. Please note that it might take a couple of minutes after deletion of the activity for the recycle bin to appear. The contents of Recycle Bin get erased after 7 days since deletion of the activity.


In the Recycle Bin section you will see any recently deleted resources or activities. This will give you the option to either restore or permanently delete the activity.