Box Content Map Settings

The Box Content Map is a quick and easy visual layout that displays the entire course content at a glance.

Open the Component Settings

On the Delphinium page, in Teacher or Periscope View, click the Settings icon in the top right corner of the page.

The "Settings" dialog will open.

Click the Delphinium Settings tab in the tab bar at the top of the Settings dialog.

The “Delphinium Settings” tab will be displayed.

The Delphinium Settings tab has two sub tabs, "Course Settings" and "Component Settings." If necessary, click Component Settings.

The "Component Settings" sub tab will be displayed.

If your course has more than one tab, you will see those tabs mirrored in the "secondary tab bar". You may need to click the correct tab in the secondary tab bar to display the icon for the component you wish to edit.

If necessary, you can mouse over the icons for "descriptions" and "thumbnail images" of components The "mouse over tool tip" also includes a "Find Me" button—mouse over the Find Me button to make the tools menu transparent and outline the "component" for that "icon" in yellow. You can use these features to ensure that you are editing the correct settings for your target component.

Click the Box Content Map icon.

The “Box Content Map Settings” dialog will display.

Configure Box Content Map View

The "Box Content Map" can be displayed as a "Grid" or "One Row" that slides left and right. Choose one of these options from the View drop down box and click save.

Edit Canvas Modules and Module Items

The "Box Content Map" uses Canvas data to display your existing modules, assignments, module items, module lock status, module prerequisites, and module requirements. When Delphinium loads for the first time in a course, this information will be pulled from Canvas into Delphinium automatically, you do not need to make any adjustments. It will all be displayed properly in Delphinium.

However, it is likely that you will eventually want to change your course structure. Learn more about updating Canvas content here.

Note: Changes you make in Canvas will NOT appear in Delphinium until you "Refresh LMS Data (click for details)".

Note: Unpublished Canvas content will NOT appear in Delphinium. You can publish/unpublish all content in the Canvas interface and then see the changes when you "Refresh LMS Data (click for details)". You can also publish/unpublish modules and module items in the "Module Meta-Data Manager (click for details)" .

Add a Watermark Image to Boxes

A watermark image can be added behind each module title to make it more visually appealing or to indicate something about the module.

Use the "Module Meta-Data Manager (click for details)" to add the image

Add Tabs to Organize Boxes

For courses with a large number of modules, it is sometimes useful to use "tabs" to organize them. Students can click a tab to view a different set of child modules. When the Delphinium page reloads, the "Boxes Content Map" will display the last tab the student was viewing in that browser.

Box Content Map Tabs are created using the "Module Meta-data Manager (click for details)". Review the following tasks in the "Module Meta-data Manager tutorial" before you continue:

Tabs are created by making "level 1" parent modules. These modules do not have any content and are simply placeholders for tabs.

You add modules to a tab by making those modules "level 2" child modules to the "level 1" parent tab modules.

Note: The placeholder modules you create for tabs will be displayed in the Canvas modules page. If you unpublish tab placeholder modules, the tab, AND ALL CHILD MODULES, will not be displayed in Delphinium. If you like, you can move the placeholder tabs to the bottom of the Canvas modules list if you want to make them less confusing for students; or you can leave them as empty modules in the flow of how modules are display in Delphinium.

After reviewing the links above, follow these steps to create a tab and add modules to it:

  1. Click the + Module button to create a placeholder module that will be displayed as a tab

    • Make the title of this module the name you wish to be displayed on the tab

  2. Click and drag other modules so that they become children to the "tab" module

  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each tab

  4. Click Update Page to refresh the page and view your tabs