Iris Content Map Settings
The Iris Content Map visually displays the entire course at a glance in a visually appealing way. This makes it easier for students to understand their progress, celebrate success, and make goals because it clearly shows them where they are, where they are going, and where they have been.
Iris Content Map can be used in courses where the sequence of assignments is not linear. Instead, Iris Content Map can display content in a hierarchy, like a tree, or branching outline structure. This allows students to choose their own path through content, which improves students' sense of autonomy and motivation. The Iris Content Map can also be used in linear courses or with other content components.
Add Parent-Child Relationships between Modules
Iris displays modules in as segments in a circle. Each segment (except the center most segment 'dot' ) has a "parent", and segments can have "children". The simplest way to visualize this relationships is as an indented outline (see the images to the left).
You can use the "Module Meta-data Manager" to create these parent-child relationships in an outline. Review the following tasks in the "Module Meta-data Manager tutorial" before you continue:
Note: If you unpublish a module, it AND ALL OF ITS CHILD MODULES will not be displayed in Delphinium.
After reviewing the links above, click and drag modules in "Module Meta-data Manager" to organize your modules in parent-child relationships that align with your course design. Click Update Page to refresh the page and view your changes in "Iris Content Map".
Click the Filter drop-down menu to view the list of modules in a course. Parent-child relationships are represented by 'dashes' in the list. Each 'indent' configured in the Module Meta Data Manager is another dash.
Select the module from the list that you want to display as the center of a Iris Content Map and then click Save to reload the page and display your changes.
Edit Canvas Modules and Module Items
The "Iris 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)" .