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Folio Template

Folio Logo

The Folio Template provides a structural foundation for online courses consisting of editable web-based pages as well as a set of course tools, like discussion forums and assignment dropboxes. Advantages of using the template include:

  • Flexible design and structure
  • Addresses many of the Quality Matters Rubric standards
  • Compliant with the Federal Web Accessibility Guidelines
  • Georgia Southern University branding
  • Easy to edit and adapt to your teaching styles.

While the use of the CTE’s Folio template is not required, web pages (HTML files) are the most practical and efficient file format to deliver content (text, images, multimedia, and web links) to students. You may also use other document types (Word, PowerPoint, PDF) for your instruction. If you use Microsoft Word, you already have the means to understand how to use Folio’s web page editor.

Caution!!! It is best to install the template in a NEW Folio course shell without any prior content since installing the template may overwrite content files.


Step 1: Folio Course Templates

Pick a Template

First, you will want to pick the template that works best for you.

  1. Folio Template – Best option for instructors building fully online courses for the first time. This template is designed with:
    • Three “first-day” News items
    • An Orientation Module with editable web pages (content pages) and an Introduction Activity
    • Twelve Learning Modules with preformatted web pages (content pages) to support instruction.
    • Preformatted template pages for module introduction, lectures, study guides, and assessment instructions.
    • Questions for the Professor discussion forum
    • Four assignment dropboxes and four discussion activities

      Caution!!! It is best to install the template in a new course shell (sandbox) without prior content since installing the template may overwrite content files. Click on the button above to request a new course shell (sandbox).
  2. Folio Template: Skinny – This template is designed at a minimum. The best option for instructors with experience using the template or instructors supporting face-to-face courses with online resources and activities.
    • Three “first-day” News items
    • An Orientation Module with editable web pages (content pages) and an Introduction Activity
    • Questions for the Professor discussion forum
    • One Learning Module with preformatted template pages for module introduction, lectures, study guides, and assessment instructions.

      Caution!!! It is best to install the template in a new course shell (sandbox) without prior content since installing the template may overwrite content files. Click on the button above to request a new course shell (sandbox).

Step 2: Download the Template

Download:

  • Select a template in Step one.
  • Click on the link in Step one you wish to download
  • Open your computer’s Download folder and identify the .zip file you wish to install
    Download File
  • Do Not Open or Expand the .zip files. You will upload it directly into Folio.

Step 3: Installing the Template

Installation

  • Open Folio and the course which you wish to install the template.

    Edit Course
  • From the course menu, select Edit Course
  • Select Import/Export/Copy Components.
    import then start
  • Check Import Components
  • Select [Start]
  • Follow the instructions to [Upload] the .zip file form your computer.
  • Once the .zip file has been uploaded, select [Import All Components]


    Drag and Drop

Advanced Options:

The [Advanced Options] button allows you to customize which parts of the template are imported into your Folio course shell. Custom installation is only recommended for very experienced users.

Advanced Options

Template Resources

Last updated: 9/16/2022