The course description is not at all mandatory, but it allows you to present a global summary of the course and to offer potential subscribers a flavour of the course.
The description tool presents several sections which provide the course author with a simple suggested structure for their course description. (The teacher doesn't have to use these, of course; if the proposed sections do not match requirements, other sections can be created with the preferred titles). The sections include:
« Course description »,
« Objectives »,
« Topics »,
« Methodology » etc,
At any time, a section can be removed by clicking on the Delete icon , or updated using the update icon .
The description is available to learners inside the course, but can also be viewed in the course catalog (via the Description button). This button opens a pop-up window showing the description provided by the teacher.