MyLO - My Learning Online

Add/link content to placeholders in Unit Builder

This page provides information relating to the Unit Builder tool in MyLO (D2L BrightSpace). For information on the Course and Unit Builder (CUB) app, please visit this site -

This resource outlines how to add/link content to existing placeholders in Unit Builder.

A placeholder is a visual identifier that enables you to plan your unit and add the content referred to in each of the placeholders as it becomes ready.

Accessing Unit Builder

  • unit builder 2From your Unit homepage: Click Unit Builder from the navigation bar under Admin & Help
    • You can also get to the Unit Builder via Content/ Table of Contents/ Related Tools

Unit Builder page

  • Unit Builder add to placeholders 1Click the + icon on a module to reveal it's contents.
  • All the placeholders for that module will be shown. You can tell they are placeholders as they have a dotted border around them.

Adding content to a placeholder with Drag and Drop
  • Unit Builder add to placeholders 2Click on an object in the Add Content to create content directly within the Unit builder area.
  • A pop-up box will appear requesting information about the object you have chosen.
    • The information required varies depending on the object type you chose.
  • To drag and drop existing content use the Browse Tools option to scroll to specific content and drag it onto a placeholder
    • Placeholders restrict the type of content that can be dragged onto them. For example, you can only drag a Discussion onto the Discussion placeholder.

Adding content to a File placeholder

In addition to the Drag and Drop method (above) you can also upload files from your computer into a File placeholder

  • Unit Builder add to placeholders 3Click on the File placeholder
  • From the menu to the right click on Add File
  • A pop-up box will appear
    • Select My Computer
    • Either drag and drop a file from your computer or click the Upload button to find one.
    • Click Add

Unit Builder add to placeholders 5Any placeholders you have converted into content will now be show with a darker background and without a dotted border.

  • Click Content to close the Unit Builder