An activity is a general name for a group of features in a course. Usually an activity is something that a student will do that interacts with other students and or the teacher. There are 14 different types of activities that can be found when editing is turned on and the link 'Add an activity or resource' is clicked.
Course sections may be moved by drag and drop and sections added or removed by clicking the + or - underneath the bottom section.
Discussion activities allow participants to discuss a variety of topics with their instructor and/or classmates at any time. Participants can type responses, attach files, emails, record voice responses or video.
Chat activities allow users to have real-time synchronous discussions.
Quiz activities allow instructors to design and set quiz tests, which may be automatically marked and feedback and/or to correct answers shown.
Ebooks allow instructors to create custom online text books for their students. Instructors can include video, attachments, recording and links to sites within each EBook. They can also jump to chapters without navigating through each chapter.
Calendars allow instructors to create course reminders and notifications for due dates and other activities within the course.