Build Templates with Prompt Modules, Instructions Sections, and Prompts

During the course of customizing your template, you will be able to utilize multiple tools, such as Prompt Modules, Instructions Sections, and Prompts, that can assist you in creating your desired pedagogical structure.

Prompt Modules

  • Prompt modules allow template creators to add prompts to templates. Prompts can be used to guide template users on what to include on their page, such as “reflect on your experience”, and how to do that work, such as “use video or audio for that reflection."

Add a Prompt Module

  • Click on the section to which you want to add a prompt module.
  • Click “Add Content” (1).

a template page, with a numerical guide, 1, marking 'add content'

  • Select the Prompt module (2).


  • Add instructions to the text area of the Prompt Builder (3).
  • “Prompt Type” (4) defines the types of content acceptable for response to the prompt.
    • Select “Use Preset” to use a preset prompt type.
    • Select “Customize” to select a custom set of acceptable response types.
  • When satisfied with the instructions and prompt type, click “Save” (5).

the prompt builder, with numerical guides marking the following: 3, the instructions area; 4, 'prompt type' section; 5, 'save'

  • The Prompt module will be added to the template or ePortfolio (6).

 template page, with a prompt module added

NOTE: When a user clicks on “Add Content” in a Prompt Module, the module created replaces the Prompt Module. Prompt instructions will still be available on the page (see screenshot below).

an animated screenshot in which the mouse pointer clicks on the 'add content' button inside a prompt module, and the prompt module converts to a rich text module

Edit a Prompt Module

  • Click “Settings” (1).
  • Expand “Prompt Builder” (2).
  • Click “Edit” (3).

 template page with the 'module settings' panel open; numerical guides mark the following: 1, 'settings'; 2, arrow for expanding 'prompt builder'; 3, 'edit'

  • Edit the module’s instructions or type as described above.

NOTE: Editing the look of a prompt module is also possible. Please see the following helpdesk articles for more information about modifying module background colors and images:

Instructions Sections

  • Instructions Sections (1) can guide template users using rich content and longer form instructions.
  • These instructions can be seen throughout the editing process, but will not be shown in the published version of the page.

an eportfolio page with a numerical guide, 1, marking an instructions section

    • They can be customized to include text, images, videos, or any other content that can be uploaded to an ePortfolio.
    • Any section apart from the Header section can be set as an Instruction Section.
  • To make a section an instructions section, click “Section Settings” (2).
  • Expand “Section Options” (3).
  • Toggle on “Turn Section into Instructions” (4).

an eportfolio page with the 'module settings' panel open; numerical guides mark the following: 2, 'section settings'; 3, the arrow for expanding 'section options'; 4, the 'turn section into instructions' toggle

NOTE: To edit an already-existing Instructions Section, begin by clicking “Unlock” (5).

he 'unlock' button next to an instructions section


  • Prompts (1) provide guidance as short text to template users about the section or module they are editing.

n eportfolio page, with a numerical guide, 1, marking a prompt

    • Prompts appear only during editing, not in published versions.
  • To add a prompt to a section or module, click “Settings” (2).
  • Expand “Section Options” (3)
  • Toggle on “Enable Short Text Prompt” (4).

a template page, with the 'module settings' panel open; numerical guides mark the following: 2, 'settings'; 3, the arrow for expanding 'section options'; 4, the 'enable short text prompt' toggle

  • Click “Edit” (5) to add or change text in the prompt window. (It will be on by default when you enable the text prompt.)
  • Use the prompt window controls to change the transparency of, move, or minimize the prompt window (6).

a template page with a prompt module showing; numerical guides mark the following: 5, 'edit'; 6, the prompt window controls

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