The 'Database Tool' provides a way for you or your students to collect and share a selection of online items, for instance images or documents. You can think creatively about what resources you could share in this way, but also what you could ask your students to collect, share or reflect on.

It allows the tutor and/or students to build, display and search a collection of entries (i.e. records). The structure of the entries is defined as a number of fields. Field types can include text and numbers, URLs, images, uploaded files and other more advanced fields such as checkboxes, radio buttons, dropdown menus, etc. You can also use the database templates.

It is probably best to plan the idea out on paper for your data collection before starting on myCourse. What are the fields of information you are trying to build and what field types? How will this lay out?

Please note: This is an advanced tool. If you are interested in setting up a database, please contact Learning Technologies on to discuss your requirements.