I'm designing a course that will be mostly self paced with little teacher involvement. Probably about 6 units/topics.
The majority of the material students need to study is on an external website. Perhaps 30-40 links.
I want to be able to provide some context for each link (meaning information in written form). I also want students to be able to tick off each link as they read it.
At first I thought I would use the book resource so I could have a page introducing a link and then have the link at the bottom of the book page. Each book would be including about 4-5 pages like this.
But... There is no way for students to keep track of where they are in the book. To me this is a mind boggling shortcoming of the book resource. Bookmarks are not new technology! Anyhow, for that reason, I feel like the book is quite useless if the students need to keep track of what they have read.
So I thought about using the Link resource and including my intro/context in the description of the link. That would allow students to check off what they have read. If I wanted to give a general intro to a topic, I could have a page resource at the top of the list of activities.
Is this the best way to do this, keeping in mind that I want students to tick off the links as they read them?