Computer Files

File uploads are content files that you upload from your computer into lessons within your course. You can upload most any file, including:

  • Microsoft Office files (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, etc.)
  • PDFs
  • Images (.jpg, .gif, .png)
  • Zip files
  • And others such as .xml, .odt, .rtf, .epub, .mp4, .txt

Note

Please note, only PDFs will display within the application itself. Learners can read PDF files within the course and add comments and notes. All other file types will have to be downloaded by learners for off-platform viewing. Learners will need the appropriate software to open the file.

Add File

In order to add a file to your lesson:

  1. Navigate to the Lessons page.

  2. Click “Start Editing” in the bottom right-hand corner.

  3. While in Edit Mode, click on “+Add Content” in the section you want to place the file.

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    Warning

    Please note, if you don’t see “+Add Content” you need to first add a section to the lesson.

  4. Select “Upload a File” in the “Choose a content type” window.

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  5. Add a file one of two ways:

    • Click and drag a file from anywhere on your computer to the uploader.

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    • Or, click on the “Choose File” button and select the blue “Upload” button to browse your files.

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      Once you’ve uploaded your file, select the file. Click “Place” to choose the file for your lesson.

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  6. Add information that learners can see about the file.

    • File title (required)
    • File author (optional)
    • File description (optional)
    • File thumbnail image (optional)
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    Note

    You can change the thumbnail image displayed for the file by clicking on the default image, then browsing your computer file manager for the desired image.

  7. Click “Add to Lesson” to save your edits and place the file in your course.

Edit File

To edit file thumbnail, title, author, or description:

  1. While in Edit Mode, click on “+Add Content” in the section you want to edit.

  2. Click “Edit” on the content.

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  3. Make necessary edits.

    • The section where the file is placed
    • The relative position of the file within the section
    • File title (required information)
    • File author (optional)
    • File description (optional)
    • File thumbnail image
    • You can also delete the file. (Please note: if you delete a link, you cannot undo this deletion. It is a permanent action.)
  4. Click “Save.”

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Note

If you want to edit the file itself, please open the file from your computer files and edit on the appropriate software on your computer (e.g., Microsoft Word). Then, remove the old content, and upload the updated version.

Delete File

To permanently delete files:

  1. Navigate to the “Lessons” tab.

  2. Click on the “Start Editing” button in the bottom right-hand corner.

  3. Click “Add Content” in any section.

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  4. Select “Upload a File.”

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  5. Select “Choose File.”

  6. Click on the file.

  7. Click “Delete” in the menu above.

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  8. Confirm deletion.

To remove files from a lesson:

  1. Navigate to the “Lessons” tab.

  2. Click on the “Start Editing” button in the bottom right-hand corner.

  3. Click on the “x” button on the content.

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  4. Confirm removal.

Note

Removing content from your lesson will not necessarily delete it permanently from your course. All types, with the exception of an external link, will remain in your course resources ready for placement in a lesson even if removed from a lesson.