Readings

Our authoring tools let you create engaging readings to place within your course lessons. Readings allow a host of features including:

  • Inline discussions and notes
  • Highlights
  • View Definitions
  • Embed videos, images, code blocks
  • Image markup
  • and more!

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Create and Place Reading

Described below are two methods to create a reading. One is optimized for immediate placement in a lesson, and the other is optimized to create a reading to place later.

 

Create & Place in 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’d like to place your reading.
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  4. Select “Reading” in the “Choose a content type” window.
  5. Click “Create Content” in the upper left-hand corner.
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  6. Add a title, author (optional), and description (optional) for your reading. You may also add a thumbnail to your reading by clicking on the blue thumbnail button. This is the image that will display on your lessons page.
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  7. Click “Add to Lesson.” This will now navigate you into the reading editing view.
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  8. Create your reading.
  9. Select the “Publish” state button in the bottom left-hand corner. Select Publish once more.
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Create and Place Later

  1. Navigate to the Lessons page.
  2. Click “Start Editing” in the bottom right-hand corner.
  3. Select the “Resources” folder at the bottom left-hand corner.
    • Note: A list view of your created readings will display. You can search for readings by name in the search field above, and view the publish state and the last modified date.
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  4. Click on “Create” in the upper right-hand corner.
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  5. Create your reading.
  6. Choose to publish or leave in draft.
    • Select the blue “Publish” button in the bottom right-hand corner to open the publish state flyout. Then, select “Publish” in the flyout in order to publish the text and make it available for placement within a lesson.
    • Or, navigate away from the reading without publishing to save it as a draft to return to later. You can find all drafted readings in your Resources folder.
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Warning: Publishing a reading only makes it available to place in a lesson. Learners cannot view the reading until it is placed within a lesson.

 

Place Reading

  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 reading.
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  4. Click “Reading” in the “Choose a content type” window.
  5. Select a reading and click “Select” in the bottom right-hand corner.
    • Note: If readings are faded and unclickable, it is still in “Draft.” You must publish the reading in order to place it in a lesson.
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  6. Add information that learners can see about the reading.
    • Reading title (required)
    • Reading author (optional)
    • Reading description (optional)
    • Reading thumbnail image (optional)
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  7. Click “Add to Lesson” to add the reading to the lesson.

 

Edit Reading

In order to edit the thumbnail, title, author, or description:

  1. Navigate to the “Lessons” tab and to the lesson with the reading.
  2. Click on the “Start Editing” button in the bottom right-hand corner.
  3. Click the “Edit” button for the reading you want to change.
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  4. Make changes. In the Edit Flyout, you can change:
    • The section where the reading is placed
    • The relative position of the reading within the section
    • Change the file that is uploaded and displayed
    • Reading title (required information)
    • Reading author (optional)
    • Reading description (optional)
    • Reading thumbnail image
    • You can remove a reading from its section, but you cannot undo this deletion. It is a permanent action. (Please note: the reading itself will still be available for placement from within your course files.)
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  5. Click “Save” to save your changes.

 

In order to edit the content of your readings:

  1. Navigate to the “Lessons” tab.
  2. Click on the “Start Editing” button in the bottom right-hand corner.
  3. In Edit Mode, click on the Resources folder in the bottom left-hand corner.
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  4. Locate your reading within the list or search to find it.
  5. Click “Edit” located to the far right of the reading title.
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  6. Edit your reading.
  7. Click “Publish Changes” and “Publish” to publish your changes.
    • Note: If you have not yet published, this button will say “Publish.” Click it to publish your reading.
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Delete Reading

To remove readings 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.

 

To permanently delete readings:

  1. Navigate to the Lessons page.
  2. Click “Start Editing” in the bottom right-hand corner.
  3. Select the “Resources” folder at the bottom left-hand corner.
  4. Select “Edit” next to the reading you wish to delete.
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  5. Click on the blue “Publish Changes” button and select “Delete.”
  6. Confirm deletion.
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