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==Add Folders to Resources==
==Add Folders to Resources==
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You may create folder to aid in organizing the content you add to Resources.  To create a new folder,
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You may create folders to aid in organizing the content you add to Resources.  The best practice is to decide on a folder structure for your files before you begin to add files.  Though you can easily move files to different folders, if you have created links in the course to any of those files, the links will break if you move the file. 
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'''NOTE:''' When you add files to Resources, by default they are listed in alphabetical order.  You may reorder them into any order you choose.  If those files are in a folder that you created, they will maintain the order you chose from one semester to the next.  If those files are in the main course folder, they will revert to alphabetical order when you import your content to a new course in a future semester.
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To create a new folder:
# Click '''Resources''' in the left menu bar.
# Click '''Resources''' in the left menu bar.
# Beside the main folder for your course (will be called 'Name of Course' Resources), click '''Add'''
# Beside the main folder for your course (will be called 'Name of Course' Resources), click '''Add'''
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# Click '''Create Folders'''
# Click '''Create Folders'''
# "Folder Name" - enter a name for the folder.
# "Folder Name" - enter a name for the folder.
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## Click '''Add details for this item''' if you want to add a description, set special permissions, availability dates, etc.
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## Click '''Add details for this item''' if you want to add a description, set special permissions and/or availability dates.
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##* "Description" - this is for the instructor use only.  It does not appear to the students.
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##* "Description" - The description appears to students only if they click "Actions" beside the folder.
##* "Availability and Access" - Who will be able to see this content?
##* "Availability and Access" - Who will be able to see this content?
##** By default, all members of this site can see the folder and its contents.
##** By default, all members of this site can see the folder and its contents.
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##** If you have created groups in your course, a third option will be available to assign this folder and its content to specific group(s).  When you choose this option, a list of all your groups appears so that you can choose which one(s) get access to the folder.
##** If you have created groups in your course, a third option will be available to assign this folder and its content to specific group(s).  When you choose this option, a list of all your groups appears so that you can choose which one(s) get access to the folder.
##* When will the folder be accessible?  Set the dates for when the participants will be able to see the content, OR select "Hide this folder and its contents" to hide this folder from participants.  '''NOTE:''' If you hide the folder, you cannot link to these files anywhere in the course.  Students will get a "403 Error" if you link to a file that is in a hidden folder.
##* When will the folder be accessible?  Set the dates for when the participants will be able to see the content, OR select "Hide this folder and its contents" to hide this folder from participants.  '''NOTE:''' If you hide the folder, you cannot link to these files anywhere in the course.  Students will get a "403 Error" if you link to a file that is in a hidden folder.
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# Click '''Add Another Folder''' or '''Create Folders Now'''
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==Add Files to Resources==
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===Upload a File===
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Beside the folder to which you want to upload files:
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# Click '''Add'''
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# Click '''Upload Files'''
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# Click '''Choose File'''
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# Locate the file and double-click it.
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# "Display Name" - You  may choose a display name rather than the name of the file.  Enter your display name in the box.
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## Click '''Show details for this item''' if you want to add a description, copyright status, set special permission and/or availability dates.
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##* "Description" - The description appears to students only if they click "Actions" beside the file.
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##* "Availability and Access" - Who will be able to see this file? If the folder to which this file is being added is set to be publicly viewable or hidden, you can't set specific permissions for the files.  But if the folder to which this file is being added is left at the default "all members of this site can see the folder and its contents:
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##** By default, all members of this site can see the file.
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##** Or you may change the file so that all the content is "publicly viewable." This means that the file is accessible by anyone, not just those enrolled in the course. You may send a link to the file to an outside user and he/she will be able to see the file. The file could be found with an internet search.
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##** If you have created groups in your course, a third option will be available to assign this file to specific group(s).  When you choose this option, a list of all your groups appears so that you can choose which one(s) get access to the file.
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##* When will the file be accessible?  Set the dates for when the participants will be able to see the file, OR select "Hide this item" to hide this file from participants. '''NOTE:''' Folder settings override Files settings!
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# Click '''Add Another File''' or '''Upload Files Now'''
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From - Resuse Content in New Semester - In the original course, if you rearranged files in the root folder, those files will be returned to their alphabetical state.  If you created folders, the files within the folders will retain whatever order you gave them. You can eliminate the need to reorder files if you create a folder called "Root" and place all other folders and files within that folder.  From that point on, the files and folders will maintain the order you establish through import.
 
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Revision as of 14:01, 1 November 2010

Last updated: 11-01-2010

Contents

Overview

The Resources tool inside your course can be used in two different ways:

NOTE: Hiding the tool from students does not prevent students from accessing the Resources in other ways. You should not store sensitive documents in Resources

Go | here to read a discussion of the pros and cons of the two options.

Add Folders to Resources

You may create folders to aid in organizing the content you add to Resources. The best practice is to decide on a folder structure for your files before you begin to add files. Though you can easily move files to different folders, if you have created links in the course to any of those files, the links will break if you move the file.

NOTE: When you add files to Resources, by default they are listed in alphabetical order. You may reorder them into any order you choose. If those files are in a folder that you created, they will maintain the order you chose from one semester to the next. If those files are in the main course folder, they will revert to alphabetical order when you import your content to a new course in a future semester.

To create a new folder:

  1. Click Resources in the left menu bar.
  2. Beside the main folder for your course (will be called 'Name of Course' Resources), click Add
    • Once you have created folders, you may add folders inside those also.
  3. Click Create Folders
  4. "Folder Name" - enter a name for the folder.
    1. Click Add details for this item if you want to add a description, set special permissions and/or availability dates.
      • "Description" - The description appears to students only if they click "Actions" beside the folder.
      • "Availability and Access" - Who will be able to see this content?
        • By default, all members of this site can see the folder and its contents.
        • Or you may change the folder so that all the content is "publicly viewable." This means that the files are accessible by anyone, not just those enrolled in the course. You may send a link to the files to an outside user and he/she will be able to see the file. The files could be found with an internet search.
        • If you have created groups in your course, a third option will be available to assign this folder and its content to specific group(s). When you choose this option, a list of all your groups appears so that you can choose which one(s) get access to the folder.
      • When will the folder be accessible? Set the dates for when the participants will be able to see the content, OR select "Hide this folder and its contents" to hide this folder from participants. NOTE: If you hide the folder, you cannot link to these files anywhere in the course. Students will get a "403 Error" if you link to a file that is in a hidden folder.
  5. Click Add Another Folder or Create Folders Now

Add Files to Resources

Upload a File

Beside the folder to which you want to upload files:

  1. Click Add
  2. Click Upload Files
  3. Click Choose File
  4. Locate the file and double-click it.
  5. "Display Name" - You may choose a display name rather than the name of the file. Enter your display name in the box.
    1. Click Show details for this item if you want to add a description, copyright status, set special permission and/or availability dates.
      • "Description" - The description appears to students only if they click "Actions" beside the file.
      • "Availability and Access" - Who will be able to see this file? If the folder to which this file is being added is set to be publicly viewable or hidden, you can't set specific permissions for the files. But if the folder to which this file is being added is left at the default "all members of this site can see the folder and its contents:
        • By default, all members of this site can see the file.
        • Or you may change the file so that all the content is "publicly viewable." This means that the file is accessible by anyone, not just those enrolled in the course. You may send a link to the file to an outside user and he/she will be able to see the file. The file could be found with an internet search.
        • If you have created groups in your course, a third option will be available to assign this file to specific group(s). When you choose this option, a list of all your groups appears so that you can choose which one(s) get access to the file.
      • When will the file be accessible? Set the dates for when the participants will be able to see the file, OR select "Hide this item" to hide this file from participants. NOTE: Folder settings override Files settings!
  6. Click Add Another File or Upload Files Now



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