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==Upload-Download Multiple Resources==
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==Add Web Links (URLs)==
==Add Web Links (URLs)==

Revision as of 14:54, 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.

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

Edit a Folder

To change any of the details of the folder, click Actions and Edit Details beside the folder name.

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

Create an HTML file

Creating files using the Content Editor within Sakai makes for easy editing of the files in the future. Also, students can view the files online without having to open or save the files. You can also create relative links that won't break when content is moved from one semester to the next. You can quickly cut and paste from MS Word to transfer your Word documents into HTML.

Beside the folder to which you want to upload files:

  1. Click Add
  2. Click Create HTML Page
  3. Use the Content Editor to compose your document.
  4. Click Continue
  5. Provide a Name for the file.
    1. Add description and availability information if desired.
  6. Click Finish

Edit an HTML File

To edit an HTML file, click Actions and Edit Content beside the name of the file.

Upload-Download Multiple Resources

Add Web Links (URLs)

You can add Web Links as well as files to your Resources.

Beside the folder to which you want to add a Web Link:

  1. Click Add
  2. Click Add Web Links (URLs)
  3. "Web Address (URL)" - Copy the URL from the website that you want to link to and paste it in this box.
  4. "Website Name" - Enter a name for this link
    1. Click Add details for this item if you want to add a description, set special permission and/or availability dates.
  5. Click Add Another Web Link or Add Web Links Now

Edit a Web Link

To edit a Web Link, click Actions and Edit Content beside the name of the Web Link.

Move Content

You can move files and Web Links into folders and from one folder to another.

To move an individual item:

  1. Click Actions and Move beside the name of the item.
  2. The "move" Resources-move.pngicon will appear beside each folder. Click the "move" icon to place the item in that folder.

To move multiple items:

  1. Check the box beside each item you want to move and click Move at the top of the screen.
  2. The "move" Resources-move.png icon will appear beside each folder. Click the "move" icon to place the items in that folder.

Reorder Content

Files, Folders and Web Links are, by default, in alphabetical order. If you want to change the order of those files:

  1. Click Actions and Reorder beside the name of the folder you want to reorder.
    1. You may use the up and down arrows in the left margin to move a file where you want it in the list, or
    2. You may use the "Position" column at the far right margin to reorder the entire list. Choose the position number from the drop-down menu for each file in the folder.
  2. Click Save


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