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Add Content

In addtion to the predefined content areas, instructor can add content areas in diffderent names.

Select a "Content Area" from within the Control Panel:
Click on the content type you'd like to add:
You can simply add Item, Folder, External link, Course Link, or Test (deploy a test) by clicking one of the following icons.
adding items

or you can select other types of content from the drop-down menu on the right hand side of the add on windows.
adding types

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Add Item

  1. Click Add Item icon
  2. Enter the content name or select a name from the dropdown menu.
  3. Choose the color of the name if desired.
  4. Enter content in the "text" window and format the text as desired.
  5. Attach files to the content as needed.
    For example, if the content relates to a particular lecture, you can attach a file of the lecture slides.
  6. Determine if you want to:
    -- Make the content available at this time.
    -- Add offline content.
    -- Track the number of views.
    -- Add metadata.
    -- Restrict the content visibility to certain dates.
  7. Click "Submit" to complete the process.

Add Folder

If you have several items you would like to have grouped together, or organize course materials by weeks or chapters, you may want to create a folder to put them in.

For example, if you have several items regarding a course project, you could create a "Course Project" folder, and have the readings, slides, assignment details, etc. in this folder.

  1. Click Add Folder icon
  2. Enter the folder name.
  3. Select the color and enter a description in the text window
  4. Determine if you want to
    -- make the folder visible and/or choose date restrictions (if any).
    -- Add metadata.
    -- Restrict the content visibility to certain dates.
  5. Click "Submit" to complete the process.

Once the folder is created, click on the folder to open it and then add content inside it.


Add External Link

If there is a website you wish the students to visit, you can opt to create an external link.

  1. Click Add Folder icon
  2. Enter the name of the link, the full URL, you may want to copy the URL from the actual Web site
  3. provide a brief description so that your students know what the link is.
  4. You can also attach files to the external link.
  5. Select link options:
    -- Make it visible.
    -- Launch in an external window.
    -- Track the number of views.
    -- Add metadata.
    -- Choose date restrictions
  6. Click "Submit" to complete the process.

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