Attaching a Document
In the previous examples, you added text directly into the course by putting the content into the text editors. It is also possible to attach a link to documents included in the course. This is useful if the file already exists in a different format, or if it is important for the student to save, print, or edit the file.
Note: When files are attached to a course, students must have appropriate software to open and use the files. For example: If you attach an Excel document, students must have Excel on their computer to open the file.
In the following examples, you will attach a Word document as a link to the course.
Step 1: Click the Control Panel button.
Step 2: From the Page Editor area, choose Course Documents.
Step 3: Click Add Document.
Step 4: In the Select Document Title area, select Other.
Step 5: Type the title name: Introduction.
Step 6: Scroll down to the select options area.
Step 7: In the File to Upload area, click Browse and locate the file named Introduction.doc from the supporting documents.
Step 8: In the Name of Link to File area, type: Introduction : MS Word Document.
Note: The Special Action should remain at the default option Create a link to this file.
Step 9: Click Submit to complete the process. A receipt will appear to confirm the process.
Step 10: View the link by clicking Return to Course and then clicking Course Documents.
Step 11: Click on the link Introduction : MS Word Document to view the document. The word processing program will launch and open the file on your computer.
Note: If your computer asks if you want to Save or Open the file. Select Open.
Step 12: Close the document and return to the browser.
Note: If you are using Netscape, a portion of your browser window may appear gray. To return to the Course Document screen, click the [Top] navigation link located at the top of the screen.