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Written Instructions

  • Click on Content from the Navigation.
  • Click the Manage Content tab underneath the navigation bar.
  • Click Add Content.
  • Click on New File.
  • NOTE: Before a topic can be created, there must be a module in which to store the topic, for information on creating modules, click here.
  • A form will be displayed, complete the necessary fields:
    • Parent Module: Use the dropdown to select the module under which this topic should be located.
    • Title: Give this topic a name. (Common topic titles include Syllabus, Readings, Assignments)
    • Short Title: This is optional and not necessary, but may be prudent depending on the length of your original title.
    • Content: The content box is the place for the actual information. You can type information directly into this box or you can copy and paste it from MS Word or other text editing program.
    • NOTE: If you choose to copy and paste, it is recommended that the Paste From Word button (located on the Advanced tab) is used. This button will display a pop-up box in which you can paste your text. The goal of the feature is to strip off much of the invisible formatting that exists in MS Word.
  • If desired, continue through the rest of the tabs available for adding a new file:
    • Properties tab: Enter a Title in the space provided. Short Title (optional): This is only necessary if you have a very long Title, in most situations it can be ignored.  
    • Restrictions tab: Hiding the Topic or having an availability date are possible options.  If none of these options are selected, the module will be seen as soon as Save and Close is selected. 
    • Comments tab: Optional and only for instructor use to have any additional information for himself/herself.
    • Objectives tab: Please disregard this tab.
  • Click the Save button.
  • If desired, click the Manage Content button towards the top of the page and verify the content appears as you desire. 
  • WARNING: Users may have problems transferring Rich Text formatting from Word to HTML. If so, alternate instructions are available that will help maintain formats.

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