File: **How do I add files to my course, such as a Word or Powerpoint file?
The Add File feature allows you to add files, such as your syllabus and lecture notes, to your course site. Files can be uploaded in their original format (such as .doc or .ppt documents) and when students click on the link created, the files are downloaded to the student's computer (may open in browser depending on the browser and the computer setup). HTML or web supported graphic files (such as .jpg or .gif) can also be added and viewed directly within the course page.
To accommodate users of both Macs and PCs, all files should have a three letter file extension (such as .doc or .htm), which designates its file type. To prevent conflicts, file names should contain no spaces or special character except the underscore (_) and only one period before the file extension (ex: HomeWorkOne.doc).
- For non-html documents, such as .doc or .ppt files, Internet Explorer security settings may block the opening of the file. Modifying the security settings will resolve this issue. Click here for instructions: http://webcampus.unlv.edu/browser
You can also import certain content into a Learning Module. This includes web sites and pages created using Dreamweaver® software or the Frontpage® web site creation and management tool, as well as Pesentations created using the PowerPoint® presentation graphics program. See the Manage Course folder in this knowledge base for details about importing content into a course.
Role(s) Needed: These instructions apply to Section-level Designers.
Step 1: Click on the Build tab.
Step 2: Decide where to place the file in your course:
The top-level page, or folder, is Home:
To create a sub-folder to place the file into, click the Create Folder... button, title it, and save it. Click on the folder link to go into that folder.
- To create a Learning Module to place the file into, see the folder Learning Modules in this knowledge base for details on creating and working with this method of organizing course content.
Step 3: Click the Add File button, then Browse for Files.
Step 4: In the Content Browser window,
If you already uploaded the file to your course, click on Class Files, select your file, and click Ok.
If your file has not yet been uploaded, click My Computer.
NOTE: If the My Computer icon does not appear (you may see a red X), see alternative at the end of this article for instructions.
Step 5: Select a file on your computer and click Open.
TIP: You can select multiple files to upload at once. As long as the files are in the same folder, hold down the Ctrl key as you select each file.
A status bar will show the progress of the files being uploaded.
Once your file(s) have finished uploading, the Home page or folder will refresh with a link to each file added.
Students will click on a link to access the file. Click the Student View tab to test how this link/file will behave. Note: For non-html documents, such as .doc or .ppt files, Internet Explorer security settings may block the opening of the file. Modifying the security settings will resolve this issue. Click here for instructions: http://webcampus.unlv.edu/browser
Alternative to My Computer in Content Browser window
If the My Computer icon does not appear (you may see a red X) in the Content Browser, you need to get Java. Reference the articles on Java in this knowledge base for further details. The workaround, until you install Java, is to click the area below the Class Files image (where the My Computer icon would appear). Then select the link Click here to select files individually
Click the Browse button to upload a file from your computer. Each Browse button can be used to upload a single file from your computer:
Click OK when finished. Once your file(s) have finished uploading, the Home page, sub-folder, or Learning Module will refresh with a link to each file added.
If you have any further questions, please contact us for support. Thank you.
- WebCampus Support