File Manager: *Overview
You can use File Manager to create and store files used in your online courses. You can use these files for course design activities such as creating HTML files, attaching files to assignments, or creating a syllabus.
To access File Manager, you must be enrolled as a Section Designer. From the Build tab, select File Manager on the Designer Tools menu.
Each course has its own File Manager and is used for the following tasks:
Locating and Viewing Files and Folders
To locate and view files and folders, you use the folder tree in the left frame and the list view in the content display area at the center of the screen. The breadcrumbs, at the top of the screen, display your current location in the course.
To preview files, click their titles. You can also set the number of items listed on one page via the Paging Preferences icon in the lower right, sort by a column, or filter by file type.
Creating and Editing Files and Folders
You can create and edit HTML files by hand-coding HTML or using the HTML Creator, which looks like Microsoft Word. For each file, you can create links to media files or glossary definitions stored in Media Library. To organize files, you can create folders.
Files use a default character set selected by the online course system administrator but you can declare unique character sets for individual files.
Managing Files and Folders
You can manage files and folders by copying, moving, downloading, zipping, and deleting them. You can also get (or upload) files from another location, including your computer, and bring them to your current location.
Creating WebDAV Folders
You can use WebDAV (World Wide Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning) folders to access and manage course files and folders from your computer without logging in to the course itself. Through Web Folders, you can drag and drop large numbers of files from your computer directly into your course's File Manager. Any changes you make in WebDAV folders are reflected in your course File Manager. For more information about the WebDAV protocol, see http://www.webdav.org.