Importing Content: Web Sites or Pages created via PowerPoint
Importing PowerPoint Presentations
TIP: If you are looking to simply add a PowerPoint presentation to your course for students to download, use the Add File button on the Homepage, a folder page, or learning module.
There are two ways that you can import web sites or pages that were created by using PowerPoint® presentation graphics program:
You can import the web sites or pages as a zip file or single HTML files.
- You can import the web sites or pages as learning modules. Each HTML page becomes an HTML file in the learning module's table of contents. The instructions for importing PowerPoint® presentations as learning modules are described below.
To import PowerPoint presentations as learning modules, they must first be saved in Microsoft LRN (Learning Resource iNterchange) format. Then, the resulting files must be saved in a single zip file.
After the PowerPoint presentation are imported, you can create links to them on content folders in the Course Content tool.
Step 1: Ensure the presentation is saved in LRN format in a single zip file on your local computer, on an accessible network drive, or in the course system
Step 2: Do one of the following:
If you are on the Manage Course screen, go to step 3.
- To navigate to the Manage Course screen, under Designer Tools, click Manage Course. The Manage Course screen appears.
Step 3: Click Import. The Content Browser pop-up window appears.
Step 4: Do one of the following:
If the zip file you want to import is on your local computer or on an accessible network drive:
- Click the My Computer icon. Your computer's file browser or the Upload Files from Your Computer screen appears.
Locate and select the zip file.
- If the zip file you want to import is in the course File Manager, locate and select the zip file.
The Content Import in Progress screen appears, listing details of the import in progress.
Step 5: After the content package finishes importing, if you want to view a log that contains details about the import process:
Click View Import Log. The Import Log pop-up window appears.
- When you are finished viewing the import log, click Close. The Import Log pop-up window closes.
Step 6: Click Return.
The Course Content Home screen appears and the web site or pages are added as a learning module to the Learning Module tool. Note: All imported files are stored in the File Manager in a folder called Imported_Resources. A file called Content Import Log was created when the Dreamweaver content was imported. This file describes what happened to the content after it was imported. For more information, see Viewing the Content Import Log.
Step 7: To go to the learning module:
Under Course Tools, click Learning Modules. The Learning Modules screen appears, displaying a list of learning modules in the tool.
- Locate the imported learning module and click its title.
Note: You can create links to learning modules on folders in the Course Content tool. For more information, see Linking Learning Modules to Content Folders.