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How do I upload and manage files in OnCourse?

Step-by-step guide

Strategy 1: Add Files

Choice 1: To Browse for a file

  1. Click the Add a resource drop-down menu in a topic. Select File.
  2. On the Adding a new File page, type a name and description for your file.
  3. Check the Display description on course page box if you want the description to show there. (Note that all new information added in the descriptions field increases the potential “clutter” of your course site)
  4. In the Content box, add and organize the folder content.
    1. Click Create folder to organize your files into sub-folders.
    2. Click Add to upload files from your computer; or select them from repositories in the OnCourse File Picker (see Strategies 2 and 3, later in this doc).
    3. You may also drag files from your computer, putting them in this box. After you add a file, click to rename or delete.
  5. Choose to Display folder contents, including its sub-folders (a) on a separate page; or (b) inline on the front page of the course. Check the Show sub-folders expanded box if you want the folder to display that way.
  6. Click Save and return to course (to show the course front page) or Save and display (to show only your new folder).


Choice 2: Drag a file onto the course page

  1. Open the window that contains your file on your computer.
  2. Drag the file to the desired topic/section. The file will take a few seconds to upload.



Strategy 2: Use the Recent Files Location

  1. In the area in your course where the file belongs, click to Add a File.
  2. After choosing to upload a file, the OnCourse File Picker will show.
  3. Locate the file to be used. Then select it.

  4. Confirm that the file is correct.



Strategy 3: Use the Server File Location

  1. In the area in your course where the file belongs, click to Add a File.
  2. After choosing to upload a file, the OnCourse File Picker will show.
  3. Select Server Files from the left-hand menu of options.
  4. Locate the folder that contains the file.
  5. Open the folder, and choose the file.
  6. Confirm that is the correct file.


Hints:

  • Why use files? Possibilities include sharing:
    • Note-taking formats
    • Class presentations/slidedecks
    • Draft files of software programs (e.g., Photoshop .psd), for students to edit
  • For important directions involving navigating your course, do not use files requiring downloading. Instead, consider using an OnCourse page.
  • To manage file properties, click a file when adding or editing content or when using your private files to access the file properties.
    • Delete: Click to remove the file from the folder.
    • Download: The file is downloaded to the user's desktop.
    • Name: Type a new name.
    • Choose license: Change the license type from All rights reserved to Public domain or Creative Commons.
    • Path: Use to move to file into a different folder or subfolder.

Resources:

Short URL to this page: https://answers.fredonia.edu/x/GAC1


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