27 August 2012

Editing Files Uploaded as Topics

There are two file characteristics you can change once a file has been uploaded as a topic in the content area (i.e., if you chose the "Upload New File" option after clicking the button to add a new topic):
  1. The name of the link in the content area (what students click on to view the file from their perspective in the content area) To do this, click the edit icon for this item when you are on the Manage Content page.
  2. The name of the file in the Manage Files area (students do not see the name of the file until they download it) To do this, click the rename icon when you are on the Manage Files page.
Changing the content of a file can only be done on your local computer. If you do not have access to the original file (the one you uploaded when you created the topic), you can download the file from your course offering, edit it on your local computer, and then upload it to your Manage Files area. If you do not change the name of the file while editing on your local computer, you will be prompted to replace the file on the server when you upload it. To do this, click on the upload icon when you are on the Manage files page.

1 comment:

Drew Carlson said...

Thanks for the update on this, Greg. I learned this myself, but your explanation makes this less confusing that it was when I first encountered it!