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How do I embed and edit a PDF on a page in Lessons?

You can embed PDF files on a page in Lessons to allow site participants to view documents, such as research articles, diagrams, or reports, without having to leave the page.

There are three ways you can embed a PDF on a page in Lessons:

To adjust the properties of an embedded file, you can edit the embedded PDF.

Embed a PDF file from a computer.

Go to Lessons.

Select the Title of the page (e.g., Lessons, Activities, Week: 1) from the Tool Menu in your site.

Select Add Content.

Select Embed content on page.

In the window that pops up, select Embed content on page. 

Upload the PDF.

  1. Select Choose Files to browse for and open a file.
  2. Select Save to embed the content on the page.

Embed a PDF file from Resources.

Go to Lessons.

Select the Title of the page (e.g., Lessons, Activities, Week: 1) from the Tool Menu in your site.

Select Add Content.

Select Embed content on page.

In the window that pops up, select Embed content on page. 

Choose to select a file from Resources.

Select the Or select existing files from Resources link.

Select a file.

In the Actions column, choose Select in the row of the file you would like to embed.

Confirm the file you will embed.

  1. The name of the file to embed appears in the Items to attach column.
  2. Remove any file that you would not like to add to your page by selecting Remove in the same row as the file name.
  3. Select Continue to embed the file.

Tip: You may embed more than one file on your page at once by using the Select button for each file.

Embed a PDF file from a web link or URL.

Go to Lessons.

Select the Title of the page (e.g., Lessons, Activities, Week: 1) from the Tool Menu in your site.

Select Add Content.

Select Embed content on page.

In the window that pops up, select Embed content on page. 

Enter the link to the PDF file.

  1. Enter the content link into the URL field.
  2. Select Save.

Edit an embedded PDF file.

Go to Lessons.

Select the Title of the page (e.g., Lessons, Activities, Week: 1) from the Tool Menu in your site.

Select Edit.

To edit embedded content, select the pencil and paper (Edit) icon to the right of the content.

Adjust the embedded file properties.

  1. Enter a width and height in pixels (px), such as "600", to adjust the size of the frame of the embedded PDF.
  2. Enter a description of the PDF file in the Item Description field. This description will appear below the embedded PDF on the page.
  3. To change the file that is embedded, select Change File or URL. Follow the steps in the sections above to select a new file.
  4. Release this file to specific groups in your site by selecting Edit the groups for which this item should be shown. In the list of groups that appears, select the checkbox next to each group that should see the PDF.
  5. To prevent the release of the PDF file until all required items above it have been completed, select Don't Release Item Until All Prerequisites are Completed. For more information, see How do I ensure that lesson items are completed in a particular order?
  6. Select Update Item.