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How do I add a file from the Resources folder to a page in Lessons?

Instructors can add links to files stored in Resources, such as articles and presentations, to a page in Lessons. Direct links to files in Resources will give students easier access to relevant files from within Lessons.

Once you have added a link, you can follow the steps to adjust the properties of the link in the Edit a link to a Resources file section below.

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.

In the window that pops up, select Add Content Links.

View the files in Resources.

Select the select existing files from Resources link to view a list of files stored in Resources.

Select the file.

In the Actions column, choose Select in the row of the file you would like to embed. If you would like to choose a file from another site, select the Show other sites link.

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.

Edit a link to a Resources 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. Edit the link text in the Item Name field.
  2. Enter a description of the file in the Item Description field. This description will appear below the link text on the page.
  3. To change the file that this link opens, select Change File or URL. Follow the steps in the sections above to select a new file.
  4. Select the Open item in a new window checkbox to have the link open in a new browser window.
  5. Select a number from the Indent level dropdown menu to set the indent level of the link on the page in Lessons.
  6. Enter a CSS class in the Custom CSS class field to customize the formatting of the link. For more information about using custom CSS in Lessons, see How do I customize the look and feel of pages in Lessons?
  7. To prevent the release of the link 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?
  8. Select Require This Item to require that students open the web link before they can access items below it that require prerequisites.
  9. Release this link 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 link.
  10. Select Update Item.