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How do I attach files from My Resources to submissions in my other sites?

You can attach items from My Resources in your Home site to any location in another site where you have permission to add attachments.  For example, you may attach a file stored in My Resources to an assignment or forum post in one of your course sites.

This article will demonstrate attaching a file from My Resources to an assignment.

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Step-by-Step Instructions

Go to Home.

When you first log into UVACollab, you are placed in your Home site.  If you are viewing another UVACollab site, select the Home tab in the favorites bar at the top of the screen, or in your My Sites list, to access it.

Upload item(s) to My Resources.

For information on uploading files to My Resources, see What is My Resources in Home? and How do I upload files to Resources or File Drop?

Select the site with the assignment to submit.

Go to the tool where the assignment is located.

Select the tool where you will submit the file, for example, Assignments, from the Tool Menu in your site.

Access the item where you want to submit the file.

Select the item where you will attach the file, for example, the title of an assignment.

Use the button to select files from workspace or site.

Under Attachments, click the button or select files from workspace or site.

Attach a copy of the desired file.

An Add Attachments window will pop up to allow you to attach a file.  Under Select a resource, folders and files within your Home site's My Resources will display by default.  To select a file:

  1. If the file to attach is located within a folder, select the folder (Open this folder) icon to display the file.
  2. Under the Actions column to the right of the file you want to attach, select the Attach a copy link.

View items to attach.

Confirm attaching selected file(s).

The name of your selected file will appear under Items to attach.  A Remove link will also be available; you can select this link if you decide not to attach the selected file.

Note: Depending on how the assignment you are submitting is configured, you may be able to attach an additional file by choosing Attach a copy beside another file.

Select Continue.

The file is attached.

A link to your file will be displayed under Attachments, along with the file's size, the date and time it was uploaded, and a Remove link to remove it if you decide you do not want to submit it.

Save or submit the assignment.

Don't forget to select Submit when you are ready to submit the assignment, or Save Draft if you would like to continue working on it; otherwise the attachment will not be saved!