Add Content Wizard

An assignment may have introductory content material (e.g., an image or a QuickTime movie with follow-up questions about that content) or a question within an assignment may be based on some content material . Use this wizard to add content to an assignment or to a question with an assignment.

Add Content to an Assignment

Quick Quiz, Quick Paper Submission Assignment, or Off-Line Assignment Listing

On the Admin Assigments page, click the Edit link next to an assignment. This will bring you to the Edit Assignment page. Click the Add Content to Assignment link within the Content/Media for Assignment section to access this wizard

Standard Multi-Part Assignment

On the Admin Assigments page, click the Edit link next to an assignment. This will bring you to the Edit Assignment page. Click the Edit link to the right of the assignment part to which you wish to link content. This will bring you to the Edit Part page. Click the Add Content to Part link within the Content/Media for Part section to access the this wizard.

Add Content to a Question within an Assignment

Adding content to a question is only available to Standard Multi-Part or Quick Quiz Assignment

Standard Multi-Part Assignment

On the Admin Assigments page, click the Edit link next to an assignment. This will bring you to the Edit Assignment page. Click the Edit link to the right of the assignment part to which you wish to link content. This will bring you to the Edit Part page. Click the Edit to the right of a question. This will bring you to the Edit Question page. Click the Add Content to Question link to access this wizard.

Quick Quiz Assignment

On the Admin Assigments page, click the Edit link next to an assignment. This will bring you to the Edit Assignment page. Click the Edit to the right of a question. This will bring you to the Edit Question page. Click the Add Content to Question link to access this wizard.

Step 1

There are 3 ways to add content to an assignment or to a question within an assignment.

Upload a file from your computer: This is the quickest and easiest method. Click the Browse button. A window will appear that allows you to search your computer. Find your file, then click Open. Click Next to advance to Step 2 in the wizard. Click Cancel to exit the wizard without making any changes.

Link to a URL: This method allows you to link to a Web page. Type in the complete URL including http://. The best way to enter a URL is to copy and paste the information from a second browser. Note: Click Next to advance to Step 2 in the wizard. Click Cancel to exit the wizard without making any changes.

Link to content previously added to this course: This method allows you to select from a list of files that you have previously added to your course. Click Next to advance to the next step in the wizard, Step 2. Click Cancel to exit the wizard without making any changes.

Step 2

If you selected Upload a file from your computer or Link to a URL:

Select one of the options that describes the copyright status of the content you are adding or linking to your course. Click Next to advance to Step 3. Click Prev to go back to Step 1 and make changes. Click Cancel to exit without making any changes.

If you selected Link to content previously added to this course

Select the file to which you wish to link. Click Next to advance to Step 3. Click Prev to go back to Step 1 and make changes. Click Cancel to exit without making any changes.

Step 3

Enter the title of your file. It is optional to enter information in the description and author fields.

From the drop-down menu, select the file format. The file format describes the functional or representational type of the document. File type choices were submitted by faculty and cover many types of material. If your content materials do not fit one of these types, select Unknown from the drop-down menu. In many cases the file format (e.g. PDF, HTML) will be automatically listed for a file. If not, you will have to select the file format.

If you selected Link to content previously added to this course, title and file format information are automatically populated.

Click Save to save changes made up to and including this step and exit the wizard. Click Next to advance to Step 4 of the wizard. Click Prev to go back to Step 2 and make changes. Click Cancel to exit the wizard without making any changes.

Step 4

If you are adding a Quicktime movie, you need to specify the width and height in pixels. The default size, if not specified, is a 300 x 300 pane.

Otherwise, ignore this step. Click Save to save and post the content link on either the Edit Assignment or Edit Part page. Click Next to advance to Step 5 of the wizard. Click Prev to go back to Step 3 and make changes. Click Cancel to exit the wizard without making any changes.

Step 5

Preview how the content link will appear to your students. Click the name of the file to check if it is the correct file. Click Save to save and post the content link on either the Edit Assignment or Edit Part page. Click Prev to go back to Step 4 and make changes. Click Cancel to exit the wizard without making any changes.

Step 6

In the final wizard screen, CourseWork reports that you have successfully added content to an assignment or to a question within an assignment. Click OK to exit the wizard. Click Add Another to repeat the process if you have more than one file to add.


Updated: November 3, 2003 by
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