30-100 File dialog


The course element File dialog is a variation of the course element Forum (for further information regarding the Forum see HelpCard 30-050). Contrary to the conventional forum, documents will be uploaded here (for example academic articles, graphics etc.) that then function as a basis for a discussion.

Important Steps

  1. Open your course via Authoring.
  2. Click onto Administration and then onto Course editor. The Course editor opens up.
  3. Choose Insert course elements in the upper left-hand corner and under Communication and collaboration the course element File dialog. The course element has been added to the course structure and can (if necessary) be moved to a different place via Drag&Drop. Alternatively it is possible to add course elements with the Quick-Add function in the yellow-lined menu on top of the course: Insert the name of the course element into the Quick-Add bar and push the Enter button.
  4. Fill in the title shown in the course structure under Title in the tab Title and description and, if desired, fill in the Description. Click onto Insert additional information to add Objectives, instructions or instructions for the coach. In Addition to this, you can Set a link for this course element by clicking onto the blue text and copying the predefined link. Save your changes.
  5. In the tabs Visibility and Access or Learning path you can, if desired, regulate the visibility and the access to the course elements:
    • If your course is a Conventional course, you will find more detailed information in HelpCard 10-030.
    • If your course is a Learning path course, you will find more detailed information in HelpCard 10-031.
  6. In the tab Layout you can change the layout of course elements. You can add background images to course elements or change the font colour. How to do this you will find in HelpCard 10-033 Layout.
  7. In the tab Files you can upload or delete documents that you would like to be discussed in the forum later. This option is also available in the course element in course view.
  8. In the tab Configuration you can determine what user rights (Upload files, Create forum posts) you would like to allow whom in your course.
  9. Click onto the red X in the upper right-hand corner to close the Course editor. To publish these changes, choose the option Yes, automatically (for further information about the publishing of course contents see HelpCard 10-020). The course view has been adjusted to include any changes made.
  10. Click onto the course element File dialog. You will now see a list of already uploaded documents. Moreover you will have the option of uploading more documents, copy or delete already existing documents here.
  11. Click onto Show to the right of the desired document and then onto Open new topic in order to open up a discussion for this document in particular. A new window opens up. Fill in a title and a forum entry and choose Save. The window closes. Click onto Back to get back to the document list.
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