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Upload Readings and Documents

Instructors can add readings, instruction documents, and other files to their LATTE courses by "Adding a Resource."

Add a Resource (Readings & Documents)

Step 1: Click the "Turn Editing On" button on the upper right side of your course homepage. 

Step 2: Click the Add an Activity or Resource link within the topic section you would like to create a resource.

Step 3: Select File from the Resources menu.

Step 4: Enter a name and description for the selected resource. On the Edit page, drag the files from your computer's file menu into the box with the arrow.  (Skip steps 5 and 6)

                Or you may click the Add...  button to find them manually.  (Proceed to steps 5 and 6)

Step 5: Select the Add... button.

Step 6: You will see an Upload a file link on the left side of the box that just popped up. Click the link and then click on Choose File in the new menu that appears.

Step 7: Select Save and return to course.

Note: There is no longer a central File Directory like there was in the previous version of LATTE.  Now files are stored directly in the topic section that you save them.

Window Options

You can choose to open a new window to display any resource you have uploaded.

To Display a Resource in a New Window:

Step 1: While adding your resource, click the Appearance Tab to see the above options.

Step 2: Select the drop down menu next to Display and choose the way you would like the resource to open for people who click on it.

Step 3: Select the options for the window:

This setting, together with the file type and whether the browser allows embedding, determines how the file is displayed.  Options may include:

  • Automatic - The best display option for the file type is selected automatically
  • Embed - The file is displayed within the page below the navigation bar together with the file description and any blocks.
    • Note - This may not work with every file type.
  • Force Download - The user is prompted to download the file
  • Open - Only the file is displayed in the browser window
  • In pop-up - The file is displayed in a new browser window without menus or an address bar
  • In frame - The file is displayed within a frame below the navigation bar and file description
  • New window - The file is displayed in a new browser window with menus and an address bar