Preparing and Adding Content to eClass
Article Last Updated May 2018
Generally, there are two ways to add content to a course: creating new 'Page' resources (HTML files with content added directly to eClass) and uploading existing documents as 'File' resources.
We recommend using HTML (Page resources) for content that you would need to update online regularly. These are easily entered online using the built-in eClass editor and can also be printed off by students. File resources would be a good choice if you already have a lot of documents created. File resources cannot be edited online so you must upload new versions of the files each time you make changes.
Both these resource types are available in editing mode through the Add an activity or resource button.
Detailed instructions for adding pages can be found here.
When you are adding resource content within eClass using the standard editor, ensure that you click the top left icon to show the full range of editing icons available as in the image below. The editor features most of the standard editing options.
You can also copy and paste content into this editor. Most formatting will not be copied - the only formatting preserved should be bold, italic, and underlined text.
If you want to upload existing files (as File resources), we recommend that they be in PDF format. PDF files open automatically in the browser and cause fewer problems and less confusion. Existing PDF files can be added by drag-and-drop from your desktop or another folder - see the following article: Adding Files.
When dragging and dropping files into the files area (see screenshots in Adding files article), ensure that you have the correct file format and the desired file name. eClass will attempt to detect the file type but if it is not explicit, it may identify the file type incorrectly which can cause users problems when viewing or downloading.
Once added to your course, if you need to edit file information such as the name, license information or view file size and date, open editing by click on Edit > Edit settings on the right of the resource.
Then click on the file icon in the Content area.
Make required changes in the popup dialogue, and click update to save your changes.