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Images & Files

Your site comes with a locker for files and links and an Image library for images. Files in your locker may be organized into folders and images into albums. These uploaded resources are available for use on any page of your site, including pages located in Mini-Sites or sub folders of your teacher site.

Accessing Resource Files

1. Navigate to your personal site from your Portal Page.

2. Click the Resource Files button located near the top right.

3. To Create an Image Album click the Add button and follow the simple on screen directions.

4. To add resources to your locker, select File, Link or Folder from the Add dropdown menu.

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Using Image Albums

You can select images from your Image Albums, lockers, or hard drive when using both the Rich Text Editor and the Slideshow. The Picture element on the other hand only allows you to choose images directly from your hard drive.   Instructions for adding a Picture in the Rich Text Editor can be found here: Embed Pictures.

When working with the Slideshow element, you may choose any number of images from as many different albums as you wish. For best results we recommend that all the images you upload for your slideshow have the same dimensions.

JPG, PNG, and GIF image file formats are supported.

Using the Resource Locker

With the Rich Text Editor, you may create links to any single folder or file in your resource locker. To do so, first highlight the text you wish to use as your hyperlink, then click the Links button on the toolbar. When the popup window appears, click the Site Map tab to view a list of all your available resources.

To present a list of files for downloading, use the Locker Element.  When you add a Locker Element to your teacher page, the locker and its title defaults to the current section. Click the pencil icon on the element to edit the title and select the locker or folder in the locker to be displayed on the page.

Generally most file types in the locker will download automatically when the user clicks on them, unless they have their browser set to automatically open the file type. The exception is pdfs. Our system will automatically load the pdf in the browser in the same tab. If the user wants to instead open in a separate tab or window, or wants to download the pdf to their computer, they can right-click (Ctrl-click for Macs) on the link in the locker and choose one of those options from the context menu.

A Locker Example

resource locker closeup.pngTo illustrate the flexibility of the Locker Element, let's assume that a teacher has created two folders in their locker - Chapter 1 and Chapter 2. Each folder is filled with the appropriate files for their respective chapters. When the Locker Element is selected, it defaults to display the full contents of the locker - as pictured below on the left.

After clicking the pencil icon for the element, the teacher may select the Chapter 2 folder from the list of available lockers and folders as well as edit the name of the locker as it appears on the page. As picture below on the right, the locker has been pointed to the Chapter 2 folder and renamed accordingly.

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