Creating/adding, editing, or deleting a resource item

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Note: To complete the procedures in this document, you need to be assigned a role that has the necessary permissions. To find out what your role is, follow the directions in Participant roles. To see a list of what permissions are associated with a given role, see Permissions, roles, and tools. For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and Roles: Overview.

Adding a resource item

Note: Fields marked with an asterisk are required.

Adding a new folder:

By default, your Resources has one folder in it, named after your course or project site. To add a subfolder, next to the existing folder, under "Actions", click Add.

Use the "Add Item Type" drop-down list to select Empty folder, and select the number of folders you want to create. For each new folder, enter a title and an optional description, choose your access setting, and then click Add.

Adding resource items:

To create a new resource item, in the menubar, click Resources, and then next to the folder in which you want to create the item, under "Actions", click Add. In the window that opens, from the "Add Item Type" drop-down list, select your resource type:

Note: For important information on the use of copyrighted materials, see Posting copyrighted materials online.

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Editing a resource item

The edit option allows you to edit a resource from within the Resources tool. If you want to edit an existing resource, you can either revise it or replace it, depending on the type of resource. You can revise plain text and HTML documents; for other document types, the edit option only allows you to revise the information about the resource (e.g., the description), or replace the document's contents (e.g., replace a picture or URL). You can only replace document content with documents you upload from your own computer, one at a time.

To edit a resource:

  1. If it is a document type for which you can revise the content, you will see a drop-down list labeled "Content:" from which you should choose either Revise document contents below or Replace with content from my computer. If it's a document type for which you can only replace content, click the Browse... button beside "Replace with this file:".

  2. For either option, alter any information about the resource you'd like to change as well, including the optional properties. (To view the optional properties, click the arrow beside "Optional properties".)

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Deleting a resource item

A confirmation screen will appear asking if you are sure you want to delete the item. Click Delete to confirm, or click Cancel.

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Last modified on December 13, 2005.