Displaying a web page, PDF, or Word file for your syllabus

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.

You can direct your course site or project site's syllabus to an HTML, PDF, or Microsoft Word file that you have uploaded to the Resources section, or to an external URL. To redirect your syllabus, follow these steps:

  1. Click the title of your project site or course site to enter it.

  2. If you do not see the Syllabus tool in the menubar, you must add it to your site. For instructions on adding a tool to your site, see the document Adding, editing, or removing tools on the menubar using Site Info.

  3. You can display an external webpage for your syllabus. You can also display an HTML, PDF, or Word file that you have posted to the Resources section. Follow the appropriate steps below:

Display an external URL

If you wish to display an external URL, such as a webpage on your department's server, follow these steps:

  1. From the menubar, click Syllabus.

  2. Click Redirect. (If you don't see Redirect, click Create/Edit first, then Redirect.)

  3. In the "URL" field, type the URL you wish to display as your syllabus.

  4. Click Save.

Display an HTML, PDF, or Word file

If you wish to display an HTML, PDF, or Microsoft Word file that you have posted to the Resources section, follow these steps:

  1. Upload your file to your site's Resources section. To do so, see the instructions in the document Creating/adding, editing, or deleting a resource item.

  2. After you have posted your file to your site, if you do not see a list of your resources, from the menubar, click Resources.

  3. To get your file's URL, right-click (for Mac OS or Mac OS X, Ctrl-click) the filename and select the copy command for your browser (i.e., for Internet Explorer, select Copy Shortcut; for Netscape or Mozilla Firefox, select Copy Link Location).

  4. From the menubar, click Syllabus.

  5. Click Redirect.

  6. In the "*URL" field, paste your URL (for Windows, Ctrl-v; for Mac OS or Mac OS X, Cmd-v).

  7. Click Save.

Note: A PDF file as a syllabus will open a new window for Mac users using Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.


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Last modified on November 15, 2005.