Uploading a file in myCourses

Target audience: Instructors
After you create at least one module in your course, you can upload files into it to share with your students. You can also upload a file on the Overview page to display your course outline or syllabus.
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Uploading a file using drag and drop

After you create a module, you will see an upload box that you can drag and drop files into. After you upload a file into a module, you can drag and drop files directly into the list of content items.

Uploading a file for the first time in an empty course

  1. On the Course Home page, click Content on the navigation bar.
  2. Create a module for your file to be uploaded into:
    1. Click the Add a module… box at the bottom of the left sidebar.

      Add a module

    2. Enter the name of the module (e.g. Introduction, Week 1, etc.).

      Enter name of module

    3. Press Enter on your keyboard or click outside of the box to create the module and go to the new module you created.

      Content Drag & Drop files

  3. Drag and drop one or more files from your desktop to the upload box in the middle of the page that says Drag and drop files here.

    Content Drag & Drop
    The upload box will disappear and the item you uploaded will appear in its place. See the section below to add any additional files into the module.

Uploading an additional file into a module

After you upload a file into a module, its upload box disappears and you can drag files directly into the list of items.

  1. On the Course Home page, click Content on the navigation bar.
  2. Click the name of a module in the sidebar.
  3. Drag and drop one or more files from your desktop directly into the list of items. A horizontal bar will appear in the area where you are dropping the file.

    Content Drag & Drop more files
    The file will be uploaded where you dropped it in the list of items.

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Uploading a file without using drag and drop

If your browser does not support drag and drop uploading (see System Requirements):

  1. On the Course Home page, click Content on your navigation bar.
  2. If you see no modules listed under Table of Contents, create at least one module for your file(s):
    1. Click Add a module…
    2. Enter a name for the module (e.g. Introduction, Lecture Slides, Week 1).
    3. Press Enter on your keyboard.
  3. Click New and select Upload Files.
  4. Upload new files

  5. In the pop-up window that appears, click Upload.

    Upload files

  6. Locate and select the file on your computer and click Open. The file will appear in the pop-up window.
  7. Click Add.

    Upload files

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Adding a content overview

The Overview page in Content allows you to upload a file or front page that students will see the first time they click Content on your course navigation bar. If you do not add an overview, students will be taken to the Table of Contents page instead.

Adding a content overview using drag and drop

  1. On the Course Home page, click Content on the navigation bar.
  2. Click Add Attachment.

Add Content

  1. Drag and drop a file from your desktop to the upload box in the middle of the page that says Drag a file here to add it to the overview.

    Add to overview
    The file will automatically appear in the area below the upload box.
    Add to overview
    To update or change the file, drag another file to the upload box.

Adding a content overview without using drag and drop

Follow these steps if your browser does not support drag and drop uploading. (see System Requirements).

  1. Click the down arrow beside Course Overview and select Add an attachment.

    Add attachment

  2. In the pop-up window that appears, click Upload.

    Upload file

  3. Locate and select the file on your computer and click Open. The file will appear in the pop-up window.
  4. Click Add.

    Add file

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