Uploading a file in myCourses

Target audience: Instructors

Content in myCourses is arranged into Modules and Items. Modules act as folders for Items. Items can be links to course files (e.g. readings, lecture slides), web pages, or other course activities (e.g. assignments, quizzes). You must create at least one Module to hold your course’s Items.

To reuse content from a past course, see Copying Components from a Past Course

Note: If you prefer to use a different drag and drop interface to add content, you can also use the Course Builder tool.

In this article:


Creating a module

You must create at least one Module in the Content page of your course before you can add course material (Items). You can put all content in one module or create multiple Modules to organize your Content by week (e.g. Week 1, Week 2, etc.), type (e.g. Course Readings, Lecture Slides, etc.), or topic (e.g. Introduction, World War II, etc.).

  1. On the Course Home page, click Content on the navigation bar.
  2. Click the Add a module… box at the bottom of the left sidebar.

    Content Create Module

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

    Content Create Module - Intro

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

    Content Create Module - Done


To add a module within a module, click Add a sub-module… at the bottom of the page.

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Uploading a file

After creating a Module, you can upload a file into it that students can download from Content.

  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 to the upload box in the middle of the page that says Drag and drop files here to create and update items.

    Content Drag & Drop

    The file will automatically appear in the area below the upload box.

OR

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

  1. Click New and select Upload Files.

    Content - New - Upload Files

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

    Content - Add a File

  3. Locate and select the file on your computer.
  4. Click Open. The file will appear in the window.

    Content - File - Uploaded

    If you change your mind, you can click the x beside the file to remove it.

  5. Click Done.

Adding an overview

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

Drag & Drop method:

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

    Course Overview - Drag & Drop

    The file will automatically appear in the area below the upload box.

    Course Overview - Drag & Drop

    To update or change the file, drag another file to the upload box.

Alternative method:

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.

    Course Overview - Click Add an attachment

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

    Course Overview - Upload

  3. Locate and select the file on your computer.
  4. Click Open. The file will appear in the window.

    Course Overview - File Uploaded

    If you change your mind, you can click the x beside the file to remove it.

  5. Click Done.

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