Uploading and Presenting Content

Your first task is to provide your students with online content. This should include your syllabus, and copies of handouts given out in your face-to-face class. Of course you can go beyond this by offering supplemental content, web links, and media for more substantial learning benefits.

Convert Word files to PDF: It is best to use PDF files instead of Word files as they are easier for the students to open. Firefox and Google Chrome Browsers work best with WebCT and for viewing PDFs. If you or a student have Safari as their browser, the PDF Browser Plugin is helpful. For a complete list of file types click here and for file size click here.

Uploading Files into WebCT

There are two options for how you present your syllabus, you may build your syllabus in WebCT or import a file that you have created outside of WebCT.

You can organize your course files and folders with the File Manager.

Once you have your content it can be presented to the student through Learning Modules. Another way to present your content on your home page is by making Folders on the Content Home page. For the basic WebCT enhancement it might be easier for you to use the Folders option but here is a more thorough look at the Presenting Content Options.

By choosing Selective Release you can customize the learning paths for students.

Supporting Content  Tools:

Adapted from University of Ulster

Web Links: The designer can create links to websites that are relevant to the course. Once a Web Link is added the students click on the link and the relevant website opens for them to explore.

Media Library: The Media Library tool enables a designer to create collections of pictures, video files, audio files and glossary entries. Media Library items can be linked to terms found inside the content files.