Page Resource

The page resource allows the professor to add a new page (HTML) to their course. Within this page the professor can add various information for the student as well as links to other files or media.


Adding pages


Add a new page

Instructors can insert a page with content for the students to read. This page can contain various resources for the student.

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Web Page

The Page tool creates an HTML WYSIWYG page that opens in a new content page. If content is HTML from Blackboard, the Page tool would be used to display those HTML pages. HTML Pages can be displayed in the browser and do not require a plug-in or application to read (such as DOC or PDF files). HTML pages are accessible to people with disabilities if format styles are used correctly.

Click to learn more about accessible HTML styles.

  1. Select Turn editing on.
  2. Click on the Add an activity or resource link.
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  3. Choose the Page tool.
  4. Click the Expand all link to view all setting boxes
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  6. Under the General section, type the Name (required) of the page into the text box.
  7. Type the Description (required) into the text box.
  8. Type the Page content (required) into the text box.

    Options
    • Display page name causes the input name to be shown on the page.
    • Display page description causes the input description to be displayed on the page.
    • Visible sets whether or not the students can view the resource.
    • ID number allows the instructor to add an ID to the resource that can be linked to an ID in the gradebook.
    • Restrict access allows the instructor to set a condition on the assignment until other assignment(s) are completed: Add restrict access image
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      • Date: Access can be restricted from or until a certain date and time.
        Note: ALL dates must be changed when copying courses. [We recommend that you do not use the DATE option in Restrict access. Dates can be set above within the Availability.]
      • Grade: determines grade conditions which must be met in order to access the activity.
        Note: Multiple grade conditions may be set if desired. If so, the activity will only allow access when ALL grade conditions are met.
      • Group: If groups are used in the course, it is possible to restrict the activity to a certain group.
      • User Profile determines access based on fields within the student's profile, such as department or email.
      • Restriction Set allows you to set nested restrictions (of those listed above).

  9. Choose either Save and return to course or Save and display.



Adding a new page with media

It is possible when adding a page to insert media into that page. This is done using the built in tools in PolyLearn's text entry box.

  1. Select Turn editing on.
  2. Click on the Add an activity or resource link.
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  3. Choose the Page tool.
  4. Under the General section, type the Name (required) of the page into the text box.
  5. Type the Description (required) into the text box.
  6. Type the Page content (required) into the text box.
  7. Click either the Insert/edit image button or drag & drop the image into the Page content text box.
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  8. Click the Find or upload button.
  9. Choose Upload a file in the left column.
  10. Click Browse... in order to locate the file that is going to be uploaded.
  11. Navigate to the location on your computer in order to find the file. Click the file and then click Open.

  12. Options
    • Enter a name into the Save as box in order to change what the file's name will be on the course.
    • Input the name of the Author for the file.
    • Choose license allows the instructor to display the current licensing option that is applied to the file being uploaded.
  13. Click Upload this file.
  14. Click Insert.

    Options
    • Display page name causes the input name to be shown on the page.
    • Display page description causes the input description to be displayed ont the page.
    • Visible sets whether or not the students can view the resource.
    • ID number allows the instructor to add an ID to the resource that can be linked to an ID in the gradebook.
  15. Choose either Save and return to course or Save and display.


WYSIWYG HTML editor

Copy HTML from other applications into PolyLearn

HTML button

HTML View - opens the HTML Source Editor into a new window. HTML (between the <body> </body> tags) can be copied and pasted into the Source Editor. You may also edit the HTML in this view. Click on the Update or Cancel button to view the standard WYSIWYG view. When you type or copy HTML do not add these HTML tags; <html>, <head>, <title>, or <body>.

HTML Source Code window

PolyLearn HTML Editor works with (PC - IE/Firefox/Safari, Mac - Firefox/Safari)

  • Line Break - On the Keyboard, hold the shift key and push the return/enter key.
  • Paragraph Break - On the Keyboard, push the return/enter key.
  • URL Link - Select the text and click on the Link button.
  • Change Text Font/Size - Select the text and click on the font family, size or Paragraph pull down lists.
    Note: To create accessbile HTML content, use the Headers within the Paragraph pull down list instead of font size and bold.
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Embed YouTube Videos

Copy HTML from YouTube into PolyLearn

From YouTube:

  1. Click on the Share link below the video.
  2. Click on the Embed link to reveal the HTML code.
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  3. Copy the HTML code....

From PolyLearn's HTML window:

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  1. Click on the HTML button to open the HTML Source Editor.
  2. Paste the YouTube code into the HTML Source Editor box
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  3. Modify the HTML to add accessibility code. (download TXT code)
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Evaluating Assignments


Updating a page

It is possible for the instructor to edit the page after creation in order to keep the content up to date.

  1. Turn Editing On
  2. Click the Edit icon l next to the page resource and then Edit settings.
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  3. Edit the page's content as desired. For more information on the specific details look above.
  4. Choose either Save and return to course or Save and display.

Page permissions

The page permissions are established by the system's administrator. The permissions are given to the various roles in order to grant them the ability to perform actions within the resource. The instructor can view these permissions with these steps:

  1. Turn Editing On
  2. Click on the edit icon next to the page that is going to be checked.
  3. In the Administration block, click the Permissions to view all possible capabilities pertaining to a page, and which roles have access to each capability. Alternatively, click the Check permissions button specifically view an a list of all enrolled individuals in the course.
  4. Click on the user's name to check and then click Show this user's permissions.
    Note: Type the user's name into the search box in order to refine the display and more easily locate the intended user.
  5. This page lists all of the various actions that are capable within the resource. The list will tell whether or not the user is capable of each action.