BEST PRACTICES FOR TEXT TRANSFER

Most EasyCampus course templates have text placeholders you can edit. If you need to copy and paste material from a document made with a program such as Microsoft Word or WordPerfect, there are some considerations to make this easier for you.


Before You Begin

  • Open the document containing the text you want to copy and paste.
  • Identify the course page containing the text placeholder you want to edit.
  • Understand how to turn Editing off and on. If you don’t know how to do this, see the step guide titled Edit a Page.

Begin

  • On the landing page of your campus, click the name of the course to which you want to add text.
  • Display the page containing the text placeholder or HTML block you want to edit.
  • Click the Edit This Page button to get into Editing mode. The screen will change and you will see icons underneath the block titles on the page.
  • Click the small blue edit icon under the title of the text placeholder you want to edit. The screen will change to help you edit the text.
Edit Icon

Note: if you’re editing a web page object, make sure you scroll down to the section titled Compose a Web Page, under the section called Summary.

  • In your original document, select and copy the text you want to transfer.
  • In the HTML editor under Compose a Web Page, find the button titled Toggle HTML source. The screen will change and you will see the HTML code.
Toggle HTML Source button
  • If you want to replace all the existing text, use the Ctrl+A keyboard combination to select all the contents of the window. Otherwise, move your cursor to mark the place where you want to insert your copied text.
  • Use the Ctrl+V keyboard combination to paste your text. This will ensure that you don't copy styles and tags from your word processing program. You will now be able to use the styles in the HTML editor box to format your text.

IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO KEEP THE TEXT ON A SINGLE PAGE MINIMAL. STRATEGIES TO HELP YOU DO THIS INCLUDE:
Make your text available for download and just put the main points on the course page
Use learning activities such as forums, quizzes, and assignments for some of your content
Use pictures, videos, or other forms of multimedia to condense some of your content