CONVERT WORD TO PDF

You can convert a Microsoft Word document to PDF and then place the PDF as a file link in your course.


Before You Begin

  • Load your document in Word
  • Determine which version of Word you have.

Begin

Convert Your Document in Word  2010:

  • Display the File menu and then click Save & Send.
  • Under File Types, click Create PDF/XPS document.
  • On the right, click the Create PDF/XPS button.
  • Use the dialog box to save your PDF file to a convenient place on your system.

Convert Your Document in Word 2007:

  • Display the Office button and then click Save As.
  • On the right, click PDF or XPS. If you do not see this option, you may need to install the Save as PDF or XPS Add-In.
  • Use the dialog box to save your PDF file to a convenient place on your system.

Load Your Content into EasyCampus:

  • Before you place the PDF document, you need to load it to your course. Login to your EasyCampus as an administrator and then open the course into which you want to place the Flash content.
  • Find the Administration Block in the course.

Administration Block, Files option

Generally, the Administration Block appears in the left-column or can be found by clicking Administer My Course in a facilitated template. If you cannot find this block, you can temporarily add it to any page by selecting it from the Add Block dropdown. Make sure you’re in Editing mode to see this dropdown.

  • Click the Files option in the Administration Block. The screen will change and you will see any files that already exist.
  • Click the Upload a File button on the right side of the screen. The screen will change to let you find the file on your own system.
  • Click the Browse button and then find and open your file in the Insert File dialog box. You’ll return to the previous screen and will see the location and name of your file in the box.
  • Click the Upload This File button.  In a few moments, the screen will change and you will see your PDF file in the list. It is now available to the course and ready to be placed on a page.
  • Return to your course by clicking its name in the breadcrumbs at the top of the screen.
  • If necessary, enter Editing mode by clicking the Edit This Page button.
  • Click the Manage Activities tab. The screen will change to enable you to add new learning objects to your course.

Manage Activities tab
  • From the Add a Resource dropdown, select Link to a File or Website.  A form for your new resource will display.
  • Type a name for your PDF resource.
  • Click the Choose or Upload a File button immediately to the right of the Location box.  The screen will change and you will see the files that have been uploaded to your course.
  • To the right of your PDF file, click the Choose link. You will be returned to the form.

It’s important to click the Choose link instead of clicking the checkbox or the name of the file.

  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Save and Return to Course button.
  • Display the page where you want to place the file.
  • Making sure you’re still in Editing mode, select the name of the PDF file resource you just created from the Add Existing Activity dropdown. The link will display in the bottom of the middle column. You can move it using the Move icons in the block. Students can simply click the link to download the file.