ADD FILES TO YOUR CAMPUS LANDING PAGE


You may have documents or presentations that would be useful to all members of your EasyCampus.


Before You Begin


  • Determine the name(s) of the file(s) you want to load and identify where they are located on your own computer.

Example: Desktop

  • 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


  • Locate the Site Administration menu on the left side of your landing page. This is the page you see when you first login to your EasyCampus.
Site Administration menu

Generally, the Site Administration Block appears in the left-column. If you cannot find this block, you can add it to any page by selecting it from the Add dropdown in the lower-right corner. Make sure you’re in Editing mode to see this dropdown.

  • Click the Front Page option in the Administration Block and then click Site Files. 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 file in the list. It is now available to the campus but you need to create a means for members to access it.
  • Return to your landing page by clicking the name of your campus in the breadcrumbs at the top of the page. Your campus name is the very first link in the breadcrumbs.
  • If necessary, enter Editing mode by clicking the Edit This Page button.
  • Under the topic section (text or pictures at the top of the middle column) locate the Add a Resource dropdown. From this dropdown, select Link to a File or Website.  A form for your new resource will display.
  • Type a name for your resource.

Example:  Tax Forms, 2010

  • 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 campus.
  • To the right of the file you want to display, click the Choose link. You will be returned to the form.
Choose links

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. The link will display in the bottom of the topic section. Campus members can simply click the link to download the file.

You can create a kind of File Repository by adding a directory resource instead a file link. To do this, you select Display a Directory from the Add a Resource dropdown under the Topic Section.