ARCHIVED: Using Oncourse Syllabus, how do I display a web page, PDF, or Word file?

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To complete these procedures, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. If you're not sure what your role is, see the "Role" column in the Roster tool. For permissions, see ARCHIVED: What can I do in read-only Oncourse?

You can direct your site's syllabus to an HTML, PDF, or Microsoft Word file that you've uploaded to Resources, or to an external URL. To redirect your syllabus, follow the appropriate instructions below.

Note: If you don't see the Syllabus tool on your site's menubar, add it before following the instructions below. See ARCHIVED: Adding, removing, hiding, or reordering tools.

Display an external URL

Note: Recent versions of Firefox and Internet Explorer may block some links to external websites and embedded content, such as videos. For more, see ARCHIVED: Problems seeing linked websites or videos.

To display an external URL, such as a web page on your department's server:

  1. In your site's menubar, click Syllabus.
  2. Click Create/Edit, and then Redirect.
  3. In the "URL" field, type the URL for the page you wish to display as your syllabus.
  4. Click Save.

Display an HTML, PDF, or Word file

Note: With certain PDF files, or for site participants with browsers that do not have the appropriate plug-in enabled, PDF files may prompt users to open or save the files, rather than opening within the Oncourse frame. Word files can only be opened in Word or saved to the participant's computer.

To display an HTML, PDF, or Microsoft Word file:

  1. Upload your file to your site's Resources; see ARCHIVED: Working with files in Resources.
  2. After uploading your file, if you're not already in the Resources tool, in the menubar, click Resources.
  3. To get your file's URL, right-click (for Mac OS X, Ctrl-click) the filename and select the copy command for your browser (e.g., for Internet Explorer, select Copy Shortcut; for Firefox, select Copy Link Location).
  4. In the menubar, click Syllabus.
  5. Click Create/Edit, and then Redirect.
  6. In the "URL" field, paste your URL (for Windows, Ctrl-v; for Mac OS X, Command-v).
  7. Click Save.

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