ARCHIVED: In Oncourse Lessons (beta), how do I add, edit, or remove pages or subpages?

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A site may contain as many top-level pages as desired, which will appear as links in the menubar. For example, each unit of a course might be represented by a top-level page. Each top-level page may have subpages to present additional content or activities.

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Adding top-level pages

To add a new top-level page:

  1. In the menubar of the appropriate site, choose Lessons (beta).
  2. Click More Tools, and then Add More Pages.
  3. Set the page title that will appear in the menubar.

Note: You may create several pages at once, as long as the names follow a numerical pattern. For example, if you specify a name of "Page 2" and ask for three pages, you will get "Page 2," "Page 3," and "Page 4".

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Editing top-level pages

To change the settings of a top-level page:

  1. Click More Tools, and then Settings.
  2. You can then modify any of the following:
    • Don't Release Page Until all Prerequisite Pages are Completed: Select this option if you'd like the page to be available only after previously required pages have been completed.
    • Require this page: Make this page a prerequisite before students can access later pages.
    • Hide this page from users: Select this if you're not ready for students to see the page yet. It will not appear in the left margin.
    • Hide this page until the following date: Select this to make the page available at a certain time. The page will appear in the left margin before then, but won't be usable.
    • Create gradebook entry when page is completed: Select this to create a Gradebook entry with the same name as the Lessons page. Enter the total points possible for the Gradebook item in the points box.
    • Custom CSS File: This permits you to supply a style sheet to be used with the page (recommended only for advanced users).

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Adding subpages

Each top-level page in your site can have multiple subpages associated with it. However, the structure of your subpages will affect how students can navigate through them, as described in step 3 below. To add a subpage:

  1. At the top of the page, click Add Subpage.
  2. In the "Page title" field, type a title for your new subpage.
  3. If desired, check Next Page. The results of checking or not checking this box vary, depending on the structure of your subpages:
    • Simple list of subpages: If your page contains multiple subpages, all at the same level of nesting, leave the box unchecked if you want students to progress through each page successively by clicking Next. Check the box if you want students to return to the main page after each subpage; students will only see a Back button, with no Next option.
    • Progressively nested subpages: If your page contains a hierarchy of nested subpages, with only one subpage at each level, check the box to allow students to progress through each page successively by clicking Next. Leaving the box unchecked will result in a Next button which behaves the same as Back.
    • Complex hierarchy of subpages: If your page contains subpages at more than one level of nesting and more than one subpage at any of the levels, there is no way for students to progress through the pages in the order of the hierarchy using a Next button. It's best to check the box, which results in only a Back button. Leaving the box unchecked will result in a Next button that will likely not behave as expected.
  4. If desired, check Show as button rather than link to display the subpage as a button instead of a link.
  5. Click Create.
  6. You'll see a blank Lessons page, to which you can add new content pieces. See ARCHIVED: Adding text to a page in Lessons (beta), ARCHIVED: Adding resources to a page in Lessons (beta), and ARCHIVED: Adding multimedia content to a page in Lessons (beta).

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Editing subpages

To edit information about a subpage:

  1. Click Edit to the left of the subpage you would like to modify.
  2. You can modify any of the following:
    • Item Name: Change the name of the text of the link to your subpage from the main Lessons page
    • Item Description: Change or add a description of the subpage, which will appear beneath the link to the subpage, or to the right of a subpage that is displayed as a button
    • Change Page: Change the subpage being linked to
    • Next page: See step 3 in the previous section.
    • Show as button rather than link: A cosmetic option to have the link to your subpage appear as a button rather than an ordinary link
    • Don't Release Item Until All Prerequisites are Completed: Select this option if you would like it to appear and be accessible only after previously required items have been completed or accessed.
    • Require This Item: Select this option to make this item a prerequisite for later items.
    • Edit the groups for which this item should be shown: Allows you to make this page visible only to certain groups or sections if they are defined for the site. See ARCHIVED: Managing groups.
    • Create gradebook entry when page is completed: Select this to create a Gradebook entry with the same name as the Lessons page. Enter the total points possible for the Gradebook item in the points box.
  3. To save your changes, click Update Item. To remove the subpage from your page, click Delete.

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Removing pages

To remove a top-level page from the menubar:

  1. Click the page to be removed.
  2. Click More Tools, and then click Remove page.
  3. Click Remove to complete the process.

Note: This process removes the page from the menubar, but does not actually remove it from the database. You can attach it as a subpage to another page, effectively moving it to a different location.

To attach a removed top-level page as a subpage to another page, follow the instructions for adding a subpage, and select Choose Existing Page. To change a subpage to a top-level page, follow the instructions for adding a top-level page, and select Choose Existing Page. (You will most likely also want to remove the link to the subpage from the page where you originally created it; see Editing subpages.)

To completely remove a top-level page or subpage from Oncourse:

  1. In the top right corner of any Lessons page, click Index of pages.
  2. Check the box for the page to be removed.
  3. Click Delete selected pages.

    Note: You will not be asked to confirm the deletion.

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