Your site comes with a locker for files and links and an Image library for images. Files in your locker may be organized into folders and images into albums. These uploaded resources are available for use on any page of your site, including pages located in Mini-Sites or sub folders of your teacher site.
To access these resources, navigate to your personal site from your Portal Page, and then click the Resource Files button located near the top right. To upload resources, use either the Add Albums or Add Resources buttons and follow the simple on screen directions.
Using the Resouce Locker
With the Rich Text Editor, you may create links to any single folder or file in your resource locker. To do so, first highlight the text you wish to use as your hyperlink, then click the Links button on the toolbar. When the popup window appears, click the Site Map tab to view a list of all your available resources.
To present a list of files for downloading, use the Locker Element. When you add a Locker Element to your teacher page, the locker and its title defaults to the current section. Click the pencil icon on the element to edit the title and select the locker or folder in the locker to be displayed on the page.
To illustrate the flexibility of the Locker Element, let's assume that a teacher has created two folders in their locker - Chapter 1 and Chapter 2. Each folder is filled with the appropriate files for their respective chapters. When the Locker Element is selected, it defaults to display the full contents of the locker - as pictured below.
After clicking the pencil icon for the element, the teacher may select the Chapter 2 folder from the list of available lockers and folders as well as edit the name of the locker as it appears on the page. As pictured below, the locker has been pointed to the Chapter 2 folder and renamed accordingly.
Adding a Zipped Folder
One of your choices is to add a Zipped Folder to either your locker or image album. This allows you to add multiple files at one time.
The files must be compressed first in order to add them. It will become an Archive.zip file. You don't have to rename archive. All the files will be pulled out and placed inside your locker just as you had them named.
- Locate the folder or file(s) you would like to compress.
- Click the folder or file(s) you'd like to compress. Select more than one file at a time by using the Command key and clicking each folder or file you want to compress.
- Click File > Compress. Your folder will now be compressed and converted in a zip folder.