New documents can be added to the Edline website. The permission to add documents is usually enabled for any school personnel who are the super users of a web page.
Unless you choose to restrict them, all documents are automatically visible to the public as long as the particular webpage is available to the public. Many schools save money posting documents to Edline that would normally be mailed home. Examples of documents may include:
- District documents can include copies of district budgets, details on district meetings, and district newsletters (added at the district level by the district super user).
- School documents can include messages from the principal, medical forms for new students, and published articles about the school (added at the school level by the school super user).
- Class documents can include homework assignments, study guides, and project descriptions (added at the class page by the teacher). Teachers can easily upload content available in their teacher text book editions such as study guides, practice tests, and additional assignments.
- Sport page documents can include exercise guides, team statistics, and articles about the team (added at the sport page by the coach).
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- Open the webpage or folder where you want to add a document.
Teachers, when adding homework assignments, add your document to the Assignments folder in the Contents section. When adding tests, add your document to the Tests folder in the Contents section.
- From the Edline menu bar, click Edit This Page to access the edit mode.
- Hover over the section where you want to add the document, and click the Add an item to this box icon to access the Add Item Type pallet.
- Select Document Page to access the Document Page Title box.
If you want to upload a previously created file, such as a Word document or PDF file, choose File from the pallet instead of Document Page. To learn more, see Upload Files.
- Type the name of the document in the Document Page Title box.
- Click Create Now for the Document page.
- Click in the text box to access the Formatting toolbar and type your information on the page.
- Type or paste your text (using the Paste from Word icon will eliminate any odd Word characters), and use the Formatting toolbar to change font styles, paragraph centering, and bullet. You can also spell check the text and insert pictures, videos, and tables into the document.
Within your document, you can create links to other websites, or to another page within your website. Highlight the text for the link, and click Insert/Edit Link and paste the link to the external website or the webpage in your Edline website.
When you type the text, the first 150 characters will be used as an automatic document summary viewable to other users. You can overwrite the summary by clicking the Summary Info option in the menu bar.
- Click Save to save the text.
The Edit Mode toolbar will appear.
The icons available on this toolbar provide options where you can complete the following:
- To add a summary to a document to appear as a description on the home page or when a user points to the title, click Summary Info.
- To limit the type of users that can view the document or to add start and stop dates for the visibility of the item, click Visibility.
- To add or update the date attached to the document, click Dates.
- To select multiple classes or groups to post the document (especially helpful for teachers that instruct multiple classes on the same subject, or for district users responsible for multiple schools), click Multipost.
- To update the web address for the document, click URL.
- Click Summary from the menu bar to access the Create/Modify Document page.
- Type a brief summary for the document to show on the webpage in the Document Summary box.
- Type or select the date for the document in the Calendar Date box if you want the document to also appear in the calendar.
- Click Save and Return to add the document your page.
- Click Done to exit the edit mode.
When available, use the Save and Add Another button to quickly add multiple documents or files to your website.