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Provide a file as a course resource.

Use the File resource to include different types of files of information. Set the file to be displayed within the course interface, or prompt your students to download it. The file may include supporting files, for example an HTML page may have embedded images or Flash objects.

Students need to have the appropriate software on their computers in order to open the file.

Why use It?

Use a file to:

  • Share presentations given in class
  • Include a mini website as a course resource
  • Provide draft files for assignments so students can edit and submit them for assessment