1. Go to [Content], and click on [Table of Contents] in the left sidebar navigation.

2. Click [Related Tools] and select [Manage Files].

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2. Click the [New Folder] icon in the navigation bar at the top of the page.

3. A dialog box will pop up in which you type the folder name. Enter the [Name] of the new folder and click [Save].

4. The new folder will now appear in the list. Click on the name of the new folder to enter/open the folder.

5. Click the [Upload] button in the navigation bar at the top of the page.

6. A dialog box will pop up, click [Upload].

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7. Navigate to the location on your computer where you have stored the zip file. Click on the file and click the [Open] button. Click [Save] once you return to the dialog box.

8. Place your cursor over the zipped file name and click the drop arrow to the right of the file. Select [Unzip] from the drop-down menu.

9. The files will be uncompressed into the current folder.

There are two ways to upload multiple files to Content: 1) Add from Content, or 2) Add from Manage Files.

Option 1: Add Multiple Files from Content

Click [Content] and then on the appropriate module(s) to create content topics that need to be linked to the unzipped files.  To create the topics with links:

  • Click [New], then [Add From Manage Files].
  • Click on the folder containing the unzipped files.
  • Check the boxes next to the file (or files) you want to be linked in the selected module.
  • Click [Done].  The Content topics will appear at the end of the chosen module  list.
  • The Content listings will be named with the actual filenames.  To provide a more descriptive name in the Content for the files you uploaded you can simply edit each item.  Alternately, rename the files to be more descriptive in the first place (before you zip them!

Option 2: Add from Manage Files

In [Manage Files], identify the files that you would like to link to the Content area. If you have uploaded a Flash-based presentation, you will probably link the “index.html” file. Once you have identified the correct files to link, check the box to the left of each file and click the [Add Content Topics] icon.

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  • Under [Parent Module], select the Module in which you’d like to place the file link. Or select [Add module] to create a new Module.
  • Enter a [Topic Title] for the linked file and click [Add].
  • Finally, return to the [Content] area and click on the appropriate Module/Topic to ensure that the file has been linked properly.

D2L 10.3 – April 2014

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