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Note: To complete the procedures in this document, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles. For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles: Overview.
Note: The following instructions are for uploading new files to the Resources tool. To replace an existing file with a new version, see Updating a file's contents below.
To upload files using Resources, in your site's menubar, click
Resources, and then follow these steps:
Browseto find the appropriate file on your computer or network, and then click
Note: Filenames that include certain characters cannot be accepted. For a list of unsupported characters, see Unsupported characters.
Note: When you use WebDAV to access your item, you'll see only the filename, not the display name.
Add details for this item, which will allow you to do the following:
Use copyright below, a text box will appear in which you can add information about the copyright.
Display copyright alert and require acknowledgment when accessed by others. This option will require users to agree to the copyright terms to view the resource. To see the alert, click
what's this?. You can only edit the part of this alert that you provided.
Only members of this site can see this file. (This option is not available if the folder to which you're adding the resource is publicly viewable.)
This file is publicly viewable. (This option is not available if the folder to which you're adding the resource is publicly viewable.)
Display this file to selected groups only., and then select the group(s) that should have access. (This option does not appear if you don't have any groups in your site; for more information, see Managing groups.)
Optional properties. You can then add information to the following fields:
Add Another File.
You can add any number of files at once, as long as the total file size does not exceed the limit set by your system administrators. This limit will vary depending on your institution's policies, and is displayed at the bottom of the file upload screen.
Note: To remove a file from the list of files to
add, click the red
X next to it.
Upload Files Nowto finish.
Note: You can also use WebDAV to drag and drop files from your computer to your Resources area. For instructions, see Uploading files to Resources using WebDAV with Windows XP or Vista or Uploading files to Resources using WebDAV with Mac OS X.Back to top
To edit the name, description, availability, access settings, or
optional properties for a file, from the
Actions menu next to
your file's name, click
Edit Details. Make your changes, and
Update to save them.
Whenever you open a file from Resources, such as a Word document, your computer creates a temporary copy and displays it, while the original file stays on the server. If you make any changes to the temporary copy, they are not saved automatically to the original. If you want to change the contents of the original, you will need to open it, make and save your changes, and then replace the original version with your updated version.
To replace a Resources file with an updated version from your
computer, from the
Actions menu next to your file's name,
Upload New Version. Click
Browse to select the
updated file from your computer, and then click
Upload New Version