Displaying a web page, PDF, or Word file for your syllabus

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.

You can direct your course site or project site's syllabus to an HTML, PDF, or Microsoft Word file that you have uploaded to the Resources section, or to an external URL. To redirect your syllabus:

  1. Click the title of your project site or course site to enter it.

  2. If you do not see the Syllabus tool in the menubar, you must add it to your site. For instructions on adding a tool to your site, see Adding, editing, or removing tools.

  3. You can display an external web page for your syllabus. Alternatively, you can display an HTML, PDF, or Word file that you have posted to the Resources section. Follow the appropriate steps below:

Display an external URL

To display an external URL, such as a web page on your department's server:

  1. From the menubar, click Syllabus.

  2. Click Create/Edit, and then Redirect.

  3. In the "URL" field, type the URL for the page you wish to display as your syllabus.

  4. Click Save.

Display an HTML, PDF, or Word file

To display an HTML, PDF, or Microsoft Word file that you have posted to the Resources section:

  1. Upload your file to your site's Resources section. For instructions, see Working with files in Resources.

  2. After you have posted your file to your site, if you do not see a list of your resources, from the menubar, click Resources.

  3. To get your file's URL, right-click (for Mac OS or Mac OS X, Ctrl-click) the filename and select the copy command for your browser (i.e., for Internet Explorer, select Copy Shortcut; for Netscape or Mozilla Firefox, select Copy Link Location).

  4. From the menubar, click Syllabus.

  5. Click Create/Edit, and then Redirect.

  6. In the "URL" field, paste your URL (for Windows, Ctrl-v; for Mac OS or Mac OS X, Cmd-v).

  7. Click Save.

Note: A PDF file as a syllabus will open a new window for Mac users using Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.