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Add Files to a Course

Why Do This

Uploading a copy of your class presentations or class notes prior to class provides students with a mental scaffold on which to build their reduces the extraneous cognitive load caused when the learner has to both process your meaning, combine it with their existing knowled complete notes all at the same time. You may also have supplemental materials, references or graphics you wish to share with the stude into your course as files rather than typing it all into your course page will keep your course page clean and uncluttered.

Adding your syllabus or other files

  1. Create your syllabus/document in Word or another text editor and save it. You may want to save it as a PDF.
  2. Log onto Cougar Courses and go to the main page of your course.
  3. Click Turn editing on.
    turn editing on button

  4. Click Add an activity or resource in the desired topic/section.
    add an activity or resource link
  5. Select File and click Add.
    select file from the list of resources
  6. Enter the Name of the file.  You can also add a brief Description.  If you want the students to see the description on the homepage, check the box next to "display description on course page."
    add name of file, description, and check box to display on homepage

  7. In Content section:
    1. If your browser supports drag and drop (Firefox and Chrome), you’ll see a
      dotted line box.
    2. Drag your file into the box, scroll to the bottom and
      click Save and return to course.
    3. If drag and drop is not supported, click the Add icon
      select files to upload
  8. When the File picker opens:
    1. Select Upload a file.
    2. Click the Browse button and locate file on your computer.
    3. Click Upload this file.
      select upload a file then browse and locate the file on the computer
  9. At the bottom of the screen click Save and return to course.

select save and display button