You add course updates and identify handouts in Studio. Learners see the course updates and handouts on the Course Info page in your course.
You add updates to notify learners of upcoming exams or deadlines, changes in the course schedule, or to make other announcements.
To add a course update, follow these steps.
- You must use HTML to format your update. The visual editor is not provided.
- If you change the supplied date, the new date appears above the update on the Course Info page. However, the update is visible to all enrolled learners as soon as you post it.
If you copy text from another source and paste it into the HTML editor, be sure to proofread the result carefully. Some applications automatically change quotation marks and apostrophes from the “straight” version to the “smart” version. The HTML editor requires “straight” quotation marks and apostrophes.
- Learners can choose to turn off notifications for individual courses or for all courses. The Course Info page continues to show all updates.
- All updates appear on the Course Info page, even if you do not send notifications.
You can identify previously uploaded files as handouts for your course. Learners see a link on the Course Info page for each course handout.
Before you identify a course handout, you add the file to your course and copy its Studio URL. You can open the Studio Files & Uploads page in another browser window to make this process easier.
To identify a course handout, follow these steps.
From the Content menu, select Updates.
In the Course Handouts panel, select Edit.
In the editor that opens, use HTML formatting to add a link to the previously uploaded file. An example follows.
<p><a href="/static/Syllabus_Fall2016.pdf" target="_blank">Syllabus</a></p> <p><a href="/static/Glossary_v3.pdf" target="_blank">Glossary</a></p>