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Files uploaded to Content can be viewed and downloaded by users. Instructors can upload files in the following ways:
D2L allows the upload of common file types such as PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, and PPTX. These files are displayed within a document viewer in the Content area.
A module must be created first before files can be added. See
Creating a Module for instructions.
Note: It is possible to select more than one file at a time in step 3. This will save time if uploading multiple files at once.
Note: If the file is not publicly viewable, a notification saying "This file is private" will appear. Next to this, a checkbox will say "Change permissions so that anyone with a link can view." If this box is unchecked, students
will not be able to view the file.
Note: If the file is set to "Anyone with the link can view," students will only be able to view the document. If it is set to "Anyone with the link can edit," students will be able to make changes to the document (e.g. a sign-up sheet).
Files can be uploaded from Microsoft OneDrive directly into a module. This will create a live link to the Microsoft Web version. Any changes made to the document in Microsoft are pushed instantaneously to the live link in the course. A Microsoft account is required to use OneDrive, so a DePaul email address can be used.
Note: To link to a file in OneDrive, instructors must be the original owner of the file. If the file was downloaded from elsewhere or shared with the instructor, OneDrive will link to the entire folder in which the file is stored (sharing permissions as set on the folder will still apply).
Note: By default, files are set to "Read Only."
View Reordering Modules and Topics for more information on how to reorganize files.