To create a unit using a file, log in either as an administrator or an instructor and go to your course’s dashboard to add a new content unit.
Click the source field, choose "File" from the drop-down menu (1), and then click “Upload New” (2).
If you have already uploaded the file you want to use on your lesson files, you will be able to find it in the drop-down menu after you click “Select a file.”
Once you have selected or uploaded the file, the file’s content will be injected into your unit’s content. Please note that the file’s name will replace the name of the unit by default.
Note: For content such as SCORM/xAPI and AICC the default completion method is automatically set to 'None' as these content types have their own internal completion rules (find more details in this article).
Based on the file type, learners will either see an embedded version of it or will need to click a link to open or download it.
Drag and Drop
Another way to create a unit using a file is by simply dragging and dropping the file into the course’s dashboard (1):
A file upload progress bar will appear at the top of the page (2).
As soon as the upload is complete and if the course has only one Lesson library, a new unit will be added to your course’s content.
If your course has more than one Lesson library, you will see a message asking you to choose the library you want the new file unit to go to (3). You can even type the name of a new lesson to create it at this point.
Note: After a video unit has been uploaded, some extra options will pop up (see this article for more details):
To view all files used to create units in each lesson, click Add Content (1) next to the lesson’s name, and then click Go to files (2).
Here, you will see a list of all files associated with the lesson, and you can perform the following actions for each of them:
- Use the Shared (3) toggle to share files with all users who have access to the lesson (see also this article)
- Copy (4) will copy the file’s path location in your clipboard
- Import (5) as content will import it as a new unit
- Use Preview (6) to view the file’s content
- Click Download (7) to export the file to your device
- Click Delete (8) to permanently remove this file from the lesson’s contents
Note: deleting a unit from the course dashboard will not remove the related file which remains available and can be found in the “Go to files” section. Also, when you export/import a lesson or course, all files available will be included.