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Faculty - How to Upload SoftChalk Zip Folder into Blackboard

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Faculty - How to Upload a Zip File and/or SoftChalk Content to Blackboard

 

Option 1: Upload a zipped file to Blackboard

 

Note:  The student does not have to download any content; rather, the content will automatically be viewable. This option is a two-step process, first you upload the zipped file to Blackboard and then make the content available to the students.

 Step 1: Upload a zipped file 

1. Go into the Blackboard course under the  Control Panel.    
2. Click the  Content Collection  button. 
3. Click the name of your course.
4. Click the  Create Folder  button.    
5. In the  Folder Name  field, enter a name for the folder.
6. Click the  Submit  button.
7. Click on the folder name to open it.  
8. Click the  Upload  button.  
9. From the menu, select  Upload Package.  
10. Click the  Browse  button.   
11. Locate the zipped file on your computer, select it, and click Open.  
12. After locating the file, click the  Submit  button.   

 

Step 2: Link a zipped file to the course for your students to access

 

 

1. Go to the area of the course where you want your students to access the information contained in the zipped file.  (ex. Course Materials)  
2. Click the  Build Content  button.   
3. From the drop down menu, select the  File  option.     

4. Name the file. 

Note:  This name will be viewed by the students and he/she will click on the name to view the content.  

 

5. Click the  Browse Content  Collection  button.  
6. The  Select File or Folder  window will display.  
7. Go into the folder and locate the index.html file.  

8. Click the radio button next to the index.html file.  

Note:  You may have to click the arrow button at the bottom to view more pages to locate the file.

 
9. When ready, click the  Submit  button.  
10. Under File Options, click yes to have the file open in a new window.  

11. Under Standard Options, select the appropriate  radio circles  to correspond with the needs of the course.  

Note:   When a zipped package is automatically unzipped, students will click the link for the lesson‘s start page (index.html) in the course area and be able to view the lesson fully  intact. Viewing the content in the option of  Open in a New Window is an easier view for the students to navigate through the information and have the ability to close out of the window when completed.

 
12. When finished, click the  Submit  button.  

13. Your students can now click on the link to the zipped file. 

Note:   At any time, one or more files can be edited and you will not need to upload and link to a new zip. Edit the individual file you need to update and overwrite it in Course Files or the Content Collection. The changes will show in the course area and no links will be broken.

 
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