How to Upload SoftChalk Zip Folder into Blackboard
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.