This article explores the different resource types within Learning Space and how to use them.
Files are downloadable items used for distributing content such as lecture notes, handouts and safety forms. The icon representing a file will vary depending on the file type and the most common types are represented below - note how the file size is also included.
Occasionally you may want to also include more information about a particular file by including a description. This could be useful for pointing students from specific groups to relevant files.
To download a file, simple click the files title on the right hand side of the icon and look in your downloads folder on your device to find the file.
Folders are used for storing a collection of similar files. Students can choose to download the entire folder or just the individual files that they need.
Folders are either collapsed as shown above, or expanded as shown below. To view the contents of a collapsed folder, simply click on the title of the folder on the right hand side of the icon which will take you to a new page with the contents expanded.
To download individual files simply click the title of the files you require. To download the entire folder, look for the 'Download folder' button as shown below - note some staff choose to not let students download the entire folder and the button will not be visible.
There are 3 ways to identify an audio file:
1. The headphone icon that once clicked will download the file.
2. A hyperlink that once clicked will play the audio in another tab - note it is not always clear if a link is an audio file as 'AUDIO' is usually omitted from the title.
3. A audio player that once clicked will play the audio in the same tab.
There are 3 ways to identify an video file:
1. The cinema reel icon that once clicked will download the file.
2. A hyperlink that once clicked will play the video in another tab - note it is not always clear if a link is an video file as 'Video' is usually omitted from the title.
3. A video player that once clicked will play the video in the same tab.
URLs are links to other pieces of content on the internet including videos, websites and more.
There are 2 ways to identify a URL:
1. The globe on paper icon that once clicked will take the user to the specified URL.
2. A hyperlink that once clicked will take the user to the specified URL - note it is not always clear if a hyperlink is a link to video, audio or a website.
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