Note: To complete these procedures, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles. For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles: Overview.
On this page:
Note: The following instructions are for uploading new files to the Resources tool. To replace an existing file with a new version, see Updating a file's contents below.
To upload files to Resources:
Browseto find the appropriate file on your computer or network, and then click
Note: Filenames that include certain characters cannot be accepted. For a list of unsupported characters, see Unsupported characters.
Note: When you use WebDAV to access your item, you'll see only the filename, not the display name.
Add details for this item, which will allow you to do the following:
Choose your resource's copyright status, add copyright information, and display a copyright alert:
Use copyright below, a text box will appear in which you can add information about the copyright.
Display copyright alert and require acknowledgment when accessed by others. This option will require users to agree to the copyright terms to view the resource. To see the alert, click
what's this?You cannot edit this alert.
Only members of this site can see this file. (This option is not available if the folder to which you're adding the resource is publicly viewable.)
This file is publicly viewable. (This option is not available if the folder to which you're adding the resource is publicly viewable.)
Display this file to selected groups only, and then select the group(s) that should have access. (This option does not appear if you don't have any groups in your site; for more, see Managing groups.)
To add detailed descriptors, click
Optional properties. You
can then add information to the following fields:
Add Another File.
You can add any number of files at once, as long as the total file size does not exceed the limit set by the system administrator. This limit will vary depending on your institution's policies, and is displayed at the bottom of the file upload screen.
Note: To remove a file from the list of files to
add, click the red
X next to it.
Upload Files Nowto finish.
Note: You can also use WebDAV to efficiently upload files from your computer to your Resources area. See:
To edit the name, description, availability, access settings, or
optional properties for a file, from the
Actions menu next to
your file's name, click
Edit Details. Make your changes, and
Update to save them.
Whenever you open a file from Resources, such as a Word document, your computer creates a temporary copy and displays it, while the original file stays on the server. If you make any changes to the temporary copy, they are not saved automatically to the original. If you want to change the contents of the original, you will need to open it, make and save your changes, and then replace the original version with your updated version.
To replace a Resources file with an updated version from your
computer, from the
Actions menu next to your file's name,
Upload New Version. Click
Browse to select the
updated file from your computer, and then click
Upload New Version