Adding Content Files

  • Adding a Content File to a Course in ANGEL



    1. Log into the ANGEL course
    2. Click the 'Lessons' tab
    3. Click the 'Add Content' link
    4. Click the 'File' link
    5. Browse for the file on your computer you want to upload. A path name will appear in the file to upload box after you have selected a file.
    6. Enter a title for the file (this is the link name the student will see)
    7. Click 'Upload File'
    8. You will get a confirmation that the file has uploaded successfully. Click 'OK'


    Web Friendly File Names

    When uploading files to ANGEL, make sure your filename is 'Web-friendly'. Web-friendly filenames are file names which Web servers support. Although there are variations depending on the Web server, it is best practice to:

    • use 3-character file extension (e.g., Word Documents= .doc)
    • no special characters ~`!@#$%^&*()+:&rdquo;;&rsquo;<>,.?/|\, with the exception of underscores and dashes which are allowed
    • no periods except for the one before the 3 character file extension
    • no extra spaces
    • all lowercase

    Supported File Formats

    • Microsoft Word Documents (.doc)
    • Word Perfect (.wpd) (some issues with old versions)
    • Text (.txt)
    • Rich Text (.rtf)
    • Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)
    • Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt and .pps)
    • Microsoft Excel (.xls and .csv)
    • Microsoft Access (.mdb)
    • Image Files: GIF (.gif), JPEG (.jpg)
    • Video Files: Quicktime(.mov) Windows Media(.wmv)
    • Audio Files:MP3(.mp3), Wave(.wav)
    • HTML Files: (.htm)

    Working with other File Formats:

    If you are trying to share a file not on the supported file list you will first need to 'zip'(compressed, universal file format) the file. You can do this by control clicking on the file on a mac and selecting "Create archive of x" or right clicking on windows and selecting "Add to -> Compressed (zipped) folder." Once zipped, you will be able to upload and share the file with others in the class. They can download it and open the file in its native application.

    When you archive the file, a .zip file replaces your original file or folder. When you open an archived item, the archive is replaced by a folder that contains uncompressed copies of the original files.