You can upload file attachments (documents, spreadsheets, presentations) to the knowbly™ Content Manager for use in your courses.
Adding an Attachment to the Content Manager
Upload any of the following file types: DOC, DOCX, PDF, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, TXT, ODT
To upload a file asset, navigate to the Content Manager and click on New and then select Assets.
Upload your local file asset to the Content Manager. You can also add tags at this point to make it easier to find the asset later. Click Add to complete the upload process.
Easily preview any asset by clicking the Preview button while hovering over the asset tile. A PDF version of the asset will be generated for viewing.
The PDF viewer allows you to scroll through, zoom in on, or search your asset. When finished, click the X on the right-hand side to close the viewer window.
When searching, you can filter your file assets by type by selecting PDF, Documents, Presentations, or Spreadsheets.
If you need a local version of any asset type, download the file by opening the tile menu and selecting Download.
Note: Microsoft Office non-XML formats are converted to open office XML standards on upload and any subsequent download. Specifically DOC, XLS, and PPT will be converted to DOCX, XLSX, and PPTX at the initial upload.
Adding an Attachment to a Course
Add a file attachment to a lesson page block, giving your learners the ability to download it.
Note: Currently you can attach files for the learners to download to their local machine. The ability for learners to preview the attachment within the course is in development.
To add an attachment, first select a course lesson block that includes the attachment type.
Once you’ve added the attachment block, click on the Add button to attach your file.
When adding a file, you can upload a new file attachment asset which, in addition to appearing in your lesson block, will also be simultaneously added to the Content Manager for future use.
Or, select a file attachment you’ve previously uploaded to the Content Manager.
Once you’ve added your attachment, enter your file title and caption in the appropriate fields.
When learners view the course, they will see this attachment and be able to download it to their local machine using the download button. You can test this functionality out in Preview mode.